Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

New in Theaters: "The Girl on the Train," "The Birth of a Nation"

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

New in Theaters: "The Girl on the Train," "The Birth of a Nation"

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"The Birth of a Nation" ** * R * 2:00 * Nate Parker is a better actor than writer or director in this film about Nat Turner, who led a slave revolt in 1831. In an emotionally detailed performance, he plays Turner with a flinching self-effacement that evolves into horror, sorrow and rage. (Tribune News Service)

"Denial" *** * PG-13 * 1:30 * Rachel Weisz is excellent in this flawed but impassioned drama about a college professor who is sued for libel by a Holocaust denier (Timothy Spall). With Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Mick Jackson ("Temple Grandin"). (Calvin Wilson)

"The Girl on the Train" *** * R * 1:52 * Director Tate Taylor (with screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson) stays close to the original novel, which involves depressed, alcoholic divorcee Rachel (Emily Blunt), who watches apparently happy families from a commuter train. …

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