The year is 1979. Dorethea (Annette Bening) is a chain smoking optimistic lost soul and single mother raising a teen boy Jamie (Lucas Jade Zuhmann). As Jamie enters the difficult waters of adulthood, Dorethea, concerned she can’t help him alone, enlists the help of her both her boarder (Greta Gerwig) and Jamie’s closest friend (Elle Fanning) in raising her son.
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Adapted by Patrick Ness from his 2011 novel, A Monster Calls is a modern fairy tale that will have the audience sobbing by the end.
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The largely unknown stories of three brilliant black women who, behind the scenes at NASA, were crucial to putting the first American in space and beyond.
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Is it too much to hope for to have 2016 bookended by two great movies about anthropomorphic animals?
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Rogue One may be the *big deal* movie this weekend, but make sure you don’t forget about La La Land! We (Washington Area Film Critics Association) did award it best film of the year after all!
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the best Star Wars film ever made.
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Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is one of DC’s most veracious lobbyists with a reputation for winning whatever she puts her mind to. When her firm is approached by the gun lobby, her moral center guides her in a different direction, putting her squarely against one of the most powerful groups on the Hill.
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Natalie Portman stars as one of America’s most recognizable first ladies in this portrait of Jackie Kennedy.
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When a young girl faces a gruesome tragedy, it changes her in in disturbing ways, shaping her adult life into something grotesque. Or maybe she would have been that way regardless. It’s not really clear.
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Disney animation has been in the midst of something of a renaissance lately. Their most recent film takes us to ancient Polynesia and introduces to a girl named Moana.
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