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Movie review: ‘Woman in Gold’


Robert Viglasky

The engaging but perfunctory Woman in Gold isn’t exactly an exercise in subtlety, but this eager-to-please film — about a feisty Jewish woman trying to reclaim a painting stolen by the Nazis — proves that the formidable Helen Mirren can provide in... Read more

Movie review: ‘A Girl Like Her’

These days, the mockumentary style is often used for either horror or comedic purposes. But director/writer Amy S. Weber has something else in mind for the often overused format in the gripping, if occasionally less than plausible A Girl Like Her, a film that could be... Read more

Movie review: ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’


Amplify Releasing

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter didn’t really happen. It’s an urban legend. Read more

Movie review: ‘Home’


DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks’ new animated film Home is almost too cute. Read more

Movie review: ‘Get Hard’


Warner Bros.

Get Hard, the prepping-for-prison would-be comedy starring Will Ferrell and comedian-of-the-moment Kevin Hart, is about as funny as life imprisonment without the possibility of parole — or laughter. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Barber’


ARC Entertainment

The Barber is a little thriller that exemplifies the best attributes of the often unloved B-movie. Read more

Movie review: ‘Serena’


Magnolia Pictures

Funny how there are fans of Jennifer Lawrence who will never see her in Serena. It’s not her best film, but it contains one of her best performances, in a role that challenges her more than any other. Read more

Movie review: ‘Danny Collins’


Bleecker Street

“I was the real thing once,” opines Al Pacino’s rock star protagonist Danny Collins in a moment of late-in-life crisis. Read more

Movie review: ‘Merchants of Doubt’


Sony Pictures

Merchants of Doubt, a documentary by Robert Kenner, takes up where the 2006 global warming tutorial An Inconvenient Truth left off, probing the dubious annals of climate-change denial and the unholy alliance between corporations, partisan ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Do You Believe?’


Pure Flix

Generally, the purpose of a faith-based film is to reach out to those looking for spiritual guidance. Do You Believe?, the latest movie from the company that produced God Is Not Dead last year, takes a different approach. Read more

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