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

Sympathy for the devil

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Movies | In Walt Disney’s 1959 animated fantasy Sleeping Beauty , one of the three good-natured fairies pauses a moment in mid-mayhem of curses, poisoned spinning…

Childish tendencies

Childish tendencies

By Emily Belz
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Movies | A window into the self-absorbed hipster, Obvious Child is painful to watch

Deliver Us from Evil

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | Three thoughts came to mind after watching Deliver Us from Evil , the latest horror film based on a nonfiction book. First thought: It is not good to be…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of June 20-22 according to Box Office Mojo

Ida

By J.C. Derrick
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Movies | From Schindler’s List to Life Is Beautiful , a wide range of movies have examined aspects of the Holocaust, but few films explore the ripple effect of one of…

Words and Pictures

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | For a movie mainly about inspiration, Words and Pictures is spectacularly lacking in it. This movie is an hour and 44 minute–long rant (that feels longer)

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | Cautions: Quantity of sexual (S), violent (V), and foul-language (L) content on a 0-10 scale, with 10 high, from kids-in-mind.com S V L 1.  The Fault

Finding virtue

By Derringer Dick
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Movies | Edge of Tomorrow is a sci-fi movie for the thinking man

Midday Roundup: Here comes Hillary, but where’s she headed next?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On tour. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kicks off a mega book tour today to promote her new memoir Hard Choices . The tour will last several months…

States bait Hollywood but create a trap for taxpayers

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Movies | Scot Mussi, executive director of Arizona’s Free Enterprise Club, doesn’t want the Lone Ranger to get tax breaks. Ever since Arizona dropped its subsidy…

They don’t make actors like this anymore

By Phil Boatwright
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Movies | On the Waterfront and Hopscotch may be very different films, but they have at least one thing in common: terrific acting.When it comes down to it, great…

Maleficent isn’t half bad

By Emily Whitten
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Movies | This retelling of Sleeping Beauty offers themes of self-sacrifice and redemption, albeit in a dark, overtly feminist plot

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