Daily Archives: October 8, 2014

Dominic West and the REAL Jonathan Blake talk about the big dance in “Pride”

Sometimes, the spark of a movie can come from a photograph. That’s the case with the new British comedy “Pride.” Screenwriter Stephen Beresford had already settled on telling the true story of gay activists reaching across a cultural divide to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Whiplash”

We only hear about them if there’s video or audio — coaches, mostly — a Bobby Knight, grabbing and choking players, a Mike Rice, hurling basketballs and the foulest abuse at a recruit. We hear the rationalizations, shake our heads … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day”

Whatever else children take from Judith Viorst’s delightful “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day,” the sly subtext this picture-heavy book is how exhausting and sometimes misguided the optimism of the eternally optimistic can be. Parents who … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Dracula Untold”

So it wasn’t the rains that kept the Turks from getting their cannons to Vienna, seizing the city and ending Western Civilization in the late 15th/early 16th centuries. It was Prince Vlad, hero of the Transylvanians, a misunderstood warrior with … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bill Murray goes “cute” for “St. Vincent”

Bill Murray has his most adorable film role ever in “St. Vincent,” playing a cranky and embittered old drunk who becomes a father figure to the little kid who moves in next door. It takes every ounce of his disaffected … Continue reading

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