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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jonah Hill is so much more than a comic actor. When he needs it to be – in, for instance, “Moneyball” – his nerdy and pudgy presence can function with extraordinary... Read More

By Mark Sommer » Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The names sound innocuous enough: Citizens for Fire Safety. Global Climate Coalition. Citizens for the Environment. Sometimes, they even carry the whiff of authority – the George C. Marshall... Read More

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The names sound innocuous enough: Citizens for Fire Safety. Global Climate Coalition. Citizens for the Environment.Sometimes, they even carry the whiff of authority – the George C. Marshall... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, April 9, 2015

Al Pacino not only deserved “Danny Collins,” he was smart enough to sign on when the opportunity presented itself. He’ll be 75 on April 25. It’s the kind of unusual movie you hope... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, April 9, 2015

There is, it seems to me, a crucial scene missing in “Woman in Gold.” It’s the one where we, in silent but intense contemplation for at least 15 seconds (perhaps even 30), look at the Gustav... Read More

By McClatchy-Tribune News Services » Thursday, April 9, 2015

The pretty coed doesn’t want to go, doesn’t see herself “as a rodeo gal.” But her sorority sisters insist she ogle the “easy on the eyes” cowboys with... Read More

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

“What is the opposite of ‘the world is your oyster’?” asks the hero of Noah Baumbach’s witty and ultra-smart new film “While We’re Young.”... Read More

By Harold McNeil » Thursday, April 2, 2015

Director Richard Laxton’s “Effie Gray” is such a relentlessly drab and moribund affair that even the cinematographer’s palette is awash in muddy and muted colors. Venice never looked so... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, April 1, 2015

“I can’t do more funerals,” growls Vin Diesel in his basso profundo early on in “Furious 7” as he and his fast and furious buddies bury the fictional friend who was dispatched in “Fast... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Thursday, March 26, 2015

The best part of “Get Hard,” the new comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, isn’t even in the movie. It actually has nothing to do with it.No, the best thing about... Read More

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