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

Nothing jolly about Christmas in Krampus

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Eleven-year-old Max Engle (Emjay Anthony) tears up his letter to Santa and throws the tatters out his bedroom window into the clear December night. He wishes…

Provocative Chi-Raq takes on inner-city violence

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Spike Lee has a knack for making movies that can blow away viewers. His latest film, Chi-Raq , is no exception—a whirlwind of blaxploitation cinema and ancient…

Sophomoric storytelling dismantles Victor Frankenstein

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Victor Frankenstein opens at a circus, setting the tone for the rest of the film. The persistent exaggerated dramatics would be appropriate if the film were a…

Creed deserves a box-office win

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Moviegoers are right to be skeptical about stepping back into the ring with Rocky , the six-film franchise that took a beating early in the fourth round. But…

The Good Dinosaur confirms the traditional family unit is not extinct

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The Good Dinosaur opens 65 million years ago when what would be an Earth-shattering meteor narrowly misses the planet. Consequently, dinosaurs live on and…

Secret burden

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Movie delves deeply into the problems with human vengeance

I Saw the Light

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Movies | The opening scene of I Saw the Light shows Hank Williams Sr. (Tom Hiddleston) singing to admiring fans. A spotlight streams down on his head, but his cowboy hat…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

By John Mark Reynolds
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Movies | When, during a moment in director Francis Lawrence’s newest film, Mockingjay, Part 2 , water dripped slowly off a pipe and the camera lingered on a dark…

My All American scores but misses the point

By Bob Brown
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Movies | My All American tells the true story of Freddie Steinmark’s short but remarkable life. Considered too small even by 1960s standards to play Division I…

Love the Coopers spurs questions about family strife under holiday stress

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Love the Coopers consists of six individual tales of family members spanning four generations, all of whom eventually converge around a large dining room table…

Documentary details legacy left by Nazi fathers to their sons

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Remembering the Holocaust takes on a whole new meaning when your dad helped cause it. The new documentary What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy sets truth and…

Box Office Top 10

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

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