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By McClatchy-Tribune News Services » 12:01 AM

Three of the best actors in the business put on a master class in mystery thriller in “Before I Go to Sleep,” a lean, twisty-turning tale in the “Memento” style.Christine (... Read More

By Jeff Simon » 12:01 AM

“Birdman” is not old news. I assure you.It is the best film I’ve seen so far this year – a must film, it seems to me, for anyone who gives a hoot about the survival of art ... Read More

By The Associated Press » Friday, October 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES – In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves’ “Matrix” stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on “John Wick,” a visceral revenge thriller tha... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bedfellows don’t come much stranger than the group of hardscrabble Welsh coal miners and the motley gay and lesbian activists of London who teamed up in the mid-1980s to fight the union-busting scou... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 23, 2014

The best thing, by far, about Theodore Melfi’s decent comic tearjerker “St. Vincent” is that Bill Murray is the one filling the Bill Murray role, not Michael Douglas. If you can somehow remem... Read More

By Los Angeles Times » Thursday, October 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The desert trek in “Tracks” is as brutal as it is beautiful; the performance by Mia Wasikowska as raw as the reality. And the camels? If they don’t steal your... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dennis Haysbert shows you what’s wrong with Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children” right down to its covertly smarmy core – he and actress Shane Lynch, that is,... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 16, 2014

What a strange movie “Fury” is.It’s a stark but clichéd World War II movie whose lead role, Sgt. “Wardaddy” Collier, could have once been performed by Robert Mi... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 9, 2014

“Kill the Messenger” is a superb film about the other side of investigative journalism – the side that doesn’t end with all the president’s men failing to stop it from knocking a corrupt pre... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, October 9, 2014

It is not easy to make a good family film, which is why even a modestly agreeable entry tends to be greeted with box office success and critical acceptance. So it is noteworthy that Disney’s “Alex... Read More
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