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'The Drop' provides strong opening to fall film season

The silly summer season is officially over. With the arrival of "The Drop," a disturbingly dark little thriller that wears its tension like a badge, the fall film season has arrived with a deadly bang. Read more

'Autumn Blood' offers impressive scenery, little else

You don't realize just how much information a film can get across visually until you stumble across one that has virtually no dialogue, nothing but images _archetypal characters and situations _to tell its story. Read more

'The Drop' is a simmering thriller

They also serve whopour and observe. Read more

Capsule reviews of feature films

AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow - and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button grandchild, readymade to melt hearts. Rob Reiner... Read more

Music documentary 'Take Me To the River' covers a lot of familiar ground

There have been earlier and better movies about "The Memphis Sound," with the documentary "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story" being among the best. Read more

'Skeleton Twins' reteams Wiig and Hader as sad-faced siblings

It's the phone call no one wants to answer. A relative has been hospitalized. He tried to kill himself. Read more

'Dolphin Tale 2' lacks joy and wonderment of the original

It's hard to top the story of how a wounded dolphin is saved by a prosthetic tail and a team of heroes. Read more

Noomi Rapace and Dennis Lehane talk about teaming up for 'The Drop'

Here is Noomi Rapace, the original Swedish "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," analyzing the fictional world of working class poverty and crime that novelist ("Mystic River," "Shutter Island," "Gone Baby Gone") Dennis Lehane creates. Read more

South Korea's 'Pirates' less than compelling

"The Pirates" is the latest in the line of swashbuckling period epics from South Korea, hot on the heels of "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" and "Kundo: Age of the Rampant." All of them have been huge hits at home. Read more

Maggie and Kline shine in 'My Old Lady'

Kevin Kline is a failed American writer, broke and in Paris to collect his inheritance - an ancient two-story apartment with an accompanying garden in the center city Marais district. Read more

Bill Hader on becoming a leading man

With all respect to Stefon, the gushy club-hopping, seen-it-all, lives-in-a-trash-can-near-Radio-Shack correspondent that Bill Hader played on "Saturday Night Live," the Bill Hader story has everything: A childhood in Oklahoma, a job in a movie theater, community college, years of doubt in Los An... Read more

Family guide to new movie releases

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At TIFF: A fine 'Foxcatcher'

Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," supposedly an awards-season contender last year but held until this year, is worth the wait. Read more

Ray Liotta dug deep to play a preacher in 'The Identical'

Ray Liotta just wanted to have fun. Back in the 1970s, the Jersey boy got wind that the University of Miami had a party reputation, and he wanted in. Read more

Quality may be casualty of film fest war

TORONTO - Has TIFF, North America's largest film festival, become the middlebrow blob that ate cinema? Read more

'Dolphin Tale' kids return for the sequel, their lives changed by the first film

It had been three long years since Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff, the two kids who befriended Winter the injured dolphin, made "Dolphin Tale" with the world's first dolphin with a prosthetic tail. Read more

Hader finds sadness and humor in the darkly serious 'Skeleton Twins'

Regarding his new film, "The Skeleton Twins," Bill Hader is the first to admit, "I don't get offered guys this serious or complex." Read more

'I Am Eleven' skims over familiar documentary ground

It took Australian journalist/filmmaker Genevieve Bailey six years of travel to 15 different countries, from Thailand to the U.S., Sweden to Morocco, to film "I Am Eleven," her documentary about the state of 11-year-olds the world over. Read more

Duvall, Downey lay down law about 'Judge'

Actor Dax Shepard couldn't believe he was having literal pillow talk with Robert Duvall. Read more

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