FILM-BEN-REVIEW

Lucas Hedges plays Julia Roberts’ son, and he’s not as short as this photo suggests.

“BEN IS BACK” (R)

A drug-addicted, teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve. With Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance. Rated R for language throughout and some drug use. 103 min. [RF]

”A DOG’S WAY HOME” (PG)



A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner. With Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Alexandra Shipp. Rated PG for thematic elements, some peril and language. 96 min. [MC, PV]

“IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK” (R)

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. With KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King. Rated R for language and some sexual content. 119 min. [RF]

”ON THE BASIS OF SEX” (PG-13)

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. With Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux. Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive content. 120 min. [PV]

“REPLICAS” (R)

A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident. With Alice Eve, Keanu Reeves, Emily Alyn Lind. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, disturbing images, some nudity and sexual references. 107 min. [RF]

“THE UPSIDE” (PG-13)

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record hired to help him. With Nicole Kidman, Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston. Rated PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use. 125 min. [MC, PV, RF]

—Rob Hedelt

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