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Movie review: ‘Rosewater’

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Open Road Films

Rosewater is both a faithful and a forceful adaptation of Then They Came For Me, the 2011 memoir of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari. Set during the run-up to Iran’s disputed 2009 presidential election and the chaotic stree... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Great Invisible’

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Radius-TWC

In the months that followed the 2010 BP oil spill, people far from the disaster were up in arms over the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 men and countless animals and spewed hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Read more

Movie review: ‘Laggies,’ starring Keira Knightly and Chloe Grace Moretz

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A24

Lynn Shelton’s made-in-Seattle comedy Laggies takes on a rare topic in the movies: a young woman suffering from arrested development; in other words, a woman-child. Read more

Movie review: ‘Big Hero 6’

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Walt Disney

At first glance, you wouldn’t think that a mouthless robot that looks like a hybrid of the Pillsbury Doughboy and Frosty the Snowman would have much depth of character. Read more

Lisa Kudrow’s ‘Comeback’ has mild laughs

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HBO

There’s no better evidence of how insular Hollywood is than the steady stream of films and TV shows over the years about the only subject Hollywood really knows well: Itself. Read more

Movie review: ‘Virtuosity’

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Star-Telegram

The 2014 Lone Star Film Festival got off to a classy start Wednesday night at Bass Hall with the world premiere of Virtuosity, a documentary chronicling the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which took place at that same venue last year. Read more

Movie review: ‘Interstellar’

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AP

The spirit of 2001: A Space Odyssey surrounds Interstellar like a cloud. Read more

Movie review: ‘Nightcrawler’

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Chuck Ziotnick

The axiom animating television news — “If it bleeds, it leads” — often leaves you wondering just who gets stained in the process. Read more

Movie review: ‘Horns’

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Radius-TWC

In Horns, Daniel Radcliffe grows a pair. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Two Faces of January’

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Studio Canal

Ambiguity is the intrigue in The Two Faces of January, the new thriller starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Read more

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