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

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

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…

The Imitation Game

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Movies | Alan Turing’s secret feeds his genius and downfall

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | Only in an animated film can an obese, mouthless robot steal the show. His name is Baymax, and he is a huggable friend, a virtual nurse, and a mean fighting…

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

Stephen Hawking’s search for ultimate meaning

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | New biopic The Theory of Everything tells the story of the famed scientist’s first marriage

 
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