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  • Venice lineup: 'Gravity,' 'Philomena' and, of course, James Franco

    Sandra Bullock is going to be very busy come the end of summer. The actress' film "Gravity" has just been chosen as the opening-night flick of the 70th Venice Film Festival, set for Aug. 28. This follows the news that the Alfonso Cuaron-directed film,...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Child of God'

    Moving right along from his well-received "As I Lay Dying," James Franco hurls himself into the work of one of Faulkner's spiritual descendants with this determinedly rough and ragged take on Cormac McCarthy's chilling 1973 novel, "Child of God."...
  • Film Review: 'Snake & Mongoose'

    The drag-car races last only a few seconds, but the search for compelling material never ends in "Snake & Mongoose." This chintzy, awkward dramatization of two decades in the congenial rivalry between racers Don "Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "Mongoose" McEwen...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 16-22

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 16-22 A mid-month set of releases that offers some big names and some smaller titles … let's see what this week has in store! Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya’s controversial novel comes to life in this...
  • Review: Chilling thriller 'Blue Caprice' revisits Beltway sniper case

    Review: Chilling thriller 'Blue Caprice' revisits Beltway sniper case
    There's nary a wasted word or visual in "Blue Caprice," a superb, slow-boil of a thriller revisiting the case of Beltway snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the nation's capital in fall 2002. (The movie's appearance in...
  • 'Blue Caprice': D.C. sniper case seen through a family lens ★★★

    'Blue Caprice': D.C. sniper case seen through a family lens ★★&#9733
    Coolly controlled and extremely well-acted, "Blue Caprice" retells the story of the 2002 Beltway sniper killings perpetrated by John Allen Muhammad, a Louisiana native who dreamed of revenge on the nation, and his informally adopted teenage son, Lee...
  • Joan Baez, Patti Smith, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac Celebrate the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    "The Great Folk Scare" is how the late singer-songwriter Dave Van Ronk jokingly referred to the 1960s American folk music revival. But there was nothing to fear Sept. 29 at Manhattan's Town Hall, where a who's-who of folkies past and present gathered to...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 28-Nov. 3

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 28-Nov. 3 The big title this week is Monsters University, maybe the perfect antidote for those “over” the creepier monsters of the Halloween season. There are some big names in other films premiering,...
  • Review: Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' a towering achievement

    Hollywood's most successful director turns on a dime and delivers his most restrained, interior film. A celebrated playwright shines an illuminating light on no more than a sliver of a great man's life. A brilliant actor surpasses even himself and makes...
  • 'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★

    'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★
    "Lincoln" is a grave and surprisingly subtle magic trick, conjuring the past and an almost ridiculously impressive figure in ways that transcend art direction and the right stovepipe hat. Director Steven Spielberg's latest combines the most commonly...
  • Film review: This Abe is hard to top

    Film review: This Abe is hard to top
    The trailers and TV ads for "Lincoln" — with their wall-to-wall music, stately proclamations and reverent tone — suggest an unrestrained Steven Spielberg, fully indulging his worst tendencies. They won't win any truth-in-advertising awards...
  • Movie Review: The Big Year

     
    “The Big Year” is a comedy about competitive bird-watching. It stars three of the biggest stars from two generations of screen comedy — Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black. So there's little time for waxing poetic about our...