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Movie Reviews: War for the Planet of the Apes, Wish Upon, The Little Hours

The B-Side, The Women's Balcony


Apes are set to rule the multiplex, challenged only by a dopey teen thriller, while SLC art house offerings include horny nuns and a variety of feisty Jewish women.

The lazy horror of Wish Upon wastes 90 minutes of everyone's time by not being scary, coherent or thematically interesting.  Jeff Baena adapts a story from Bocaccio's Decameron for the gratuitously outrageous would-be comedy of The Little Hours (pictured). Errol Morris finds a different kind of documentary subject in photographer Elsa Dorfman for The B-Side's study in art as fight against mortality.

MaryAnn Johanson applauds the affable revolt of Israeli women against their synagogue's conservative new rabbi in the charming The Women's Balcony.

In this week's feature review, War for the Planet of the Apes turns a blockbuster franchise into a study in fighting not just an external enemy, but our own impulse to violence.

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