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Movie review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Avengers Age of Ultron

It’s perhaps appropriate that the summer movie season kicks off with Avengers: Age of Ultron. It checks all the right boxes: It’s long, loud, larded with effects and sporadically witty, and it sets up events for yet another sequel. Read more

Movie review: ‘Man From Reno’


Nicki Rosario

The moody Man From Reno is a slow-burn, atmospheric, low-budget thriller that also offers an intriguing blast of culture clash. Read more

Movie review: ‘3 Hearts’


Thierry Valletoux

Charlotte Gainsbourg has always had a flinch in her acting, a twitch that suggests she’s bracing for that next blow — physical or psychological. Read more

Movie review: ‘5 to 7’


Walter Thomson

Judging from its premise, 5 to 7 sounds like it’s going to be at least a little bit raunchy. A single, twentysomething guy in New York falls for a married, thirtysomething French woman who can only be with him from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Dior and I’


The Orchard

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: ‘After the Ball’

Every girl, Disney has always told us, wants that slipper to fit. And with a new generation indoctrinated thanks to the latest Cinderella, that taste for tiaras isn’t going away any time soon. Read more

Movie review: ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’


Sundance Selects

It is best to just let yourself get lost in the clouds of Clouds of Sils Maria for a little while. Beautiful as they build then snake through the Engadin valley in the Swiss Alps, they become maddening as they cloak the emotions and ambitions of a middle-aged actress ... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Water Diviner’


Warner Bros.

Australian director Peter Weir’s moving 1981 film Gallipoli, which recreated the Australian and New Zealand soldiers’ doomed attempt to take the Turkish peninsula during World War I, shrouded the Turks in anonymity. They were bullets and bombs in the fog... Read more

Movie review: ‘Little Boy’


Open Road Films

Racism and religion, hatred and friendship, bullying and war, atomic bombs and the consequences of using them — heavy stuff to pack into a faith-based film. And one aimed at children. Read more

Movie review: ‘See You in Valhalla’


Arc Entertainment

The dysfunctional family comedy centered on a funeral is a cinematic warhorse, dragged into the service of cheap laughs in such films as This is Where I Leave You and Death at a Funeral (the latter of which exists in both a British and an ... Read more

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