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In 1969, Ted Kennedy drove a car off a bridge, killing his passenger. This dramatization of the tragedy and the family’s handling of it “condemns Kennedy’s actions without turning him into a monster,” said the Chicago Sun-Times. Playing the senator, Jason Clarke is “nothing short of great.”
Lean on Pete
Lean on Pete is “a tough movie to shake,” said the Chicago Tribune. Charlie Plummer plays an Oregon teen who runs off with an aging racehorse to save it from slaughter, and the hardships they encounter “feel like real life, not movie life.” With Steve Buscemi and Chloë Sevigny.
A Quiet Place
John Krasinski’s recent hit is “walking-on-eggshells cinema of a very high order,” said the Los Angeles Times. The actor-director and Emily Blunt play a couple whose young family must live in total silence to avoid instant attack by monstrous aliens, and the tension is “nothing short of remarkable.”