Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Also in Theaters: Capsule Reviews of Recent Releases

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Also in Theaters: Capsule Reviews of Recent Releases

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'Allied' ***

R * 2:00 * Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard bring old-fashioned glamour to this tale of spies who fall in love during World War II. Calvin Wilson

'Almost Christmas' **

PG-13 * 1:52 * Director David E. Talbert does right by essentially rolling the cameras and letting Mo'Nique do her thing . Tribune News Service

'Arrival' ***

PG-13 * 1:56 * Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star in a sophisticated take on the sci-fi standby of making contact with extraterrestrials. CW

'Assassin's Creed' **

PG-13 * 1:48 * Director Justin Kurzel and his "Macbeth" actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard teamed up again. Tribune News Service

'Collateral Beauty' **

PG-13 * 1:34 * Will Smith stars in this flawed but uplifting drama about a depressed ad executive . CW

'The Eagle Huntress' ***

G * 1:27 * A 13-year-old Kazakh girl, Aisholpan Nurgaiv, steals and trains a golden eagle . Chicago Tribune

'Elle' ****

R * 2:10 * Isabelle Huppert is fantastic in this tale of a businesswoman and her unique reaction to being sexually assaulted. CW

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' ***

PG-13 * 2:12 * Eddie Redmayne stars as a creature-collecting wizard in this extension of the "Harry Potter" franchise. CW

'Fences' ***

PG-13 * 2:18 * Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in this well-acted but stagy adaptation of the prize-winning August Wilson play . CW

'Hacksaw Ridge' ***

R * 2:11 * Andrew Garfield stars in this fact-based drama about a conscientious objector who goes to war. Tribune News Service

'Jackie' ****

R * 1:39 * Natalie Portman is brilliant in this drama about the JFK assassination and its impact on his widow. CW

'La La Land' ****

PG-13 * 2:08 * Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are terrific in this entertaining modern-day musical . CW

'Lion' ***

PG-13 * 1:58 * Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman star in this drama about a man's efforts to retrace his path. …

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