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REVIEW: The director of “Fruitvale Station” gives the “Rocky” sequel a sweet science.
REVIEW: “The Good Dinosaur” isn't top-tier Pixar, but it still packs an emotional punch.
REVIEW: A jolt of black comedy fails to reanimate the oft-told Frankenstein tale.
REVIEW: Brangelina take viewers on a vacay they'll soon want to cut short.
REVIEW: An Oscar nominee at 13, Saoirse Ronan's first starring role as an adult is a stunner.
REVIEW: “Secret in Their Eyes” is based on a grim, tightly wound Argentine crime thriller that won an Oscar. The new Americanized version is a tattered copy that has lost a lot in translation.
REVIEW: Have no fear, Katniss fans, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” delivers the grand finale this series deserves.
The Film Society shines a light on a wealth of Spanish-speaking films.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the clear leader of the pack among this year’s holiday releases, but it won’t be the only interesting, inspiring, delightful gift of the season.
Review: "Spotlight" is a major achievement. You don’t need to be a news junkie to admire such sleek, adult entertainment.
REVIEW: An all-star cast is wasted on this tired Christmas drivel.
REVIEW: Angelo Pizzo, screenwriter of “Rudy” and “Hoosiers,” provided both script and direction for this biography of beloved University of Texas player Freddie Steinmark. Men, bring your tissues.
REVIEW: “The 33” does justice to the Chilean miners trapped underground for two months.
Girls, gadgets and great fight scenes have made James Bond’s adventures one of the most successful film franchises of all time. How well do you know them?
REVIEW: The 24th James Bond film explodes with action, but Daniel Craig just looks tired.
Good grief! It took years, but cartoonist Charles Schulz's son is finally bringing “Peanuts” back to theaters.
Reports of the death of horror movies were greatly exaggerated. A fresh breed of filmmakers is revitalizing the genre with original, creative, idiosyncratic movies that grab and eat you.
REVIEW: The clever, compelling biopic “Steve Jobs” transforms the folklore surrounding the late co-founder and CEO of Apple to fuel a magical mystery tour of three pivotal events in his life.
Idris Elba mesmerizes in “Beasts of No Nation,” as does his young co-star.
A single-take marvel of moviemaking, “Victoria” pulsates with the virtuosity of such films as “Run Lola Run.”
Horror master Guillermo del Toro stumbles mightily in his return to the genre he loves.
With Jack Black in tow, “Goosebumps” cleverly trumps its source material.
REVIEW: A superstar filmmaking team plunges Tom Hanks into the middle of an untold USA vs. USSR showdown.
In this new version of the classic character in "Pan," Garrett Hedlund plays Hook as a swaggering young scoundrel who isn’t yet Peter’s foe.
REVIEW: Michael Shannon chews through every scene in the gritty “99 Homes.”
REVIEW: The latest Peter Pan rewrite is a bizarre ride that plays by its own rules – and sometimes works.
REVIEW: Watch at your own risk: The masterful Austrian shocker “Goodnight Mommy” delivers a disturbing puzzle box of terror.
There’s a large element of make-believe in “The Walk,”but the spectacle of the daredevil’s tightrope walk across the void should be largely credited to Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
REVIEW: “The Martian,” a survival story about an astronaut stranded on the red planet, is by far the most inspiring entry in director Ridley Scott’s ample catalog.
On Wednesday, the Hollywood actor invaded Richard R. Green Central Park School unannounced to freak out the assembled third-, fourth- and fifth-graders watching a preview of his newest feature, Sony Pictures’ “Goosebumps.”
REVIEW: Guaranteed: You will get a kick out of the wild true story of “Finders Keepers.”
REVIEW: “A Brilliant Young Mind” is a fully realized love story of rare spirit, the sort of deeply affecting film that can make you laugh until you are near tears, then drive you close to bawling.
REVIEW: I’d love to say that I was delighted by Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk” from start to finish. But I can’t. Not that I was disappointed. Simply underwhelmed.
The Hollywood superstar talks about making "The Martian" — an uplifting big-budget, sci-fi film with no villain.
REVIEW: In “Sicario,” Emily Blunt leads a gruesome, dizzying descent into the borderland drug war.
REVIEW: Cheery take on a generational mash-up in “The Intern” leaves something to be desired.
REVIEW: When dramatizing a historic gay civil rights event, don't call on the director of “2012.”
After more than a decade starring in comedies and love stories, Emily Blunt has become the fatal female of choice recently for clever, fresh summer…
Gritty acting brings fact-based “Captive” to life.
Johnny Depp’s stunning performance deserves a better mob movie.
A strong cast and skilled direction re-create the tragic, exciting true story of “Everest.” Anyone troubled by images of vertigo, snow blindness and hypothermia should proceed with caution.
As the Cold War chess champion, Tobey Maguire captures madness and genius on the board.
‘Cooties,’ ‘Racing Extinction’ Craving a bloody good horror farce like “Zombieland,” “Shaun of the Dead” or “What We Do in the Shadows”? Rush directly to…
‘Crimson Peak’ A Gothic nightmare directed by monster movie maestro Guillermo del Toro, starring Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston? And it’s rated R…
REVIEW: By remaining a smartly staged thriller rather than a formula shocker, "The Visit" does quite well with precisely what it set out to do: play on all our fears like a Steinway grand piano.
REVIEW: A mesmerizing pack of wolves is at the center of a culture clash in Mongolia.
“Grandma” director Paul Weitz on casting two Hollywood vets.
REVIEW: Two indie films worthy of the horror master, “We Are Still Here” and "Queen of Earth," find ingenious ways to push our buttons.
REVIEW: The “Transporter” revival might be dangerous to your health.
REVIEW: Gibley presents Jobs’ life and career — humble birth, rise and fall, miraculous comeback — with deep reporting and grudging admiration.
REVIEW: Robert Redford and Nick Nolte make for an unlikely comic pair in “A Walk in the Woods.”
REVIEW: Noah Baumbach pumps a lot of drama into his take on the screwball comedy.
The creators of “Shaun the Sheep” have high hopes for their “Wallace and Gromit” spinoff – such as world peace.
REVIEW: Run for cover, people: No one is safe from the “Ted” sequel's hilarious onslaught.
Diablo Cody's latest film reflects her transition from hipster queen to minivan-driving mom.
Jason Segel shows off his dramatic chops as the late author David Foster Wallace.
Review: “Shaun the Sheep” is a dialogue-free, non-digitally designed, plain old stop-motion animated film that is hilarious beyond human measure
The comedy star gets serious in a new film about beloved author David Foster Wallace.
Inside Thrihnukagigur lies a strange world of waterfalls and surprisingly vibrant hues.
REVIEW: Woody Allen’s latest, the Ivory Tower romantic mystery “Irrational Man,” is a chamber piece rather than a masterpiece.
REVIEW: "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation" is immersive, unpredictable and crammed with more sharp plot hooks than a fishing basket. It’s one of the best wide-release movies of the summer.
Describing his side gig as a touring jazz musician, the Oscar winner is his typical self: “I’m a tolerated amateur.”
REVIEW: These 8-bit space invaders make for a surprising summer yarn. There’s a minimum of sexist “check out the hot fox” hubba-hubba, and zero Rob Schneider. What’s not to enjoy?
REVIEW: As a troubled slugger, a miscast Jake Gyllenhaal is impressively muscle-bound, but gives no knockout performance.
REVIEW: Shot on an iPhone and starring two trans women, “Tangerine” is all about pushing boundaries.
REVIEW: Amy Schumer is a runaway comedic force, but she's sometimes at risk of going off-track.
REVIEW: In “Ant-Man,” the stakes are surprisingly small for a summer Marvel movie.
REVIEW: The Sherlock we meet in “Mr. Holmes” is a man of growing frailties, gently portrayed by Ian McKellen.
Breakout role in a brutal festival hit started with love of “Titanic.”
Thanks to ideal locations and the “Snowbate” program, Woody Harrelson and company are filming in the Twin Cities.
Having conquered Mount Doom, mutants and Shakespeare, the beloved Ian McKellen portrays Sherlock Holmes.
REVIEW: “Minions” is deliberately silly — it makes Pixar’s intelligent “Inside Out” look like a TED Talk — but it is never shoddy.
Director talks about his mosaic approach to the singer’s life.
REVIEW: Asif Kapadia’s terrific documentary “Amy” offers Amy Winehouse's life story in rich, sometimes infuriating details far beyond any news obituary.
REVIEW: Actors Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds and director Tarsem Singh join forces in “Self/less,” a science-fiction thriller that is generally clue/less, largely point/less and certainly couldn’t care/less.
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