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Our Friend

A trio of thirtysomethings have been best friends for years. Married couple Matt (Casey Affleck) and Nicole (Dakota Johnson) have two young daughters, while their longtime pal Dan (Jason Segel) is one of those guys that seems like an underachiever to others, but has a heart of gold that shines through. A shocking diagnosis throws …

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The Farewell

This “true story based on an actual lie” is a lovely, very personal film written and directed by Chinese-American Lulu Wang. Based on an incident involving her own grandmother, Wang centers the story around a young woman named Billi, played by the fabulously talented Awkwafina (who absolutely stole all her scenes in the hit Crazy …

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Life Itself

Remember when that certain type of commercial first debuted a dozen or so years ago? It would have a thoughtful yet warm voice over, shots of regular people doing regular things. Maybe one was lonely, one was giving birth, one had aching joints, and another had a long shift doing an honest day’s work. But …

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Miss You Already

Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore are two of the most appealing actresses in Hollywood, but I admit when I first heard about them being cast as best friends in a movie, I had a hard time picturing it. And now that I’ve seen them as said best friends in the weepie Miss You Already, I’m …

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Batkid Begins

Anyone who spent any time online perusing social media in November 2013 no doubt stumbled across the feel-good story of the year. A 5-year-old boy named Miles Scott wanted to be Batman for a day. But this wasn’t just any kid’s wish. Miles was being treated for leukemia, so the Make A Wish Foundation was …

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50/50

When you are in your 20s, life should be carefree. You can work at a hip company, where your childhood best friend works in the cubicle next to you. You can be dating a hot girl or guy, where the relationship is still in the sweet, awkward, “Um… I emptied a drawer for you…” phase. …

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