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  • 'God Help the Girl' finds remedy for troubles in catchy songs

    'God Help the Girl' finds remedy for troubles in catchy songs
    The lively, playful, self-aware musical "God Help the Girl" has such a will-o'-the-wisp quality you fear it will disappear if you attempt to fence it. Writer-director Stuart Murdoch called it "our little hymn to the possibility of healing in music" when...
  • 'Starred Up' is a savage journey toward anger management

    'Starred Up' is a savage journey toward anger management
    As unsettling as a hard slap to the face, "Starred Up" shocks the system. It marries ferocious, unnerving violence and waves of profanity to powerful, psychologically acute performances in a way that is intensely dramatic as well as almost unbearable to...
  • TV picks: 'Happy Valley,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' and 'The Honorable Woman'

    The fall approaches, on little cat feet, so this is an excellent time to clear out the DVR, either by catching up or letting go (who's been recording all these "Castle" reruns anyway?) because things are about to get crazy. (For one thing, "Castle's...
  • With 'The One I Love,' a relationship gets trippy

    With 'The One I Love,' a relationship gets trippy
    There is something slightly subversive and satisfyingly spot on when a movie about love and marriage turns on a solitary detail. In "The One I Love," starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss as sparring spouses, basically it all comes down to the bacon....
  • Mark Duplass and Charlie McDowell protect 'The One I Love'

    Mark Duplass and Charlie McDowell protect 'The One I Love'
    Mark Duplass discovered how damaging spoilers can be when he went to see “The Crying Game” at age 14. “It took me like two weeks to get to the theater, so I had held off [knowing] everything,” says the 37-year-old star of “...
  • Review: 'The One I Love' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The One I Love' ★&#9733 1/2
    "Our happiness used to be so easy," says Sophie in the curious new indie "The One I Love," a tidy head-bender from writer Justin Lader and first-time feature film director Charlie McDowell. Sophie's marriage to Ethan, played by Mark Duplass, has stalled....
  • TV Picks: 'Outlander,' 'Legends,' 'Dick Cavett's Watergate'

    TV Picks: 'Outlander,' 'Legends,' 'Dick Cavett's Watergate'
    “Outlander.” Starz continues its canny courtship of the often underserved female audience with a fine and drop-dead gorgeous adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book, internationally bestselling series. Describing what it’s...
  • Ebert film 'Life Itself' premieres at Cannes

    Ebert film 'Life Itself' premieres at Cannes
    Despite a rare and aggravating 25-minute delay mid-screening, caused by a glitch with the digital projector housed by the Cannes Film Festival's Bunuel auditorium, "Life Itself" enjoyed a warm welcome Monday at the cinematic gathering visited, covered and...
  • Border drones and labor-bots: Alex Rivera's prescient 'Sleep Dealer'

    Border drones and labor-bots: Alex Rivera's prescient 'Sleep Dealer'
    Filmmaker Alex Rivera had the idea for his sci-fi movie "Sleep Dealer" back in 1997. At the time, he envisioned a future in which wars were fought via drone, the water supply was privatized by corporations and eager young workers at the Mexican border...
  • Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend

    Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend
    The jazz tempo does not slow for the holiday weekend. Among the highlights: Paul Marinaro: Connoisseurs of music in Chicago long have known that Marinaro owns one of the most plush and malleable bass-baritones to be heard today. But it wasn't until...
  • 'Sleep Dealer' a sci-fi sleeper

    'Sleep Dealer' a sci-fi sleeper
    Some films seem increasingly impressive as time goes on, and one of those is Alex Rivera's striking "Sleep Dealer" (2009), which won twice at Sundance, taking the Waldo Salt screenwriting award and the Alfred P. Sloan Prize for a film dealing with...
  • 'Alive Inside' a joyful look at music's key to unlock dementia

     'Alive Inside' a joyful look at music's key to unlock dementia
    Think of them as Lazarus moments. One by one, we are introduced to a series of elderly people with serious dementia. People who've barely said a word in years, who don't recognize their own children, who sit around nursing homes like the living dead....