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Wind River

The last few years have been a hell of a ride for Taylor Sheridan, since he got his first screenplay, Sicario, made into a gripping, Oscar-nominated film in 2015. Last summer's Hell or High Water, another of his scripts, was one of the unexpectedly satisfying hits of the season, which only added to his ascendancy.

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Chuck, directed by Philippe Falardeau (R, 1 hour, 38 minutes)

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Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky is a redneck Ocean's Eleven. For his first feature film in four years, Steven Soderbergh has sneaked back in on a back road with a goofy and steadily amusing tale of born losers in West Virginia who try to hit the jackpot by divesting an auto raceway of a few million bills. This loose and shambling tale with a very attractive cast is highlighted by a wonderfully wacky, show-stealing turn by Daniel Craig as a down-home career criminal.

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Annabelle scares up a box office win

Annabelle: Creation, the latest installment in a Warner Bros. horror series, opened as the top movie in North America with sales of $35 million over a slow weekend, easily beating two other new films in wide release.

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Lipitz: Step is story of hardship, hope

Amanda Lipitz has made her name in two diverse fields. On Broadway, she's a Tony-winning producer whose plays include The Humans and Legally Blonde: The Musical. And earlier this year, she won a special jury prize for Inspirational Filmmaking at Sundance for Step, her new documentary about an inner city Baltimore high school step dancing team.

Step

Amanda Lipitz's debut feature documentary Step, set in the mean streets of Baltimore, manages the formidable feat of being uplifting without ever shortchanging the audience's intelligence.

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All Saints, PG A corporate salesman trades in his career to become a pastor, but when his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits, he finds support from a group of Burmese refugees. With John Corbett, Cara Buono, Barry Corbin, Chonda Pierce, Nelson Lee, Gregory Alan Williams; directed by Steve Gomer. Aug. 25

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Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: I enjoy your travel suggestions, but I have one more thing to add to your carry-on bag: Food. Years ago, we took a trip to a small island in the Caribbean, but with all the switching of planes, delays and lost luggage, we didn't get to our hotel until 2 a.m., and everything was closed. After 22 hours of travel, we had one breadstick to share. Now we travel with some packaged food in our carry-on bags.

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. Your commitments follow a natural course; they ripen and fall from the vine. This frees up your time. You'll get a thrill from learning. Each skill you acquire in 2018 will double your odds of being successful.

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Since I was a child I've been told that God hates sin, and because I don't always do what's right, I've always assumed that He must hate me also. But now that I'm older I'm beginning to wonder if I'm wrong. Am I?

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All Saints, PG A corporate salesman trades in his career to become a pastor, but when his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits, he finds support from a group of Burmese refugees. With John Corbett, Cara Buono, Barry Corbin, Chonda Pierce, Nelson Lee, Gregory Alan Williams; directed by Steve Gomer. Aug. 25

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