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Don't Look Back

1967; Not Rated (Criterion)

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The opening sentences of The New York Times’ 1967 review of D.A. Pennebaker’s now-classic documentary Don’t Look Back read as follows: “It will be a good joke on us all if, in 50 years or so, Dylan is regarded as a significant figure in English poetry."
  

Best of Enemies

2015 (R) (Magnolia Pictures)

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Co-directors Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville’s engrossing documentary Best of Enemies focuses on Gore Vidal's and William F. Buckley Jr.'s battles during the ’68 conventions, which were broadcast live on ABC.   

‘Creed’ Spins Off into Its Own Glorious Orbit

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Right away, Ryan Coogler lets us know that we’re in good and special hands with Creed, his Rocky spinoff that arrives with not only the complete blessing of series creator Sylvester Stallone, but also with his quietly mesmerizing appearance as Rocky Balboa.  

Popping Bottles and Memorizing Flashcards

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Uncorked captures the stress, skill and excitement that goes into preparing for a test only about 8 percent of folks pass. The new series follows six sommeliers preparing for the 2015 Master exam, which means lots of flashcards, small competitions and endless bottles of vino.  

Brooklyn

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
As a fundamental aspect of the American Dream, we remake ourselves, but we also redefine the meaning of home, too.   

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.