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Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

Short Takes: Movie listings and reviews for February 23

February 23rd, 2017

Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin’s words remain distressingly resonant as he describes resentment, anger and insensitivity blacks endure.

  • The show is admirable, but as a drama, it falls short of its ambitions.

  • ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ marks a promising directorial debut for Macon Blair.

  • For a show called ‘Taken,’ there’s shockingly little taking.

  • Its dark, gruesome horrors mark a departure for Key and Peele’s Jordan Peele.

  • The no-dialogue gimmick focuses attention on the spare animation.

  • Chock full of international stars and low-rent CGI, this money-driven compromise seems designed to please no one.

  • Charlie Day's Mr. Campbell is far from the only character in this movie who deserves a pop in the mouth.

  • Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • HBO's new drama doesn't need dragons or robots to achieve greatness.

  • A bizarrely goofy premise yields a richly human movie.

  • The film has a carefully composed visual style that makes for an enveloping, unsettling experience.

  • New this year was an evening of special showcases before the first full day of the festival, including the entertaining Dealer, a linked collection of ...

  • Dakota Johnson is again playful and mischievous, at times coming across like she’s mocking the material.

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