REVIEW: Jennifer Aniston turns in the riskiest, most emotionally naked performance of her career in “Cake.” The anti-vanity leap she takes is big, brave and deserving of sustained admiration.
REVIEW: A quieter kind of kids movie, Oscar-nominated “Song of the Sea” casts a delicate spell.
REVIEW: Any film credited with its own "mustache wrangler" really should have been much more fun than Johnny Depp's latest misfiring action-comedy.
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Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996.
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REVIEW: Inspired in part by the trials of Job, Oscar contender “Leviathan” heaps a truckload of trouble on a small-town family man.
The gooey premise of “Song One” would probably make “Notebook” author Nicholas Sparks proud, but it's really an anti-romance romance.
REVIEW: “American Sniper” is director Clint Eastwood's darkest, tightest and most morally ambiguous drama since he shot the western dead with “Unforgiven.” | ★★★½
REVIEW: The cool thriller “A Most Violent Year,” set in 1981 New York City, uses the jaundiced past of a crumbling city to critique the present.
REVIEW: Casting Chris Hemsworth as a computer hacker is one of the biggest slip-ups in the laughable cyber-espionage thriller “Blackhat.”
REVIEW: Could one really swoon over “The Color Purple,” the Broadway musical derived from Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel and Steven Spielberg’s subsequent film? Director and choreographer Lewis Whitlock makes the answer a thrilling “Yes!”
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