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  • 'Boyhood' and 'Birdman' the best of the bunch to hit theaters this year

    "Boyhood" is like the world's simplest movie magic trick and yet one so risky that almost no one else would ever attempt it. Director Richard Linklater assembled a fictional family Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as the parents and Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater as the children and filmed them once a year for a dozen years.
  • 'Selma' a nod to the past and the present

    The day the Ferguson grand jury's decision was announced, actor David Oyelowo was in Atlanta to discuss his portrayal of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma." In a matter of hours, the St. Louis suburb would be rocked by protests and a spasm of...

    'Selma' is a powerful telling of the MLK story

    "Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences. But welcome as it is for being the first Hollywood production to put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his...

    Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library

    Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library
    The University of Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library was delivered in December in two big binders about 31/2 inches thick, tucked inside a gray box. But just in case President Barack Obama still isn't sure how much the U. of C. wants to...

    D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' well worth the long, long wait

    D'Angelo "Black Messiah" 4 stars The 14-year wait for D'Angelo's album Black Messiah (RCA) ended the night of Dec. 14 with a Beyonce-esque surprise release. In light of this album's political vibe, it seems that Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson...