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  • There's much more to summer movies than 'Avengers'

    When Iron Man and his band of merry do-gooders start smashing box office records at the multiplex this weekend with "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the clamor will ring in the official start of the summer movie season. Between now and Labor Day, Hollywood will unleash a wave of sequels, remakes, reboots, comic-book adventures, high-concept comedies and the usual assortment of wanna be blockbusters, all competing for your attention (and your wallet). Here are some of the movies heading our way over the next four months:
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' looks tasty, but summer's movie buffet is overflowing

    'Avengers: Age of Ultron' looks tasty, but summer's movie buffet is overflowing
    The movie site Fandango recently checked in with its massive audience base to see what the summer's most anticipated film might be. It probably won't be a surprise that the winner was "Avengers: Age of Ultron," coming to thousands of theaters in just a...

    With critic-driven film festivals in spotlight, let's pause to focus on big picture

    With critic-driven film festivals in spotlight, let's pause to focus on big picture
    Should film critics run their own film festivals? I'm conflicted on this one. The practicalities feel a little gummy, a little sticky, but many say the results are worth it. It's the right time to ask the question, whichever side of the rapidly...

    Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro
    If I had to nominate one novel from the last 50 years for preservation, it would be “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro.  It’s probably the wrong choice — a book without the vast synoptic intelligence of “Infinite Jest”...

    Keeping up the standards

    Whenever you see someone expose some bogus rule of usage, you can expect to see, almost immediately, a huffy comment from someone about the need to Keep Up The Standards. You will want to ask, “What standards?” I draw your attention to an...