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Movie review: ‘The Zero Theorem’


Hugo Stenson

The Zero Theorem is director Terry Gilliam’s latest dazzling dose of sci-fi eye candy, and the third film in what some are calling his “Brazil” trilogy. Read more

Movie review: ‘Autumn Blood’


108 Media

The title, poster, premise, and the fact that it’s been sitting on the shelf for three years make Autumn Blood seem like a direct-to-DVD, low-rent Tarantino rip-off. The reality though is that the handsomely shot feature-film debut from German director Markus Blu... Read more

Movie review: ‘My Old Lady’


Cohen Media Group

Kevin Kline is a failed American writer, broke and in Paris to collect his inheritance -- an ancient two-story apartment with an accompanying garden in the center city Marais district. Maggie Smith is the 90something Englishwoman living in it. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Notebook’


Sony Pictures Classics

Be warned: There is barely a glimmer of hope or affirmation in The Notebook, an unnerving Hungarian drama about the dreadful experiences of a pair of twins at the end of World War II. It’s a nightmare fairy tale that can be very difficult to watch. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Guest’


ArtEffects Entertainment

The Guest is, loudly and proudly, a B-movie, the kind of film that begs to be seen with a large, involved audience that’s not afraid to talk back to the screen. Read more

‘Red Band Society’ prefers to inspire — not depress — viewers


Charlie Rowe, one of the young stars of Red Band Society, chooses to believe that there’s nothing extraordinarily different about the characters in this new coming-of-age dramedy from Fox. Read more

Fall TV preview: Superheroes galore on the horizon



Comic book stories threaten to dominate in the coming months, so we shine a light on more promising new shows — and a few likely losers. Read more

Funny guy Bill Hader gets serious


Roadside Attractions

Regarding his new film, The Skeleton Twins, opening Friday, Bill Hader is the first to admit, “I don’t get offered guys this serious or complex.” Read more

Movie review: ‘The Drop’


Twentieth Century Fox

The silly summer season is officially over. With the arrival of The Drop, a disturbingly dark little thriller that wears its tension like a badge, the fall film season has arrived with a deadly bang. Read more

New on DVD: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ starring Shailene Woodley

DVD The Fault in Our Stars : Like The Spectacular Now, which also starred Shailene Woodley, Stars walks that fine line be... Read more

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