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Movie review: ‘The Peanuts Movie’ gathers the nostalgic gang

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Blue Sky Animation

As a newspaper journalist, it’s a bit alarming to know that a substantial number of readers pick up the paper only for the comics. Read more

Movie review: ‘Suffragette’


Focus Features

The story of women fighting for the right to vote is all too recent, and for some, all too forgotten. Director Sarah Gavron and writer Abi Morgan bring the history of the British suffragette movement to bear in the film Suffragette, as a reminder of the struggles that... Read more

Movies: ‘Love’ is all about sex

Love starts out with a moment of mutual masturbation, as a naked man and woman, positioned perfectly for a full-frontal view, pleasure each other quietly for several minutes, until the man reaches climactic excitation. And oh, by the way, it’s all in 3-D. Read more

Movie review: Bond’s ‘Spectre’ fails to dazzle


Metro Goldwyn Mayer/Columbia

The latest installment in the James Bond saga doesn’t live up to recent films in the franchise. Read more

DVD review: ‘Inside Out’



What it’s about: Inside Out dives deep into the mind of 11-year-old Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias). Inside her headquarters✔ live five emotions led by rah-rah ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Tab Hunter Confidential’


The Film Collaborative

The easygoing documentary Tab Hunter Confidential offers an insidery look at 1950s Hollywood through narration provided by the amiable Tab Hunter himself, who at 84 looks decades younger. Read more

Movie review: ‘Truth’


Sony Pictures Classics

Robert Redford does not look or act much like CBS news anchor and 60 Minutes II star Dan Rather. But that doesn’t matter much. Read more

Movie review: ‘Burnt’


The Weinstein Company

The food looks fresh and gorgeous in Burnt, a parade of sous-vide and sauces that will send audiences into the streets ravenous. Read more

Movie review: ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’


Warner Bros.

The Sandra Bullock-starring Our Brand Is Crisis is an acidic, biting political satire that asserts the notion that marketing has taken over the democratic process. There’s truth in that thesis, especially since the film is based on a documentary of the same nam... Read more

Movie review: ‘Room’



Upon finishing Emma Donoghue’s gripping novel Room five years ago, more than a few readers probably mumbled to themselves, “I don’t know how that would ever be made into a movie.” Read more

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