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

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of Nov. 21–23, according to Box Office Mojo

Foxcatcher

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | Few things are more uncomfortable than watching a full five-minute scene of two muscled grown men in tights entangled in a tango of hugs, tugs, tumbles, and…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

By Emily Whitten
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Movies | “You will rescue Peeta at the earliest opportunity, or you will find yourself another Mockingjay.”   With these words, heroine Katniss Everdeen…

Nightcrawler lacks purpose but might win an Oscar

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Nightcrawler’s Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhall) is neither hero nor anti-hero: He’s a loner trying to keep busy. After he happens on a car wreck and meets a…

Ouija is an exercise in foolishness

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Ouija (rated PG-13 for terror and some language) is like a mashup of a horror movie and the classic Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo —except the…

Mockingjay, Part 1 asks teens to tackle harsh realities

By Emily Whitten
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Movies | Trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 show hero Katniss Everdeen as a kind of modern Joan of Arc. Dressed all in black, she’s a warrior princess…

Mike Nichols remembered for pushing cultural change

By Ian C. Bloom
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Obituary | Academy Award-winner Mike Nichols, a prolific stage and screen director, died of a heart attack yesterday at age 83. His career spanned seven decades, from…

Web Reads: What does Thanksgiving taste like in your state?

Web Reads: What does Thanksgiving taste like in your state?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Beyond the turkey. For those cooking or eating on Thanksgiving Day, The New York Times offers a recipe from each state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico that…

An outsider’s perspective on a church struggle

By Emily Belz
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Q&A | The Overnighters director explains how he handled the devout Christian subjects of his film

Interstellar

By Megan Basham
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Movies | No one could ever accuse Christopher Nolan of possessing too small a vision. From Memento to The Dark Knight to Inception , the writer/director has consistently used…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of Oct. 24–26, according to Box Office Mojo

The Theory of Everything

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | Much about The Theory of Everything is extraordinary. Not only is it a biopic on the extraordinary and still-living scientist Stephen Hawking, it’s an…

 
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