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Documentary Review: Nature lends a hand in the art in Andy Goldsworthy in “Leaning into the Wind”

Andy Goldsworthy makes art where he finds it — in decaying forests, in snow-covered fields, on streets where he might lie down just as a light rain is beginning. His “ghost” is his dry body shape, which you see on … Continue reading

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Today’s first screening — “In Search of Fellini”

On the one hand, you had me at “Fellini.” And then there’s sunny Italy, a boon to any film’s setting, especially an indie one. And Maria Bello, Earth Momma extraordinaire. On the other hand, it’s yet another coming-of-age romance, and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Liam Neeson IS…”The Commuter”

Yeah, it’s just another Liam Neeson B-movie thriller. Yes, we’ve seen “The Commuter” before. Hell, we’ve seen it starring Liam Neeson and also directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Only that film was set on a plane, not a train, and it … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Verizon guy suffers and celebrates “Entanglement”

Thomas Middleditch is that lanky, likeable put-upon Canadian star of “Silicon Valley” and too many Verizon commercials to count. Maybe he can’t convince you to switch cell phone services, but his EveryShlump image makes him easy to pity and root … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

You don’t have to be a film buff to remember Gloria Grahame. We see her every Christmas, as Violet, the good-hearted Bedford Falls floozy in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” An Oscar winner in “The Bad and the Beautiful,” a “Girl … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Jumanji” devours “Last Jedi,” “Insidious” over-performs, “Greatest Showman” closes in on $100 million

Early returns understated the beat-down “Jumanji” would deliver to “The Last Jedi” this weekend. Granted, everybody’s already seen the latest “Star Wars” movie. And nobody’s seeing it twice. But the final projected take for this weekend (actuals come Monday afternoon) … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Paddington 2”

If you thought “Paddington” was as adorable as a kids’ movie about a talking bear could get, you were mistaken. “Paddington 2” sees your “adorable” and raises it with an “inutterably charming,” an Oscar winner and a couple of other … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The breathless romantic melodrama that is “Call Me by Your Name”

  Catching a movie after its hype has peaked is always an exercise in “What’d others see in this?” “Mudbound,” far-removed from Sundance, “The Shape of Water” extracted from its fanboy fawnathon can feel empty, thin and lacking. Remove the … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Jumanj” ends “Last Jedi’s” reign at top, “Insidious 4” pushes it to third

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” owned the top of the box office charts for three weeks. It made a boatload of cash on a helluva lot of screens. But unlike say, “Avatar,” it hasn’t turned out to be this phenomenon … Continue reading

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Movie Review: You’ll never want to take the wheel in Mother Russia after seeing “The Road Movie”

You’ve seen snippets of these videos on the internet, on “Craziest Car Crashes” cable TV shows. And just a few moments of any one of them tells most of us “No, there’s no way to drive safely and sanely in … Continue reading

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