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

Mr. Turner

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Movies | Mr. Turner , written and directed by Mike Leigh, is not so much a film as it is a moving painting. Lingering wide-angle shots bathe Dutch windmills and ships…

Midday Roundup: Last-minute details tie up budget deal in Congress

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadline. Time is running out for Congress to vote on a budget bill that would keep the government open past midnight tonight. The House and Senate…

Snowpiercer shows mankind at its cruelest

By Juliana Chan Erikson
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Movies | If you can avert your eyes from the scenes of men axing off arms, forgive the strong foul language, and keep an open mind while watching a dystopian society…

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…

Box Office Top 10

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

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

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