Daily Archives: April 15, 2015

Movie Review: Hill and Franco don’t avoid spoiler alerts in “True Story”

One is a newly-disgraced New York Times reporter desperately in search of a career-reviving scoop. The other is a newly-captured accused murderer, a man who who has been on the lam using the Times reporter’s identity as he fled the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Monkey Kingdom” is a nature doc with a hint of social commentary

“Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s latest Earth Day offering, is an intriguing peek inside the social structure of Macaque monkey society in Sri Lanka. So while it’s got plenty of cute Macaque monkeys, playing and cavorting, there’s also a little social commentary … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A civil war revolves around fruit harvest in “Tangerines”

“Tangerines,” Estonia’s Oscar-nominee for best foreign language film this past year, is a parable of peace set during the Georgian civil war. That’s when Muslim Chechnya declared its independence from Christian Georgia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Dead Lands”

Those scowling, tattoo-faced and tongue-licking haka displays that New Zealand’s Maori people trot out for tourists and rugby fans are put to their original purpose in “The Dead Lands,” an unblinkingly fierce and bloody tale of slaughter and revenge. Set … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Beyond the Reach”

“The Most Dangerous Game” is one of the more enduring thriller formulas. About a big game hunter who longs to take a shot at human beings, “the most dangerous” of all game “animals,” it’s been adapted every few years since … Continue reading

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