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Hail, Caesar!

The Coen brothers celebrate and eviscerate old Hollywood

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2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program A

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2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program B

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The Choice

Nicholas Sparks' romantic yearnings once again flood our screens

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The mash-up title just about says it all

First-Run Movies

2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation

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2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action

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Airlift

Bollywood actioner

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Call the exterminator: The tuneful rodents are back

Anomalisa

Charlie Kaufman goes inside the minds of puppets

The Big Short

The financial meltdown of 2008 is treated with terrific comic spin

The Boy

Horrors: A nanny finds that her new charge is a life-sized doll

Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks revisit the Cold War

Brooklyn

When looking homeward do we glance toward the past or the future?

Carol

Everything about this Fifties lesbian romance is sublime

Daddy's Home

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg vie for the love of their shared family

The Danish Girl

Biopic about the first person to undergo sexual reassignment surgery

Dirty Grandpa

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron go on a raunchy road trip

Everest

Ace ensemble cast enacts the real-life story of a doomed climbing expedition

The 5th Wave

Chloë Grace Moretz battles Earth's fifth wave of alien attacks

Fifty Shades of Black

Marlon Wayons takes on another spoof

The Finest Hours

Perfect effects and performances made this sea-rescue movie a dandy

The Forest

Supernatural thriller is set in Japan's Aokigahara Forest

45 Years

A long-married couple begins to question their union

Goosebumps

The ever-popular YA novels spring to life with Jack Black

The Hateful Eight

Tarantino's latest opus screens in 70mm this week at two Austin venues

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

As the series ends, we wonder what we'll do without our Katniss catnip

In the Heart of the Sea

Ron Howard sets sails with that famous Nantucket whale story

Jane Got a Gun

Natalie Portman stars in and produced this Western

Joy

Jennifer Lawrence rises above family dysfunction in this comic biopic

Kung Fu Panda 3

Now a kung-fu master, the panda is no longer a grasshopper

Lazer Team

The first feature film from Austin's Rooster Teeth gang is a hoot

The Martian

Circumstances force Matt Damon to become a wily Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Norm of the North

Animated bear protects his Arctic home

The Peanuts Movie

Happiness is a warm animated cartoon called The Peanuts Movie

Point Break

Remake of 1991's action bromance

The Revenant

Iñárritu’s Western loses the forest for the trees, but oh, what trees

Ride Along 2

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart partner again as mismatched cops

Room

Emma Donoghue's screen adaptation of her bestseller is a knockout

Sisters

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler wistfully party like there's no tomorrow

Spectre

Spectre brings the spectacle, but it lacks a soul

Spotlight

This terrific newspaper movie gets all the elements right

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

The Force awakens, and a franchise reboots

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Michael Bay lends his firepower to this war that's not really a war

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