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Which movies to watch this weekend, June 16

Small Enough to Jail: “Hoop Dreams” director Steve James profiles the Sung family, a group of Chinese bankers in New York targeted by the government in the wake of the recent mortgage crash. The trial itself is [Read entire story]

Which movies to watch this weekend, May 12

The Circle: Based on Dave Eggers’ novel and starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. There will be no rousing finish in the ring, but the light human drama adequately compensates. In Finnish [Read entire story]

The weekend’s best movies, March 17

Donald, the peculiar friend, is a singular creation, played by director Kris Avedisian. Kong never looked so good as in this well-directed, well-acted, imaginatively crafted and very respectably written revisit of the [Read entire story]

Which movies to watch this weekend, March 10

Rated R. 103 minutes. Pedro Almodóvar delivers one of his best films, the story of a woman from age 25 to 56, as played by two actresses who really do seem to be inhabiting the same soul. Rated R. 99 minutes. The [Read entire story]

Which movies to watch this weekend, Jan. 6

The latest from Paul Verhoeven (“Basic Instinct”), which is also France’s foreign film entry in the Oscar sweepstakes, provides a signature role for Isabelle Huppert as a woman who is brutally raped in the [Read entire story]

Movies opening Dec. 23

The result is one of the best films of the year, with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as a pair of strivers who meet in Los Angeles and try to help each other. Rated PG-13. 128 minutes. Casey Affleck is magnificent in this [Read entire story]

Which movies to watch this weekend, Dec. 2

Director Robert Zemeckis delivers a World War II film that is old-fashioned in the best way, glamorous and beautiful to behold, with Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt as a pair of spies who fall in love in — well, [Read entire story]

Which movies to see this weekend, Aug. 5

Captain Fantastic: Rated R. 119 minutes. Bryan Cranston plays a real-life federal agent who helped dismantle a major Colombian drug ring by posing as a money launderer for the mob. Rated R. 127 minutes. Rated PG-13. [Read entire story]

Which movies to see this weekend, July 29

Woody Allen’s latest, about a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) who goes west to get into the movie business, circa 1936, is like a long and complicated anecdote, without much of a point. [...] it holds interest and [Read entire story]

Worth seeing at the movies, March 18

For those willing to get on director Terrence Malick’s wavelength, this is an ecstatic use of cinema — the story of a screenwriter (Christian Bale) in Hollywood as told through dream images and voice-over, with only [Read entire story]

Worth seeing at the movies, Jan. 15

Taking place over the course of a couple of days, it’s the story of an emotionally isolated man (the voice of David Thewlis) who finds a special connection with a lonely woman (the voice of Jennifer Jason [Read entire story]

Worth seeing at the movies, Dec. 4

Rich in emotion and period detail, this story of a young Irish woman (Saoirse Ronan) who moves to Brooklyn in 1951 is one of the best films of the year. Director Ryan Coogler lends energy and a contemporary edge to the [Read entire story]

Worth seeing at the movies, Dec. 4

Rich in emotion and period detail, this story of a young Irish woman (Saoirse Ronan) who moves to Brooklyn in 1951 is one of the best films of the year. Director Ryan Coogler lends energy and a contemporary edge to the [Read entire story]

Worth seeing at the movies, Dec. 4

Rich in emotion and period detail, this story of a young Irish woman (Saoirse Ronan) who moves to Brooklyn in 1951 is one of the best films of the year. Director Ryan Coogler lends energy and a contemporary edge to the [Read entire story]