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The Good Dinosaur

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Pixar team imagines a world in which the asteroid that struck the Earth and created the extinction-level event that wiped out the dinosaurs never happened.  

Trumbo

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) sat among the elite in Hollywood — a top screenwriter in the 1940s — until he and others were arrested and blacklisted for their political beliefs.   

Victor Frankenstein

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Director Paul McGuigan (Push and Lucky Number Slevin) and writer Max Landis (American Ultra and Chronicle) approach this reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale from the perspective of the trusted assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe).   

By the Sea

0 Comments · Friday, November 20, 2015
Having detailed a pair of global wartime narratives (In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken), Angelina Jolie turns to a more intimate battlefield, starring in By the Sea alongside husband Brad Pitt.   

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

0 Comments · Friday, November 20, 2015
The trend of breaking up final installments of movies based on bestselling literary adaptations seeks not only to milk the material for extra box-office receipts, but also to create an action-packed finale for the ages.  

The Night Before

0 Comments · Friday, November 20, 2015
Writer-director Jonathan Levine has made a name for himself as a filmmaker on the verge and the edge, tiptoeing the dividing line between comedy and drama that have sought to fully earn the hybrid dramedy label for the millennial set.   

Secret in Their Eyes

0 Comments · Friday, November 20, 2015
Yet another reimagining of previously filmed material, although this time writer-director Billy Ray (Breach) tackles Argentinian Juan José Campanella’s Academy Award-winning film The Secret in Their Eyes.   

Spotlight

0 Comments · Friday, November 20, 2015
Tom McCarthy (The Visitor) takes a searing look at the dogged journalistic pursuit undertaken by the cracker-jack team at The Boston Globe.  

Tough Guy Charms in ‘Brooklyn’

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I still remember the first time I took notice of actor Emory Cohen onscreen. In the Derek Cianfrance film The Place Beyond the Pines, he played the pampered son of Bradley Cooper’s reluctant cop-turned-hero.  

A Resourceful Pair Breaks Out of ‘Room’

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
We tell ourselves the world is a big place, but director Lenny Abrahamson (Frank), adapting Emma Donoghue’s novel Room, shows us just how infinite the space can truly be.
  

Nathan Fielder Keeps on Trollin’

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
As a big fan of Nathan For You I was concerned that the show’s satirical shtick would wear off fast. But three seasons in, nothing seems to be stopping the show’s mastermind, Nathan Fielder.  

What We Mean When We Discuss All-American Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
All of the great real-life sports dramas work from the same basic premise — that of an underdog facing nearly impossible odds with determination and an undeniable sense of hope.   

‘Leftovers’ Promises No Miracles, Much Mysticism

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The premiere season of The Leftovers (9 p.m. Sundays, HBO) focused on the fallout from the “Great Departure” of 140 million people who mysteriously vanished one day in 2011.  

Heist

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Director Scott Mann (The Tournament) seems to fully embrace the old-school B-movie aesthetic, based on the premise of his latest film Heist.  

Love the Coopers

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Nothing defines the holidays like star-studded movies focusing on disparate generations of families coming together to bicker and backstab while eventually bonding and basking in the glow of the season for a precious few days.