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'Split' review: The twist is that there isn't one

Though it may be unearned, M. Night Shyamalan has a reputation for plot twists. From the good in "The Sixth Sense" (or the good-ish in "The Village") to the bad in "Lady in the Water," Shyamalan's films are often defined by their twists. The twist in "Split," however, is how straightforward it...

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  • 5 most Chicago moments in 'Office Christmas Party'

    5 most Chicago moments in 'Office Christmas Party'

    While plenty of movies take place in Chicago, it’s often obvious that they weren’t filmed here. But “Office Christmas Party” shot on location in the city last spring, and the movie shows off the Windy City every chance it gets. 1. The CTAIt’s Chicago. It’s winter. Jason Bateman’s character, Josh,...

  • 'Jackie' review: A complicated portrait

    'Jackie' review: A complicated portrait

    "I never wanted fame, I just became a Kennedy." In the week following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy grapples with the pain of losing her husband, her status as first lady of the U.S. and the life to which she had become accustomed. In the aftermath of the events...

  • ‘Office Christmas Party’ review: A mixed bag from Santa

    ‘Office Christmas Party’ review: A mixed bag from Santa

    “Non-alcoholic mimosa—one per person,” reads a sign in the opening scene of “Office Christmas Party,” effectively capturing how soul-sucking and terrible work functions can be if your employer isn’t any fun. The film is full of funny little moments that cleverly tap into adult reality, but directors...

  • Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

    Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

    The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. The late-night host will be presiding over the ceremony for the first time. Kimmel has been a regular awards host, having twice previously hosted the Emmy Awards (including its broadcast in September) and once led...

  • "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to tackle 'The Kingkiller Chronicles'

    "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to tackle 'The Kingkiller Chronicles'

    Lionsgate has partnered best-selling author Pat Rothfuss with composer and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda for an ambitious TV and film adaptation of the fantasy trilogy "The Kingkiller Chronicles." The film studio said Tuesday it will develop and produce the feature film franchise, as well as a TV drama...

  • ‘Manchester by the Sea’ review: A deeply felt tragedy

    ‘Manchester by the Sea’ review: A deeply felt tragedy

    There’s a reason that kids in movies are routinely terrible. These annoying, self-absorbed, one-note monsters can give a story structure, creating a character arc or manipulating a viewer’s emotions. “Manchester by the Sea” is a movie that lacks structure, but it does so by design. It makes sense...

  • Interview: Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich on 'Rules Don't Apply' and navigating young Hollywood

    Interview: Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich on 'Rules Don't Apply' and navigating young Hollywood

    “Thank God you did that.”  Alden Ehrenreich was in the middle of answering a question when Lily Collins, his co-star in the film “Rules Don’t Apply,” got up from the sofa to get him a napkin. She had noticed some tea had dribbled from his cup into the saucer and was dangerously close to spilling...

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