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Hastily Searching for the ‘Truth’

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Screenwriter-turned-director James Vanderbilt (the two Amazing Spider-Man installments) sets his sights on the Mary Mapes account of the firestorm that erupted over the 60 Minutes report, back in 2004, on then-President George W. Bush’s military record.   

‘Beasts of No Nation’ Streams into New Frontier

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Beasts, the story of a young boy named Agu who is forcibly enlisted as a child warrior in the civil war of an unnamed African country under the brutal command of a fanatically charismatic figure known as the Commandant, is a mesmerizingly grim adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s novel.  

Higher Stakes Needed on ‘Bridge of Spies’

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I’ve spent all this time ruminating on De La Soul and Saving Private Ryan, I suppose, to highlight the fault I find with Spielberg’s latest film, Bridge of Spies, another historic film in his library of moving monuments to the pivotal events of our times.
  

The Walk

0 Comments · Thursday, October 8, 2015
Right up front, I have to admit my bias when it comes to The Walk, the new film from Robert Zemeckis about high-wire artist Philippe Petit, played by the ever-energetic and engaging Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  

99 Homes

0 Comments · Thursday, October 8, 2015
Michael Shannon can do no wrong. The Academy Award nominee (Supporting Actor for Revolutionary Road) and Lexington, Ky. native may play deeply flawed men — and some like Rick Carver in 99 Homes step over the divide and gleefully dance with the devil — but Shannon always grants such evil men a recognizably human face.  

Big Stone Gap

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
This quaint slice of small town life — set in author, screenwriter and director Adriana Trigiani’s hometown of Big Stone Gap, Va. — has all the hallmarks of quirky Americana.  

The New Girlfriend

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Parisian director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, Young & Beautiful) knows how to tease and subtly manipulate audience expectations, especially when playfully inserting sexuality into the mix.  

Pan

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The journey of Peter Pan (newcomer Levi Miller) begins when he’s left on the steps of an orphanage with a panpipe necklace — a keepsake that will define his legacy.   

He Named Me...

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Director Davis Guggenheim explores the burden of names in He Named Me Malala, his latest documentary foray showcasing the astonishing story of Malala Yousafzai.   

The Martian

0 Comments · Thursday, October 1, 2015
Ridley Scott’s latest take on the sci-fi genre positions audiences in an alternative not-so distant future where NASA hasn’t abandoned the idea of exploration and colonization on Mars.