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Movie review: ‘Low Down’

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Sundance Institute

There are two dramas about jazz currently in theaters, but they couldn’t be more different. Read more

Movie review: ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’

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Area 23a

The heartbreak hits early in Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

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Lionsgate

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the first installment in the last chapter of the popular franchise, is all coil and no release. It’s a taut, dark portrait of a universe upended by revolution, one where the flashy bread-and-circuses of the first tw... Read more

Review: ‘Reach Me’

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Millennium Entertainment

Reach Me is an indie comedy whose primary virtue is its cast, well-known actors who took small roles on a lark — a chance to play against “type.” Read more

Movie review: ‘Citizenfour’

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Radius-TWC

A cool, steady stream of anxiety, Laura Poitras’ documentary Citizenfour draws from the visual language and buggy paranoia of the best-known 1970s political thrillers: The Conversation, The Parallax View... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Theory of Everything’

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Focus Features

The origins of the universe prove as mysterious as the intimacy of a marriage in The Theory of Everything. Read more

Movie review: ‘Rosewater’

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Open Road Films

Rosewater is both a faithful and a forceful adaptation of Then They Came For Me, the 2011 memoir of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari. Set during the run-up to Iran’s disputed 2009 presidential election and the chaotic stree... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Way He Looks’

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Strand Releasing

It takes roughly five seconds to give in to the charms of The Way He Looks, a beautifully acted and written tale about a blind teenager who falls in love with a classmate. Read more

TV review: ‘The Missing’

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Starz

At first, you logically assume the title of Starz’ new series The Missing refers to the child who disappears when his parents are stuck overnight in a small French town while their car is being repaired. Read more

Movie review: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

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Hopper Stone

Twenty years after they permanently lowered the bar on broad and dumb character comedies, Lloyd and Harry are back, “Dumb and Dumber” than ever in Dumb and Dumber To. Read more

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