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The Stalin-era crime drama “Child 44″ (Summit) is, alas, as murky as Siberian mud. That’s too bad, because the premise of the Tom Rob Smith novel on which the film is based — the first volume in a trilogy of thrillers — is sound.
Glossy proceedings follow on a silly premise in the serviceable romantic drama “The Age of Adaline” (Lionsgate).
An undersized, bullied boy learns the corporal works of mercy and how to overcome racial hatred in 1940s California in a new film with positive portrayals of Catholic life.
Deirdre O’Kane said it took six years from idea to finished form to tell the story of Christina Noble, who has spent the past 26 years in Vietnam helping the nation’s orphans and abandoned children.
Crime and punishment are at the heart of “True Story” (Fox), a detailed dissection of a real-life murder case.
Lost somewhere in the gore of this silly, 82-minute teen horror film is a potentially valuable message about the harmful effects of online harassment.
The “last prisoners of World War II” — famous paintings stolen from persecuted Jews by the Nazis — await justice and release in the new film starring Helen Mirren.