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Movie review: ‘Citizenfour’

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Radius-TWC

A cool, steady stream of anxiety, Laura Poitras’ documentary Citizenfour draws from the visual language and buggy paranoia of the best-known 1970s political thrillers: The Conversation, The Parallax View... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Theory of Everything’

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Focus Features

The origins of the universe prove as mysterious as the intimacy of a marriage in The Theory of Everything. Read more

Movie review: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

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Hopper Stone

Twenty years after they permanently lowered the bar on broad and dumb character comedies, Lloyd and Harry are back, “Dumb and Dumber” than ever in Dumb and Dumber To. Read more

Movie review: ‘Beyond the Lights’

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Blackbird Productions

Beyond the Lights is another pain-behind-the-music romance. Read more

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 Way He Looks’

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Strand Releasing

It takes roughly five seconds to give in to the charms of The Way He Looks, a beautifully acted and written tale about a blind teenager who falls in love with a classmate. Read more

TV review: ‘The Missing’

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Starz

At first, you logically assume the title of Starz’ new series The Missing refers to the child who disappears when his parents are stuck overnight in a small French town while their car is being repaired. 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: ‘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

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

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