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By Mark Sommer » Thursday, August 27, 2015

It was hard not to dismiss Marlon Brando in his later years.The actor with movie-star looks became shockingly obese and an odd recluse. He expressed contempt for his chosen profession, and when he... Read More

By Robbie-Ann McPherson » Thursday, August 27, 2015

“Dear Diary,” the page often began, followed by some weepy tale of unrequited love, or the daydreams of a future happily ever after. We call them journals today, but way back when, teenage girls... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, August 20, 2015

See “The End of the Tour” – if, that is, you ever wanted to see a truly good film about a writer. It is, in that way, a minor miracle. So few and far between are even tolerable films about... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, August 20, 2015

There are at least three moments in the stunning, unforgettable post-World War II film “Phoenix” that will, quite literally, take your breath away. Two occur near the midpoint of director... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, August 13, 2015

Please ignore Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer for a second, even though they star as Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin in Guy Ritchie’s nifty new movie reboot of the mid-’60s TV series... Read More

By Hannah Gordon » Friday, August 7, 2015

“Fantastic Four” is a half-hearted attempt at a superhero origin story and a decent science fiction plot twisted together, yet still not willing to admit it is either of those things. The film... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Friday, August 7, 2015

My best guess is this: commercial prospects be damned, you’d have had to handcuff Meryl Streep to a water pipe in the basement to keep her from starring in “Ricki and the Flash.” She gets to... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, August 6, 2015

Woody Allen’s 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” is Allen in every sense – for better or worse. (I say better.) For longtime fans, the Rhode Island set comedy-drama starring a delightfully... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, August 6, 2015

Charlize Theron was 15 years old and living on the family farm near Johannesburg when her mother killed her alcoholic father. He was drunk at the time and threatening to kill them both, according to... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, July 30, 2015

The 2014 Toronto International Film festival saw new films from Canadian heavy-hitters like David Cronenberg, Denys Arcand and Xavier Dolan, but the wonderfully titled Canada Goose Award for Best... Read More

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