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Movie review: Jude Law goes over the top as Thomas Wolfe in star-studded Max Perkins biopic 'Genius'

When are literary biopics ever ... literary? An oxymoron, the term usually describes sensationalistic yarns that cover every aspect of an author's personal life - his or her sexual hangups, drug addiction, legal and economic woes - but hardly ever his actual job, writing. Read more

Movie review: Long-awaited Pixar sequel 'Finding Dory' is poignant and unforgettable

Parents need to know that "Finding Dory" is the long-awaited sequel to Pixar's 2003 classic "Finding Nemo." This time, instead of a parent searching for a child, the story revolves around Dory looking for her family. Like most Pixar movies, there are some very emotional moments, including an earl... Read more

Movie review: 'Genius' is more average than brilliant

"Genius" is one of those movies where, 20 minutes in, you realize: So. It's one of those movies. Neat and tidy and well-mannered and dull, and not even Colin Firth and Jude Law and Laura Linney and Nicole Kidman and some very sharp fedoras can enliven it. Read more

Voice work can be draining for Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy has carved out a varied acting career, from comedy to improvisation to impersonation, television to film. Read more

Movie review: Director opens up about his obsessions in documentary 'De Palma'

The weirdly touching documentary "De Palma" is catnip for cinephiles, at least those who haven't written off its subject, filmmaker and eternal provocateur Brian De Palma, decades ago as a hopeless, unrepentant, voyeuristic, Hitchcock-addicted perv. Read more

5 conversations to have with kids about 'Finding Dory'

"Finding Dory," Pixar's poignant, long-awaited (13 years!) sequel to "Finding Nemo," is emotionally satisfying, full of lovable old and new characters and, just as Dory herself would want, utterly unforgettable. Plus, it's full of great messages about perseverance and teamwork and offers families... Read more

Movie review: 'Genius' needed a script edit

At the heart of "Genius," a fact-based drama set in the late-1920s/early-1930s New York publishing world, is this truth: Editing is, alas, not cinematic. Read more

Column: American values and gun violence � on screen and off

"I need a vacation from gunshots." Read more

Movie review: 'Finding Dory' is satisfying follow-up to 'Nemo'

Childhood and, in fact, the very act of being human involves a certain level of loneliness. The great news is, you can make money off it. For close to 80 years, if you go by Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" making history in 1937, all sorts and achievement levels of feature animation ha... Read more

Movie review: Sweet 'Finding Dory' will inspire you to keep swimming

This has been a miserable summer for sequels. Except for "Captain America: Civil War," follow-up films have gone belly up. Read more

Movie review: Johnson, Hart save 'Central Intelligence' (sort of)

Did you know that America has two sweethearts? Obviously, they are Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. This is a fact. So what happens when these two nuclear bombs of charm share one screen? Their sheer charisma manages to breathe life into a flimsy and forgettable action comedy. If "Central Intellige... Read more

Movie review: 'Central Intelligence' full of comedy, Hart

"Central Intelligence" is Rock-solid funny. Read more

Movie review: 'Finding Dory' is a worthy sequel

Before the screening of the Disney Pixar's "Finding Dory," my 6-year-old asked: "Is this going to be the same as 'Finding Nemo,' but now Dory's lost?" Read more

Family guide to new movie releases


Movie review: 'Serial Killer 1'is intense French police procedural

"Try to keep a little distance or this case will destroy you," a fellow police officer warns Franck (Raphael Personnaz), a rookie homicide detective who becomes obsessed with catching the man who is raping and murdering women in Paris. Franck is happily married, with a baby on the way. But the mo... Read more

Movie review: 'Genius' is a dull slog

What makes a high-minded movie go bad? Screenplay? Casting? Direction? All of the above. Read more

Movie review: 'Finding Dory' is deep, delightful

There's a big undersea world out there in "Finding Dory," one that's endlessly diverse and consistently beautiful. Not only in its dazzling photorealist images, but in the story's creative depth. Read more

Ed O'Neill gets in the swim of voice work on 'Dory'

Ed O'Neill was a little surprised when he was asked to be the voice of the cantankerous octopus Hank in the new animated Pixar film "Finding Dory." He'd done a scant amount of voice work over the years. Read more

Capsule reviews of feature films

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. 1.5 stars. Sasha Baron Cohen joins Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in this inferior, dull sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." It's a theme-park ride with a hollow heart. 1 hr. 45. PG (fantasy, action) - Tirdad Derakhshani Read more

Movie review: 'Dory' is a delight

Unforgettable. That's how fans felt about Disney's 2003 hit "Finding Nemo," and about the film's breakout supporting character, the infectiously energetic and forgetful blue tang Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. So unforgettable that anticipation is at a fever pitch for the sequel 13 years in the... Read more

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