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Friday, December 9, 2016

Movie Reviews: Office Christmas Party, Manchester By The Sea, Miss Sloane

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As Hollywood does its now-traditional back-loading of December film releases for Christmas week, only a few new movies make their way to Utah theaters  today, including an awards front-runner.

Andrew Wright praises Jessica Chastain's fiercely intelligent performance as a cutthroat Washington lobbyist in the political drama Miss Sloane (pictured).

Eric D. Snider finds the comedy Office Christmas Party as poorly organized, over-long and short on entertainment as many actual office Christmas parties.

In this week's feature review, writer/director Kenneth Lonergan takes a wonderfully multi-faceted look at his favorite subject—grief—in Manchester By The Sea.

Also opening this week, but not screened for press: Tower Theatre hosts a showcase of short films from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

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