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Movie review: Hill and Franco reinvent themselves for the dark cynicism of 'True Story'

One is a newly disgraced New York Times reporter desperately in search of a career-reviving scoop. Read more

Turkish Cannes winner joins fight against domestic censorship

In a year when Turkey's film industry is winning unprecedented plaudits abroad, it's also battling censorship at home, prompting dozens of the nation's most prominent directors to boycott its main festival. Read more

'While We're Young' star: 'Discipline is good'

In "While We're Young," Adam Driver plays a 20-something Brooklyn hipster but he actually identifies with Ben Stiller's middle-age character. Read more

Nicholas Sparks: 'Writing and procrastinating go hand in hand'

Nicholas Sparks gets writer's block. Really, he does. Read more

'Ex Machina' star, director discuss their thoughtful film

It's a Sunday morning during South by Southwest and actor Oscar Isaac, fresh from starring roles in "A Most Violent Year" and "Inside Llewyn Davis," and novelist/screenwriter and first-time features director Alex Garland are positively giddy. Read more

Movie review: �Dior� is fashion without drama

What happens when a self-described "menswear specialist" and "minimalist" champion of the "skinny black suit" takes over one of the most fabled fashion houses of Paris? Read more

Movie review: �Ex Machina� puts the fear of God into us about machines

"Ex Machina" is an "Island of Dr. Moreau" for the singularity era. It's a cerebral, chilling and austere thriller that stokes our fears about digital privacy and artificial intelligence, a film that works largely thanks to a breakout mechanically empathetic turn by Alicia Vikander ("A Royal Affai... Read more

Movie review: �Cut Bank� is a �Fargo Lite� thriller set on the edge of the prairie

That first sight of a grain elevator in a crime film signals to us that no matter how dark and bloody things turn, the violence is going to have a funny edge. It's "The Fargo Effect," and even if "Cut Bank" lacks the "youbetchas," it's in full force here. Read more

Movie review: Sparks of love fly in 'The Longest Ride'

Movies based on books by Nicholas Sparks - "The Notebook," "The Lucky One," "Dear John" and now "The Longest Ride" - follow a predictable pattern. Attractive people meet, fall in love, deal with some adversity and then live happily ever after. Read more

Movie review: �Desert Dancer� isn't light on its feet

"So you are an artist," an Iranian member of the Basij, the country's paramilitary morality police, hisses at the hero of "Desert Dancer," who is about to be punished. Read more

Movie review: 'A Girl Like Her' is a powerful movie about consequences of bullying

The documentary "A Girl Like Her," directed by Amy S. Weber, is a powerful movie about the extremes a girl could take because of bullying. Read more

Movie review: 'Dial a Prayer' isn't a preach-to-the-choir faith-based film

No leap of faith or sudden spiritual conversion brought Cora to the dial-a-prayer call center in suburban Detroit. A judge made that her community service sentence. Because Cora made a big mistake, one with religious implications. Read more

Capsule reviews of feature films

AMERICAN SNIPER. 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences with Kyle returning stateside are diminished by... Read more

Watts fit right in with 'While We're Young' team

Ben Stiller and Noah Baumbach have worked together before. Naomi Watts and Noah Baumbach have not. Read more

Movie review: 'Longest Ride' is indeed long

The pretty coed doesn't want to go, doesn't seeing herself "as a rodeo gal." But her sorority sisters insist she ogle the "easy on the eyes" cowboys with them. Read more

Family guide to new movie releases

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'Big Bang Theory' star Parsons is right at 'Home'

Jim Parsons was perfectly cast as Oh in the animated flick "Home." Read more

Writer-director Noah Baumbach stays hot with 'While We're Young'

Noah Baumbach's more acidic movies ("The Squid and the Whale," "Margot at the Wedding") were too bitter for my taste. They felt like therapy, and not in a productive way. Read more

Horovitz, Baumbach aren't old, they're 'experienced'

Adam "Ad-Roc" Horovitz remembers his first "whippersnapper moment." The once-and-future Beastie boy, 48, was at an outdoor concert in Brooklyn a while back. Read more

Movie review: �Mask� swashbuckles more than your average faith-based film

The novelty alone makes "Beyond the Mask," a rare faith-based film pitched as a swashbuckling action picture set during the American Revolution, worth a look. Read more

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