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Movie review: ‘Virtuosity’

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Star-Telegram

The 2014 Lone Star Film Festival got off to a classy start Wednesday night at Bass Hall with the world premiere of Virtuosity, a documentary chronicling the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which took place at that same venue last year. Read more

Lisa Kudrow’s ‘Comeback’ has mild laughs

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HBO

There’s no better evidence of how insular Hollywood is than the steady stream of films and TV shows over the years about the only subject Hollywood really knows well: Itself. Read more

Movie review: ‘Interstellar’

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AP

The spirit of 2001: A Space Odyssey surrounds Interstellar like a cloud. Read more

Movie review: ‘Nightcrawler’

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Chuck Ziotnick

The axiom animating television news — “If it bleeds, it leads” — often leaves you wondering just who gets stained in the process. Read more

Movie review: ‘Horns’

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Radius-TWC

In Horns, Daniel Radcliffe grows a pair. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Two Faces of January’

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Studio Canal

Ambiguity is the intrigue in The Two Faces of January, the new thriller starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’

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Hatake Jimusho

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a marvel of Japanese animation, a hand-drawn, painterly epic that submerges us in a world of beauty. While almost everything about it bespeaks its origins in a culture very different from the West, the delicacy and grace of its subli... Read more

Movie review: ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

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Laurie Sparham

Three of the best actors in the business put on a master class in mystery thriller in Before I Go to Sleep, a lean, twisty-turning tale in the Memento style. Read more

Movie review: ‘The ABCs of Death 2’

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Magnet Releasing

That miss-or-hit collection of horror shorts, The ABCs of Death becomes more hit or miss with its sequel, ABCs of Death 2. Read more

Movie review: ‘Force Majeure’

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Magnolia Pictures

Near the beginning of Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s devastatingly powerful Force Majeure, his country’s official Oscar entry, an avalanche at a French ski resort nearly takes out a balcony filled with diners at the lodge’s restaurant. Read more

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