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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of September 16, 2016

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of September 16, 2016

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Bridget Jones's Baby

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

This update on Bridget's always-complicated affairs of the heart is more often than not a bundle of joy to watch and a far cry from being a pail of poopy nappies.

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Blair Witch

Review by Brian Tallerico

The original film built tension off sounds in the distance and that general fear that comes from being in the middle of nowhere. This one seeks to numb you with booming noises while someone plays catch with a GoPro.

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Snowden

Review by Brian Tallerico

If Edward Snowden didn't exist, Oliver Stone might have invented him.

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La La Land

Review by Brian Tallerico

This is a beautiful film about love and dreams, and how the two impact each other.

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Deepwater Horizon

Review by Brian Tallerico

Everything here feels routine—more like an inevitability than a work of art or even a piece of entertainment.

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Moonlight

Review by Brian Tallerico

One of the essential American films of 2016.

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Queen of Katwe

Review by Brian Tallerico

The amazing depth of David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o help ground this sports story from most of its sentimental clich├ęs.

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Arrival

Review by Brian Tallerico

An ambitious sci-fi film that forces viewers to reconsider that which makes us truly human, and the impact of grief on that timeline of existence.

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Loving

Review by Brian Tallerico

Jeff Nichols' approach is careful, reserved and deeply considerate of the human story he's trying to tell.

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Operation Avalanche

Review by Simon Abrams

Found-footage conspiracy thriller Operation Avalanche is never as compelling as its high-concept premise.

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Miss Stevens

Review by Glenn Kenny

A low-key and intelligent character study.

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Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

Review by Nick Allen

More in-depth history report than a piece of art, this documentary is a collection of fascinating information without style.

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Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

Review by Sheila O'Malley

An urgent and often infuriating documentary about the San Antonio Four's quest for justice and exoneration, a quest that remains ongoing.

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Dancer

Review by Christy Lemire

Unlike so many movies about ballet, Dancer isn't about the toll such discipline takes on the body. It's about the toll it takes on a life.

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

The group's fans today, of any age, are bound to welcome Eight Days a Week, in which Beatlemania's mid-'60s comet of joy and astonishment is thrillingly captured.

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Other People

Review by Christy Lemire

Other People breathes new life into the formulaic, dark comedy about death.

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Come What May

Review by Odie Henderson

If you ever wanted to see a wartime movie that feels directed by a kinder, gentler Michael Bay, Come What May is right up your alley.

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When the Bough Breaks

Review by Nick Allen

While empathy is first to go in When the Bough Breaks and its Screen Gems predecessors, there is nothing good in its place.

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