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Glen Campbell showcases his Alzheimer's in a moving and funny documentary

"Cheerful" and "triumphant" aren't words that come to mind when you think of Alzheimer's, the debilitating illness that destroys memory, mind and body. But darned if country star Glen Campbell doesn't manage that in "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me." Read more

'Force Majeure' shows a marriage buffeted by an avalanche

Chilling, cruel and funny - in an icy, Swedish way - "Force Majeure" is a drama about a relationship challenged by an extreme "what would you do if" moment. Read more

'Dear White People' a rare Black youth comedy with nuanced characters

It's rare lately to see a college movie with a predominantly black cast that isn't focused on a campus dance-off or a football team. "Dear White People" moves in a deliciously new direction. Read more

Star-studded cast best part of 'This is Where I Leave You'

There's one thing nobody can take away from "This Is Where I Leave You": its stellar cast. Read more

'Good Lie' a well-told tale

On its surface, "The Good Lie" looks like one of those earnest movies doomed to fall to the bottom of weekend entertainment to-do lists simply because it sounds like something we "should" see. An uplifting testament to penniless refugees learning to make it on their own in a new, confounding worl... Read more

James Marsden comes of age in �The Best of Me�

We've seenJames Marsdenin many roles over the years - as superhero Cyclops in"X Men," a prince in"Ella Enchanted," Tina Fey's love interest on "30 Rock," John F. Kennedy in"The Butler." Read more

Review: 'Pride' champions a moral victory

In the Department of Strange Bedfellows, none were stranger than the middle-aged Welsh coal miners and the young London gay activists of Maggie Thatcher's day. Read more

Petition calls for Disney animated films to show heroes with Down syndrome

In the history of human storytelling, the flawed hero is as old as the story of Achilles that the ancient Greeks once told one another on the Acropolis hillside. Read more

Garner, Reitman treading warily around social media

They are the seven scariest words a father can hear. "Dad, I saw something on the Internet." Read more

'Book of Life' weaves a tale of enchantment

Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead may seem like a somber celebration as the focal point of a children's animated film. However, the roots of the Mexican holiday that typically spans from Halloween through All Saints' Day revolve around the essence of what brings families together. Read more

For the present, Chazelle is feeling the music

Though "Whiplash" isn't a musical, exactly, it's the most rhythmically propulsive experience you'll find at the movies this year. Read more

'Housebound' a clever and claustrophobic thriller

"Housebound" is a nasty and laugh-out-loud horror comedy from New Zealand. Writer-director Gerard Johnstone has concocted a deadpan Kiwi haunted house farce where the blood spatters and the jokes zing, all the way through its long, drawn-out finale. Read more

K-Stew holds her own in a soldier's world in 'Camp X-Ray'

Much respect for Kristen Stewart, the "Twilight" star who could have contented herself with "Snow White" films or globe trotting, nibbling on bonbons and dating the rich and the beautiful for the rest of her life. Read more

Review: A few tweaks could have made 'Fury' a memorable war film

"Fury" is a mixture of sharp realism and squishy cliches that combat movies don't really need anymore. It stars Brad Pitt as a 2nd Armored Division sergeant known as Wardaddy, commander of a battle-scarred Sherman tank whose nickname, painted on its gun barrel, gives writer-director David Ayer's ... Read more

'Birdman' ascends to the greatest of heights

At the beginning of "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)", Michael Keaton's brooding, jittery Riggan Thomson, a Hollywood star faded from view, is in the lotus position, in his underpants, meditating. In his own mind at least (and isn't that what meditation is all about?), he is doing... Read more

Capsule reviews of feature films

ADDICTED A successful businesswoman, wife and mother (Sharon Leal) risks it all when she can't resist temptation. Not Previewed Read more

'Birdman' � one of the best pictures of the year

"Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" is the last caped superhero movie you will ever need to see. Serious and silly, self-aware and ironic, it's the movie that questions stardom, fame and celebrity, built around a role Michael Keaton had to become a has-been to play. Read more

In 'Book of Life,' del Toro creates a fiesta for the eyes

Guillermo del Toro thinks his latest movie, the animated 3-D fantasy "The Book of Life," is so epic that you'll want to see it over and over again. Vaya, hit three showings in a day if you have the time. Read more

'St. Vincent' serves up Bill Murray at his warmest and fuzziest

Bill Murray has his most adorable film role ever in "St. Vincent," playing a cranky and embittered old drunk who becomes a father figure to the little kid who moves in next door. Read more

'St. Vincent' is Bill Murray's show

For all the boozed and abusive amusement provided by the great Bill Murray in the good-enough "St. Vincent," the moment I liked best was Naomi Watts as a pregnant Russian stripper, manhandling a vacuum across the Murray character's ancient carpet. In movies as in life, it's the little things. Read more

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