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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of January 27, 2017

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2017 Oscar Nominees Spotlight Diversity

Rogerebert.com critic Susan Wloszczyna provides a breakdown of this year's historic roster of Academy Award nominees and explains how they champion diversity. The article comes complete with a link to a printable ballot courtesy of the official Oscars site. Click here to read the article..

New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of January 27, 2017

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Gold

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

Another forgettable drama about obnoxious men moving large amounts of money around, although Matthew McConaughey's scenery-devouring star turn does hold the attention.

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Get Out

Review by Brian Tallerico

We need more directors willing to take risks with films like Get Out.

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Review by Peter Sobczynski

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may not be the ideal final note for the series but as long as Jovovich is up there doing her thing, most people will be too enthralled to notice.

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The Salesman

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

It's a psychological and moral drama about how one man's anger and damaged self-image drive him to the brink of destroying the very thing he ostensibly most wants to protect: his marriage.

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A Dog's Purpose

Review by Glenn Kenny

The tonal weirdness and the philosophical fallacies and the general level of treacle did not sit very well with me.

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I Am Michael

Review by Sheila O'Malley

Justin Kelly takes a non-judgmental approach to the story, especially by keeping the film solely in Michael's point of view.

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Behemoth

Review by Glenn Kenny

This is a beautiful and harrowing movie, the first of the bad-news-for-humanity documentaries to be released in the states this year.

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Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo Poster

Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

Paris 05:59 conjures a world and a moment in time, and it does so with an understated skill throughout.

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The Daughter

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

There is no disguising that there's much more talk than action in The Daughter.

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Midsummer in Newtown

Review by Matt Fagerholm

A moving and necessary portrait of a community's psychological and spiritual healing.

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Kung Fu Yoga

Review by Simon Abrams

Kung Fu Yoga is bogged down by pretty much everything but Jackie Chan.

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Get the Girl

Review by Brian Tallerico

It's an alternately quirky and intense flick that never quite lives up to its potential, but contains a twist or two you're unlikely to see coming, and could appeal to viewers who miss the days of unpretentious B-movie glory that…

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