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Movie review: ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’


Bleeker Street Media

There is something about Blythe Danner’s on-screen essence that is perfect for the gently aged widow she plays in I’ll See You in My Dreams, her first leading role in years. Read more

Movie review: ‘Tomorrowland’



Coming on the heels of the brutally dystopian vision of what’s to come glimpsed in Mad Max: Fury Road, the jet packs and Jetsons gleam of the charming if preachy Tomorrowland comes as a huge sigh of reli... Read more

Movie review: ‘5 to 7’


Walter Thomson

Judging from its premise, 5 to 7 sounds like it’s going to be at least a little bit raunchy. A single, 20-something guy in New York falls for a married, 30-something French woman who can only be with him from 5 to 7 p.m. because, we... Read more

Movie review: ‘White God’


Magnolia Pictures

If someone wants to make a case that our four-legged actor friends deserve to be considered for Oscar consideration, right alongside Streep and McConaughey, they need only offer White God as evidence. The exhilirating, if heavy-handed Hungarian film, which won the Un ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Where Hope Grows’


Tom LeGoff

Where Hope Grows is a sometimes moving and generally watchable melodrama about a drunken ex-ballplayer who finds purpose and a friend back in his home town. Read more

Movie review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’


Jasin Boland

Mad Max: Fury Road is really like nothing else out there. Read more

Movie review: ‘Iris’


Magnolia Pictures

She was never a great beauty, a model or magazine editor, never married anybody famous. But somehow, Iris Apfel was anointed a New York “fashion icon.” Read more

Movie review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’


Can we please talk about the snottiness of Pitch Perfect 2? It’s seriously snotty. It’s a two-hour lesson in how to act like a frenemy to your alleged friends. And it’s not funny enough. Read more

Movie review: ‘The 100-year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’


Music Box Films

Echoes of the hilarious ineptitude of Woody Allen’s Take the Money and Run and the historic kookiness of Forrest Gump turn up throughout The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, s... Read more

Movie review: ‘Echoes of War’


ARC Entertainment

Take away the armies and artillery, and a low-budget Civil War movie turns into a Western. Read more

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