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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of September 23, 2016

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of September 23, 2016

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The Magnificent Seven

Review by Brian Tallerico

Rarely have so many charismatic actors been used in a film that feels quite as soulless as Antoine Fuqua's update of The Magnificent Seven.

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Storks

Review by Christy Lemire

Zippy and zany, cute and cuddly, Storks manages to balance wild humor with winning heart.

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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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Goat

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

Any discussion of toxic masculinity, or the ways in which brotherhood in all its forms can get twisted, is likely to be muted by second-guessing of the movie's methods.

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The Dressmaker

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Positively exploding with a surfeit of pent-up creative energy that unfortunately doesn't know when to stop.

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My Blind Brother

Review by Mark Dujsik

My Blind Brother puts these characters through the comic wringer, but the humor is founded on the characters and their flaws, not the circumstances.

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Chronic

Review by Glenn Kenny

Tim Roth gives a career-high performance in this meticulous, disturbing film.

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Beauty and the Beast

Review by Peter Sobczynski

A sturdy and frequently dazzling version that should leave audiences swooning with delight.

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Audrie & Daisy

Review by Sheila O'Malley

Audrie & Daisy is a stark portrait of a problem which is not in any way local, aberrant, or random. The problem is systemic.

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The Free World

Review by Nick Allen

Dog metaphors prove to be only one of writer/director Jason Lew's problems, as his debut "The Free World" is riddled with more than a few unfortunate directorial choices.

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Closet Monster

Review by Odie Henderson

Closet Monster is most successful when it uses fable-like qualities to allow us to feel Oscar's emotions viscerally rather than narratively.

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Mr. Church

Review by Odie Henderson

This film is a stunning example of how wrong-headed filmmakers can be regarding what is acceptable for today's audiences.

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