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Movie review: ‘Gone Girl’


Twentieth Century Fox

The predominant image throughout David Fincher’s work, from the uncovered horrors of Se7en to the Machiavellian maneuverings of House of Cards, has been a flashlight beam cutting through the dark. Read more

Movie review: ‘20,000 Days on Earth’


Sundance Institute

Midway into the memoir-ish pseudo-documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, the Nick Cave novice may wonder what all the fuss is about. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Good Lie’


Alcon Entertainment

The saga of Sudan’s “Lost Boys,” refugees who wound up in America after fleeing the civil war there, earns an engaging, tear-jerking retelling in The Good Lie, a fictionalized account of what they faced. Read more

Review: ‘The Hero of Color City’


Magnolia Pictures

The very essence of childhood can come to life with crayons. A child’s early drawings are usually indicative of the inquisitive and imaginative nature of innocence. Read more

Movie review: ‘Left Behind’


eOne Entertainment

Left Behind is Rapture-fiction as a dull zombie movie where the living dead are nonbelievers. The Christian faithful have disappeared, all over the world. Read more

Movie review: ‘Drive Hard’


Voltage Pictures

Here’s the sort of scruffy action comedy that suits the post-box office-draw careers of onetime hipster John Cusack and fading action star Thomas Jane. It covers the costs of a fun few weeks of working vacation in Australia and provides a few on-screen laughs along the way. Read more

Five questions with Andre Braugher

The veteran dramatic actor is now getting lessons in comedy in ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.’ Read more

Movie review: ‘Believe Me’


Riot Studios

Believe Me has cynical, snarky frat boys who think nothing of stealing, drinking and chasing other guys’ girlfriends. It has them conning gullible true believers with a fake Christian charity, mocking the conventions of modern worship and the naivete of those a... Read more

Movie review: ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’


Relativity Media

Somehow, the culture has twisted the hunt for happiness into a need to travel … the world. Read more

Movie review: ‘Plastic’


ARC Entertainment

The British thriller Plastic is supposedly based on a true story though with the number of coincidences, contrivances and conveniences, that’s a little tough to swallow. Read more

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