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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: ‘Bone Tomahawk’


Scott Everett White

On the list of things the world needs, a mash-up of The Searchers and Hannibal is pretty far down there. But if there is going to be such a thing, the smartly cast and well-crafted Bone Tomahawk fills the bill ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Rock the Kasbah’


Open Road Films

In 2007, two women — Lema Sahar and Setara Hussainzada — made it onto the stage of Afghan Star, a Kabul-based American Idol knockoff that became extremely popular in Afghanistan. Yet, for all the sense of freedom it might hav... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Last Witch Hunter’



What to make of The Last Witch Hunter? What a curious conundrum. It’s too self-reflective to be an entertaining mess of unintentional hilarity, but none of the actual scripted punchlines land. The premise itself, while definitely out-there, could possibly work,... Read more

Movie review: ‘Jem and the Holograms’



The beloved 1980s cartoon series Jem and the Holograms gets a millennial makeover in the live-action film of the same name. Read more

Movie review: ‘Labyrinth of Lies’


Sony Pictures Classics

It seems almost impossible for a generation that grew up on Holocaust literature and films to realize that at one time, the entire world had no idea what the Nazis secretly did to millions of Jews and other groups deemed unworthy. Read more

How to get your ‘Star Wars’ tickets Monday night



Tickets for the year’s most anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, go on sale Monday night following the debut of the third and latest trailer during halftime on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. That’s almost two... Read more

Movie review: ‘Time Out of Mind’



Decades after An Officer and a Gentleman, Richard Gere hasn’t quite shaken the image of the silver fox, even if recent roles have been less swoon-worthy. In Time Out of Mind, however, he kisses glamour goodbye as a homeless New York... Read more

Movie review: ‘Momentum’


Starz Digital Media

There’s a whole lot of hullabaloo over very little in the very generic action-thriller Momentum, starring former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko. Read more

Movie review: ‘Beasts of No Nation’



There’s a song from 1970 by the late singer-poet Gil Scott-Heron called The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Read more

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