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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of January 13, 2017

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of January 13, 2017

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Live by Night

Review by Brian Tallerico

The key question behind Live by Night isn't so much "Why did they bother?" as "What went wrong?"

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Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Despite the compact running time, it is easy to feel that you have come to know—and likely admire—Elizabeth Murray.

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Underworld: Blood Wars

Review by Peter Sobczynski

An embarrassingly murky mess that takes something that could've been made into agreeably cheeseball fun and sucks all the fun out of it.

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Sleepless

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

A frustratingly not-terrible action thriller.

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The Bye Bye Man

Review by Peter Sobczynski

The Bye Bye Man is the kind of film that is so boring and bereft of anything of possible interest that it becomes infuriating.

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Claire in Motion

Review by Nick Allen

With their second success, directors Annie J. Howell & Lisa Robinson are able to treat mainstream log-lines with unique emotional and intellectual tenderness, offering a fresh take on our inherent need for closure.

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Ma

Review by Sheila O'Malley

Rowlson-Hall has indulged herself in Ma, and in doing so she has created a bold and unique film that has "personal" written all over it. No one else could have made it. This should be celebrated.

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Monster Trucks

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Based on the early word, I came into it with fairly low-octane expectations. But at least it never made me want to sink ever deeper in my seat with despair at every plot turn as some flat-out lemons do.

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Son of Joseph

Review by Glenn Kenny

A very sure-footed comedy, although the style does take some getting used to.

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The Crash

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

This is the latest film with far too many scenes of people waving their arms in front of computers, shouting about algorithms and such.

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