JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE – Brandy McDonnell reviews

Serving his 17th term as a member of Congress, the Georgia Democrat, 80, has spent more than six decades fighting for equality for Black Americans, from marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama, where he was badly injured by police officers, to getting on the bus as one of the original “Freedom Riders” who protested against segregation in transportation.

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BLOOD AND MONEY – Review by Susan Granger

This low-budget ‘survival’ thriller, set in the wintry wilderness of Northern Maine, stars Tom Berenger as an aging, alcoholic hunter who bags more than just a deer. One day, while hunting a buck in the forest, Jim accidentally shoots a young woman who – he later discovers – is part of a gang that recently robbed a casino of $1.2 million.

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AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY – Review by Carol Cling

This portrait of the famous freedom-fighting artist and activist centers on Ai’s @Large, an expansive exhibition — at San Francisco’s notorious Alcatraz Island — that attracted more than 900,000 people during its 2014-15 run. Unfortunately, the artist himself wasn’t one of them. At the time, the Chinese government had taken away his passport.

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FRANCES FERGUSON – Review by Sarah Ward

There’s nothing inherently funny about Frances Ferguson’s central concept: an affair between a teacher and a high-school student that scandalizes a small Nebraska town. But, as told from the eponymous educator’s perspective, there’s something intriguing about Bob Byington’s latest darkly comic film — which uses its premise to chart a self-sabotaging quest of considerable proportions.

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RELIC – Review by Lana Wilson-Combs

With Relic, director/screenwriter Natalie Erika James has crafted a taut horror flick that incorporates aging and dementia into its storyline. The clever use of music and lighting in the film, particularly those long shots of the dimly lit hallways in that creaky old house, really ramp up the fear factor and provides several well-earned jump scares

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THE SUNLIT NIGHT – Review by Liz Braun

The Sunlit Night, a slight romantic comedy saturated in whimsy, has its moments — all of them courtesy Jenny Slate, playing a struggling artist trying to find herself in a remote corner of Norway. Director David Wnendt seems to have organized all the right bits and pieces but something happened in the process of putting them all together.

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OLYMPIA – Review by April Neale

This bittersweet glimpse of her remarkable life allows Olympia Dukakis the freedom to flex the very muscles that catapulted her to fame. With no compunction, she openly discusses her obstacles, triumphs and regrets, and dishes about her collective career and personal experiences. She’s an octogenarian, and she’s still going strong.

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