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A jolting performance about Alzheimer’s

When we refer to an actor’s performance as breathtaking, we’re usually engaging in hyperbole....

December 7, 2014, Sunday

Film puts actress on a new path

Cheryl Strayed, as played by Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Wild,” is, bless the Lord, not an easily discernable type....

December 7, 2014, Sunday

Actor’s epically deranged performance

The most frightening thing about Jake Gyllenhaal in “Nightcrawler” is his smile....

November 16, 2014, Sunday

Physicist Hawking brilliantly captured

The famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has never had small ideas or small ambitions, least of all his audacious youthful quest to find a “theory of everything” — one that would explain the entire universe in one simple equation....

November 16, 2014, Sunday

‘Interstellar’ shoots for lots of stars

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history — traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars....

November 16, 2014, Sunday

‘Interstellar’ dazzles with huge ideas

Since his breakthrough with the backward-running “Memento,” Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time....

November 9, 2014, Sunday

Thriller lacks punch of book

Again teamed with Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman stars as an amnesia victim whose brain resets back to 13 years ago after each night’s slumber in the decidedly average psychological thriller “Before I Go To Sleep....

November 9, 2014, Sunday

Two great actors and one messy script

Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you’ll have a movie, a truism that “The Judge” does its damnedest to disprove.David Dobkin’s film doesn’...

October 26, 2014, Sunday

A fun look at fantasy worlds, Mexico-style

It’s not surprising that a companion art book to the new animated film directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro has already been released....

October 26, 2014, Sunday

‘Boxtrolls’ animators whip up whimsy

A SPOOKY surrealism has been the specialty of the Oregon-based animation studio Laika, the Pacific Northwest purveyors of 3D stop-motion.The self-...

October 12, 2014, Sunday


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