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Review: Jonah Hill’s ‘Mid90s’ is a sweet and authentic coming-of-age story, but it feels like he forgot to finish it

Ballasted by a sweetly affecting performance by Suljic, aglow with visual textures slightly before its time (Hill photographed the movie on grainy 16mm stock, using a boxy, archaic aspect ratio to frame the action), “Mid90s” captures the vagrant, bittersweet fruits of liberation, as innocence takes its first perilous steps into the big, trashed-out world beckoning just outside the door.

Review: ‘Old Man & the Gun’ is vintage Robert Redford

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

It’s quite fitting that what Robert Redford has been billing as his farewell to acting comes in the amiable crime comedy “The Old Man & the Gun.” It feels both timeless and old-fashioned, genial and soft, safe and intensely enjoyable.

‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of newcomers, like the family-friendly “Goosebumps” sequel and the neo-noir mystery “Bad Times at the El Royale,” couldn’t unseat last week’s top two films, “Venom” and “A Star Is Born,” which again took first and second place.

Review: Mountain-climbing documentary ‘Free Solo’ is breaking box-office records because it’s great

“Free Solo,” from the directors of “Meru,” chronicles the exploits of champion climber Alex Honnold, whose specialty is scrambling up mountains and virtually any vertical plane without benefit of equipment or safety devices. In a bold, even reckless iteration of working without a net, the filmmakers follow Honnold as he sets out to be the first person ever to solo climb El Capitan, an imposing, sheer, 3,000-foot-high rock face in Yosemite National Park.

‘Venom’ sets October record with $80M; ‘Star Is Born’ soars

In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie “Venom” shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soared to $41.3 million.