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A COOL FISH. A security guard's boss mysteriously disappears and his paralyzed sister makes a deal with the armed bandits who abduct her in this Chinese film that was not screened for critics. Not Rated. (Grand)

GREEN BOOK. This crowd-pleasing based-on-a-true story picture tells the story of an Italian-American bouncer, played by Viggo Mortensen, who drives a Jamaican-American classical musician, played by Mahershala Ali, through the South in 1962. PG-13. (Grand) Grade: B

LOVE, GILDA. This documentary uses cassette recordings, film and TV clips, interviews and writing to touchingly tell the story of "Saturday Night Live" star and comic genius Gilda Radner. Not Rated. (Ross) Grade: B+

THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE. This horror movie about an exorcism gone very wrong was not screened in advance for critics. R. (Grand, SouthPointe)

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Remi Malek gives a striking impersonation of Queen singer Freddie Mercury in this uneven biopic that's as much about the band as it is Mercury. PG-13. (Grand, East Park, SouthPointe) Grade: C+

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Melissa McCarthy gives a fine performance playing literary forger Lee Israel in this based-on-a-true-story drama. R (Ross) Grade: A-

CREED II. Adonis Creed fights Ivan Drago's son in this sequel to "Creed" and the "Rocky" movies that sticks strictly to the formula, which is evident in the first five minutes. PG-13. (Grand, Edgewood, SouthPointe) Grade: C+

DR. SEUSS'S THE GRINCH. It's unclear why yet another remake of the classic children's book — this time starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, with Pharrell Williams narrating — needed to happen. PG. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe) Grade: D

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD. The second film in the Harry Potter adjacent series is, despite a fine cast and special effects, a shrug-inducing yawner that feels like the last film in a series not number two. PG-13. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood and SouthPointe). Grade: C

INSTANT FAMILY. This flawed, but well-intentioned comedy about a couple who take in three siblings in foster care ultimately hits the sweet spot between hilarious and heartwarming. PG-13. Grand, East Park, Edgewood) Grade: C+

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS. This is Disney's film adaptation of the popular holiday ballet/short story about Clara, the Nutcracker doll and a magical search. PG. (Edgewood, SouthPointe) Grade: C-

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET. Wreck-It Ralph becomes a viral sensation in this animated sequel that's fresh, smart, funny and a comprehensible analysis of both internet culture and the complexities of interpersonal relationships. PG. (Grand, Edgewood in 3-D and 2-D, East Park, SouthPointe in 2-D). Grade: B

ROBIN HOOD. 2018 "Robin Hood" is sleek, modern and retrofitted for a radical political landscape. PG-13. (Grand, East Park) Grade: C+

A STAR IS BORN. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga star in this Cooper-directed reworking of the tragic show business love story. R. (Grand). Grade: A

WIDOWS. Director McQueen's reworking of a British TV series, this film about widows doing big money heists and the crunching of political gears is an examination of the ugly machinations of power, money and patriarchy. R. (Edgewood). Grade: B+


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