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Turning real heroes into cartoons

FIREFIGHTERS must be our last real superheroes. They run toward stuff that’s on fire, for heaven’s sake. There are the few public servants — not cops, politicians or doctors — as beloved or who have managed ...

October 22, 2017, Sunday

A tale of 2 kids: separated by 50 years

FOR devoted fans of certain prestige directors, it’s always a little disarming to see them make a true children’s film. Expectations have to be readjusted as you submit to something else, something different. ...

October 22, 2017, Sunday

‘Blade Runner’ sequel delights

WE’RE all just looking out for something real,” says Robin Wright’s police captain in “Blade Runner 2049.” Wright, an icy, steely actress seemingly born for the world of “Blade Runner,” is speaking to ...

October 15, 2017, Sunday

Romance, survival in ‘The Mountain’

“THE Mountain Between Us” is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what comes ...

October 15, 2017, Sunday

‘Earth’ documentary not to be missed

YOU think your day was rough? At least you didn’t have to outrace an army of slithering snakes on your first day. Or cross a swollen river filled with hungry predators. Or, despite being exhausted, brave ...

October 15, 2017, Sunday

Kingsman suffers from sequel-itis

IN the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed. But by the second film, there’s a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff of desperation. “Kingsman: ...

September 24, 2017, Sunday

‘Stronger:’ a bitter-sweet survivor’s story

“STRONGER “ is about a survivor but it is not a feel-good movie. In 2013, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman went to watch his ex-girlfriend, Erin Hurley, run the Boston Marathon. He was there when the bombs went ...

September 24, 2017, Sunday

Killer who cries? Welcome to the spy club, Rapace

THERE’S been a lot of talk about who should be the next James Bond after Daniel Craig puts aside his shaken martini. Orlando Bloom? Idris Elba? Damian Lewis? After watching the formulaic spy thriller ...

September 3, 2017, Sunday

The untold story of the Chinese aboard Titanic

IT is a little known fact that eight Chinese passengers were on the legendary liner Titanic when she went down in 1912. Six survived. Now a new documentary, “The Six,” made by a British director, is going ...

September 3, 2017, Sunday

Love shines through ‘Glass Castle’

ANY parents of young children — or anyone thinking of hearing the pitter-patter of little feet — are urged to go to their local movie theater and see “The Glass Castle.” Not as a how-to guide, mind you. ...

August 20, 2017, Sunday


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