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NEW THIS WEEK: “Hostiles,” “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” “Padmaavat,” “78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene”

All Saints

PG, 108 minutes. Thematic elements.

John Corbett, Barry Corbin. A former corporate salesman, who has become a pastor, is ordered to sell a small, country church. He changes his mind when the congregation welcomes new worshipers from Southeast Asia and the place springs back to life. Inspirational drama directed by Steve Gomer, whose TV credits include “Veronica Mars” and “Blue Bloods.” With Chonda Pierce, Nelson Lee and Cara Buono.

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Blade Runner 2049

R, 163 minutes. Profanity, stabby violence, sexual content, nudity.

Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford. In the dystopian future, a Los Angeles police detective tracks down a reclusive bounty hunter named Deckard after he unearths a long-buried secret. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (“Prisoners,” “Arrival”), who maintains the visual flair and ambiguity of the original but none of the poetry. With Jared Leto (who comes across as corny villain from a “Batman” movie), Robin Wright and Edward James Olmos. While there’s plenty of eye candy to spare, it features one of the most pointless fist fights in film history, a few plot holes and gaffs. (B-)

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Call Me By Your Name

R, 132 minutes. Profanity, frank sexual content, nudity, smoking, erotic apricots.

Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer. In the summer of 1983, sparks fly when a charming, free-spirited and handsome American graduate student moves into an Italian villa with an academic family whose precocious, talented, 17-year-old son is still figuring out his sexual identity. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (“I Am Love,” “A Bigger Splash”) and based on a novel by Andre Aciman. A coming-of-age gay romance that artfully and quietly breaks all the rules. The spot-on period details from the early ‘80s – from the tennis shoes to the musical choices — are also not overdone. (B+)

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The Commuter

R, 104 minutes. Profanity, intense violence, scary stuff.

Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga. An insurance salesman who was freshly laid off from his job in New York City, is offered a lot of money to spot a stranger who is not normally on his daily train ride home to the suburbs and then things really go off the rails. B-movie-style action pic directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“Orphan”). With Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill and Elizabeth McGovern.

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Daddy’s Home 2

PG-13, 100 minutes. Profanity, violence, rude humor.

Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg. An extended, blended family runs into trouble when two very opposite grandfathers — one is a boozy macho ex-astronaut and the other an emotional softie who likes to kiss on the lips — arrive just in time to disrupt the Christmas holidays. Mildly amusing, instantly forgettable slapstick comedy by Sean Anders (“Horrible Bosses 2,” “That’s My Boy”).With John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, John Cena and Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. (C)

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Darkest Hour

PG-13, 125 minutes. Profanity, images of war violence, bathroom humor, smoking.

Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas. During several critical days in May 1940, Winston Churchill takes over as the new British prime minister just as the Germans are about to wipe out 300,000 English troops trapped in Dunkirk, France, and invade the British Isles. Political bio-pic directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”). The real reason to see this rather conventional history lesson is for Oldman’s tour de force performance as the growling commander. This is the same actor who played punk rocker Sid Vicious in “Sid and Nancy” (1986)? Hard to believe. (B+)

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Den of Thieves

R, 140 minutes. Rough language, harsh violence, gory stuff, sexual content, nudity.

Gerard Butler, 50 Cent. An elite crew of law dogs led by one tough honcho targets a heavily armed gang that is planning to knock over the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. Action-heist pic directed by Christian Gudegast, who is making his feature-length debut. With Evan Jones, Jordan Bridges and Dawn Oliveri.

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Forever My Girl

PG, 104 minutes. Mild profanity, mature themes, boozing.

Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe. After gaining fortune and fame as a country singer, a big star returns to his Southern hometown to attend a funeral and face the woman he left at the altar. Wonder who the jilted bride’s 7-year-old daughter could possibly belong to, eh? Romantic drama co-written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf (“Don’s Plum”). With Abby Ryder Fortson as the cute kid.

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The Greatest Showman

PG, 105 minutes. Violence, thematic material, topics dealing with racism.

Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams. After losing his office job as a number-cruncher, a financially desperate P.T. Barnum throws his ambitious heart and appetite for hype into creating a world-famous circus act in this original musical. Directed by Michael Gracey, who arrives from the world of making TV commercials in Australia. Featuring new songs from the duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Oscar winners for “La La Land”). With Zac Efron, Zendaya, Diahann Carroll and Rebecca Ferguson.

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Hostiles

R, 134 minutes. Profanity, strong violence.

Christian Bale, Wes Studi. In 1892, a jaded, reluctant military captain in New Mexico is ordered to transport a Native American chief and warrior to Montana but the trip is anything but easy in this Western drama. Written and directed by Scott Cooper “Out of the Furnace,” “Crazy Heart”). With Ben Foster, Rosamund Pike, Scott Wilson and Adam Beach. Opened Friday.

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I, Tonya

R, 120 minutes. Rough language, violence, domestic abuse, sexual content, constant smoking, one pesky pet bird.

Margot Robbie, Allison Janney. Several unreliable narrators give their versions of the story surrounding the scandalous figure skater Tonya Harding and the violent attack on her opponent Nancy Kerrigan during the mid-‘90s. Dark comedy directed by Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl,” “Mr. Woodcock”), who takes a sympathetic view of Harding and her hardscrabble upbringing. Though things drag a bit during the fallout from the Kerrigan “incident,” Janney is incendiary as Harding’s verbally abusive mother. With Bobby Cannavale, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser and Caitlin Carver. (B+)

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Insidious: The Last Key

PG-13, 103 minutes. Profanity, violence, scary special effects, disturbing images.

Lin Shaye, Bruce Davison. Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist, has her work follow her home when an evil entity shows up in her personal living space in the horror flick. Directorial debut by Adam Robitel, who wrote “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.” With Josh Stewart and Marcus Henderson.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

PG-13, 119 minutes. Profanity, violence, scary special effects, rude humor, surprisingly strong sexual content.

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart. Four high school students who are doing a stint in detention are transformed into avatars and magically transported into a dangerous video game that finds them fighting for their lives against wild animals, a gem-hunting villain and bad guys on motorcycles. Stupidly fun, noisy fantasy-adventure directed by Jake Kasdan (“Sex Tape,” “Bad Teacher,” “Orange County”). With Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Missi Pyle, Tim Matheson, Bobby Cannavale and Nick Jonas. Not recommended for smaller children. (B-)

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Justice League

PG-13, 121 minutes. Violence, scary special effects.

Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck. The future of Earth hangs in the balance against some CGI-driven evil forces and it’s up to Batman, Wonderwoman, Aquaman and other superheroes to save the day. Again. Directed by Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”) and Josh Whedon (“The Avengers”), who have slapped together another big plot mess. Hard to follow and harder to care about. With Amy Adams, Billy Crudup, Connie Nielsen, Diane Lane, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Jeremy Irons and Robin Wright. Don’t forget the ear plugs. (C-)

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Lady Bird

R, 93 minutes. Profanity, sexual content, nudity, teen drinking.

Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf. During her senior year in high school in Sacramento during 2002, a bright student who does not get along with her overly critical mom tries to cope with prom season, dating disappointments and her depressed dad while planning for college. Pitch-perfect, hilarious and thoroughly human coming-of-age comedy written and directed by actress Greta Gerwig (“20th Century Women,” “Frances Ha”). It’s like a John Hughes flick set in the real world. Put money on Metcalf for an Oscar nod. Even though the final scene feels tacked on, this is easily one of the best movies of 2017. With Tracy Letts and Odeya Rush. (A-)

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure

PG-13, 142 minutes. Profanity, violence, scary special effects.

Dylan O’Brien, Patricia Clarkson. In the dystopian future, a young warrior and his pals fight their way into The Last City stronghold to rescue their imprisoned friends in this sci-fi action pic. Directed by Wes Ball, who has done all of the “Maze Runner” movies. With Barry Pepper, Will Poulter, Rosa Salazar and Giancarlo Esposito. Opened Friday.

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National Parks Adventures 3D

Not rated, 45 minutes. Risky bicycle stunts.

Conrad Anker, Rachel Pohl. Oscar-winner Robert Redford narrates this guided tour of some of America’s most majestic, breath-taking natural sites — Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Devils Tower, Glacier National Park and more —as rock climbers and hikers explore the great outdoors. Prepare to be bitten by the travel bug. Featuring music by Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley and American Authors. Opened Friday. (B+)

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Paddington 2

PG, 103 minutes. Violence, moments of peril, mild rude humor.

Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins. The adorable, talking ursine (voice of Ben Whishaw) from Peru — who has a marmalade monkey on his back — works odd jobs in London to buy a very special birthday present for his aunt only to have it stolen from him. Then the bear is framed for the crime. Family adventure directed by Paul King (“Paddington”), which will entertain the kids and keep the parenst amused. With Bendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Julie Walters and Imelda Staunton. (B)

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Padmaavat

Not rated, 164 minutes. War violence, sexual themes, really crazy musical numbers.

Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor. Hooray for Bollywood in this large-scale historical drama about a queen in 13th century India who would rather set herself on fire than live under the rule of an obsessed tyrant. Based on the epic Sufi poem “Padmavat’ (1540) by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. Opened Friday.

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Phantom Thread

R, 130 minutes. Profanity, mature themes, smoking.

Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps. In the London fashion world during the ‘50s, an obsessive dress designer for the royals and high society ladies falls for his latest model-muse who works as a waitress in a restaurant by the sea. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood,” “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia”), who is channeling his inner-Stanley Kubrick (think “Barry Lyndon”) in this cool, understated, surprising romance. (A-)

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The Post

PG-13, 115 minutes. Profanity, images of war violence.

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep. In the early ‘70s, hard-nose newspaper editor Ben Bradlee and well-connected publisher Kay Graham put their careers and reputations on the line when they decide to publish the infamous Pentagon Papers. Directed by Steven Spielberg (“Jaws,” “Munich”). Yeah, it’s a tad overly dramatic but it moves fast. With Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Sarah Paulson and Alison Brie. (B)

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Pitch Perfect 3

PG-13, 94 minutes. Profanity, comic violence, crude humor, sexual content.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson. After bogging down at their day jobs, the singers in the vocal group The Bellas reunite one last time for an overseas USO tour for the military troops. Another perky entry in the a capella franchise directed by Trish Sie (“Step Up: All In”). With Hailee Steinfeld, John Lithgow, Elizabeth Banks, Ruby Rose and Anna Camp.

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Proud Mary

R, 88 minutes. Profanity, violence, disturbing images.

Taraji P. Henson, Xander Berkeley. A lethal assassin working for a crime family in Boston discovers her more kindly, maternal side when she crosses paths with a young boy during a hit that goes wrong. Directed by Babak Najafi (“London Has Fallen”). With Danny Glover and Margaret Avery.

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Roman J. Israel, Esq.

PG-13, 129 minutes. Profanity, violence, thematic elements.

Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell. After his law partner dies, an eccentric attorney, who has spent his career fighting for civil rights and the downtrodden, is recruited by a slick L.A. legal eagle. Courtroom drama and character study directed by Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler”). With James Paxton, Carmen Ejogo and Kelly Sullivan.

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72/58: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

Not rated, 91 minutes. Profanity, violence, nudity.

Guillermo del Toro, Danny Elfman. Filmmakers, critics, actors and fans — including Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth, and Peter Bogdanovich — take a frame by frame analysis of director Alfred Hitchock’s game-changing, iconic shower scene in “Psycho” (1960). An absolute must-see for movie geeks and Hitchcock fans. In archive footage, Hitch says he intended “Psycho” to be tongue in cheek and not taken seriously. Hah. Opened Friday. (B+)

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The Shape of Water

R, 123 minutes. Profanity, disturbing violence, frank sexual content, nudity, smoking.

Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer. During the height of the Cold War in the early ‘60s, a mute janitor and a co-worker plot to rescue a captive sea creature (think the Gill-Man from “Creature From the Black Lagoon”) being held captive in the basement of a top secret government building in Baltimore. Scary romantic fable directed by Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Devil’s Backbone”) and it’s one of his best. It’s a visually dazzling movie that is in love with movies. With Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Doug Jones. (A-)

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The Star

PG, 86 minutes. Thematic elements.

Voices of Steven Yeun, Tyler Perry. An escaped donkey, a friendly sheep, a dove and three wisecracking camels become traveling companions and end up in Bethlehem in time for a very famous birth in this animated family film. Also featuring the voices of Oprah Winfrey, Christopher Plummer, Ving Rhames, Kristin Chenowith and Kris Kristofferson.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

PG-13, 152 minutes. Violence, scary special effects.

Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill. Princess Leia and the dwindling Jedi rebels are in danger of being wiped out during a battle in outer space where they are totally out-gunned while the feisty Jedi warrior Rey tries to carve some quality time with a cranky Luke Skywalker on a remote watery planet. Directed by Rian Johnson (“Brick,” “Looper”), who tries to juggle too many plot lines and tangents. WTH moments include Skywalker slurping milk from a hideous space critter and a zombie Leia flying through space like a cheap circus act in Vegas. With Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, Tom Hardy and the late Carrie Fisher. (C+)

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

R, 115 minutes. Foul language, brutal violence, sexual content, racial slurs, smoking.

Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson. Many months after her daughter’s murder-rape in a small town, an angry mother rents out three large signs addressing the cold case and the local police chief. Things escalate from there. Uneven, jet black comedy-drama written and directed by Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths”), who likes to have obviously intelligent characters talk like bumpkins who murder the King’s English. With Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage and Kerry Condon. (B)

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12 Strong

R, 130 minutes. Profanity, violence, war gore.

Chris Hemsworth, Michael Peña. While the dust is still settling from the 9/11 attacks on New York City, an American military captain and a small group of soldiers join forces with the Afghans to take the fight to the Taliban on horseback. Based on a true story. Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig (“Exfil”).With Rob Riggle and William Fichtner.

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