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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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    Music, food and fun will take over the Fremont Street Experience this weekend, from 11 a.m. to midnight February 25 and 26.

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    Pair chilaquiles with an icy Dos Equis or blood orange margarita.

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  • Intersection

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    Jennifer Lopez is back on the Strip for her resident show at Axis this month.

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    The California goth-punk veterans are an efficient hard-rock machine, as they proved over the course of 70 minutes.

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    Vanessa and Elena Skye’s gallery, nestled within the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, has distinguished itself from its neighbors with its local roots.

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    For a young city still blooming in the desert, Las Vegas has some deep soul-food roots.

  • A&E

    The Strip is just the beginning of fantastic local photo ops.

  • Taste

    The man behind Soyo, Oyshi and other southwest favorites is bringing Korean-Chinese food to the neighborhood.

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    The eastside neighborhood is the first in Clark County to earn the distinction.

  • A&E

    The comic actor re-channels David Brent for Life on the Road.

  • Noise

    The three-night total: 77 songs, without a repeat. That’s how you take over a venue.

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    Chabuya’s seafood-forward menu rewards adventurous and risk-averse diners.

  • Nightlife

    The new bar and lounge feels like a hybrid of Mad Men and The Jetsons.

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    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 ...

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    Quik lands at LAX this weekend.

  • Intersection

    The local historian discusses his exhaustively researched account of the queer experience in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the state.

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    "You have to believe in something more than product or money. There’s got to be a deeper meaning."