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Movie review: ‘Unbroken’



There are three names to remember coming out of Unbroken, director Angelina Jolie’s handsomely mounted, old-fashioned ode to heroism under hell fire: Louis Zamperini, Jack O’Connell and Takamasa Ishihara, better known as Miyavi. Read more

Movie review: ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’


Kino Lorber

Very few films come along that deserve to be called “original.” A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, the debut feature from young Iranian-American director Ana Lily Amirpour, is one of them. Read more

Movie review: ‘Into the Woods’


Walt Disney Studios

The journey from stage to screen has been a remarkably long one for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Gambler’



Mark Wahlberg takes on his most ambitious acting job ever in The Gambler, a gritty remake of a 1974 film that starred James Caan. And the new gambler doesn’t embarrass himself. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Imitation Game’


The Weinstein Company

Stephen Hawking and Alan Turing had much in common. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Interview’


Sony Pictures

The Interview will go down as the satire that provoked an authoritarian dictatorship, roiled Sony Pictures in a massive hacking attack and prompted new questions of cyber warfare, corporate self-censorship and comedic audacity. Read more

Movie review: ‘Big Eyes’


The Weinstein Co.

Casting Amy Adams to star in Big Eyes is one of the great no-brainers in Hollywood history. Read more

Movie review: ‘American Sniper’


Warner Bros.

Arriving in theaters just over 22 months after Chris Kyle’s untimely death at a shooting range near Glen Rose, American Sniper often has a sorrowful immediacy. Read more

Top 5 animated films of 2014

Film Review The Lego Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures

Nearly 100 animatd films opened in 2014 but only a few are worthy of repeat watching. These five films are worth the price of admission. Read more

Cary Darling: Best movies of 2014



In Hollywood boardrooms, this may be remembered as the year of the great comedown. Read more

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