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News, reviews, and interviews on feature films and documentaries.

Money Monster is heavy on politics, light on thrills

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Wall Street malfeasance has indeed devastated many families’ finances, but Money Monster ’s implausible character development, unpersuasive acting,

Midday Roundup: Democratic horse race heads to Kentucky

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Bluegrass ballots. Hillary Clinton is stumping in Kentucky today, a state she easily won during the 2008 presidential primary when she ran against Barack…

Last Days in the Desert

By Emily Belz
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Movies | A high-octane artistic team is behind Last Days in the Desert , a limited-release film about Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness. Director Rodrigo…

Wildflower

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Chloe can’t remember anything before her 8th birthday—learning to ride a bike, or her first day of school. And for the last 12 years, she has experienced…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of May 6-8 according to Box Office Mojo

Mothering missteps

By Megan Basham
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Movies | A heartwarming mother-daughter story gets too many relationships wrong

Midday Roundup: Migration debate forces Austrian chancellor from office

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Political exile. Austria’s chancellor resigned today after losing support from people who want the country to take a harder stance against the influx of…

Captain America: Civil War

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | You’re gonna hear a lot of whoops and claps among the audience while watching Captain America: Civil War . If you’re a Marvel fan, you’ll probably be…

The man behind the VR curtain

By Emily Belz
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Virtual Reality | Penrose Studios founder Eugene Chung explains why he thinks virtual reality is the next form of ‘human storytelling’

Mother’s Day is as charming as a delivery of silk flowers

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Seen in the best possible light, Mother’s Day pays tribute to a wide variety of moms. Given the state of our Union, director Garry Marshall and the film’s…

Ratchet & Clank needs major overhaul

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Films based on video games have had a few box-office hits in the last 20 or so years, but not a single critical success (defined as having more than 50…

All in your head

By Emily Belz
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Virtual Reality | Believers in virtual reality think it will be the new cinematic medium. Skeptics think it could crumble under its own hype

 
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