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Movie review: ‘In Stereo’


Circus Road Films

At first, In Stereo feels like it’s just going to be another New York-set indie about men and women falling in and out of fractured relationships — all set to a hipster’s version of a ’70s soul soundtrack. Move along, nothing new to see here. Read more

Movie review: ‘Terminator Genisys’


Paramount Pictures

Someone needs to go back in time and stop movie executives from greenlighting more “Terminator” movies. Read more

Movie review: ‘Magic Mike XXL’


Warner Bros.

Delivered with all the subtlety of a crotch to the face, Magic Mike XXL is one of the most cynical, shallow sequels in recent memory. Read more

Movie review: ‘Faith of Our Fathers’


Pure Flix Entertainment

Faith of Our Fathers, the latest offering in the growing faith-based film market, gets high points for good intentions but loses most of them for execution. The writers got so wrapped up in the spiritual aspects of the story that the mechanics fall apart. Read more

Movie review: ‘A Little Chaos’


Focus Features

A Little Chaos, about a landscape artist who finds romance at Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV, isn’t a bad film. But it’s a little slow and a little un-chaotic for its own good. Read more

Television review: ‘True Detective’



In Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective, premiering at 8 p.m. Sunday, writer-executive producer Nic Pizzolatto has hit the reset button. Read more

Movie review: ‘Dope’


Open Road Films

For the last three summers, in the midst of all the superhero and CGI shenanigans, an indie movie has made a splash in the mainstream with the message that young black people are people, too. Read more

Movie review: ‘Phantom Halo’


ARC Entertainment

Occasionally, a movie comes along with no hype, no marketing muscle, and little hope of being seen beyond the filmmakers’ immediate family — even though it is better than most of the movies in the multiplex. Read more

Movie review: ‘Inside Out’



The new animated film takes audiences on an emotional roller coaster, and that’s a good thing. Read more

Movie review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’


Fox Searchlight

Touching and wise, cute and occasionally cloying, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a dramedy that taps into both real teen angst and behavior, and our fantasies of what we hope teens are thinking and feeling and doing. Read more

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