Daily Archives: July 1, 2014

Steve James and Chaz Ebert talk about Roger Ebert and “Life Itself”

He could be generous and petty, competitive and nurturing, absurdly public and ferociously private.And given access to a soap box, you could be sure Roger Ebert would scramble on top of it. Quite aside from being America’s most famous film … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Tammy” goes all soft and gooey

Say this for Melissa McCarthy. A couple of years into her stardom, and not all that far past the dust-up over critics’ deriding her comic reliance on the sight gag that is her physique, she puts it all out there … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Heatstroke”

A veteran cast not given to overplaying, a competent director and striking desert Africa settings are the chief recommendations of “Heatstroke,” a survival thriller with murder, poaching, gun-running and hyenas as its active ingredients.Paul, a hyena expert (Stephen Dorff) reluctantly … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Snowpiercer” is exhilarating sci-fi with a sharp satiric bite

“Snowpiercer” is a veritable United Nations of sci-fi films. Directed by the Korean Bong Joon-Ho (“The Host”), based on a French graphic novel and with a cast built around Captain America (Chris Evans), Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, Jamie … Continue reading

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