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  • In hip-hop-fueled 'Empire,' 'King Lear' meets 'Dynasty'

    In hip-hop-fueled 'Empire,' 'King Lear' meets 'Dynasty'
    "What is this? We 'King Lear' now?" asks Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett), the middle son of music tycoon and former recording star Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard) in the opening episode of "Empire," a sparkly, sometimes-soulful new family-epic prime-time...
  • 'Loitering With Intent' is often amusing but aimless

    'Loitering With Intent' is often amusing but aimless
    "Loitering With Intent" takes off like a shot, all jaunty energy, mouthy smarts and zippy cinematic nods. But the script, by actors Ivan Martin and Michael Godere, allows the potentially clever story — as well as the pair's intriguing lead roles...
  • The fine 'Bella and the Bulldogs' mixes football, gender issues

    The fine 'Bella and the Bulldogs' mixes football, gender issues
    In "Bella and the Bulldogs," which premieres Saturday on Nickelodeon, a Texas middle school cheerleader lives her dream when she becomes her football team's quarterback. It's an aspirational, multicultural, feminist tweencom with a laugh track —...
  • Review: A spirited evening from Baroque Band

    Review: A spirited evening from Baroque Band
    Music that tells a story or depicts images from the everyday often is thought to have originated in the 19th Century, though, in fact, it's common to many periods, going back as far as the Renaissance. Such program music made up the entire concert given...
  • Review: Palmieri and Henriquez celebrate Latin jazz at Orchestra Hall

    Review: Palmieri and Henriquez celebrate Latin jazz at Orchestra Hall
    The music we generically call "Latin jazz" can be viscerally exciting or intriguingly cerebral. On Friday night in Orchestra Hall it was both, though sometimes to extremes. At 78, Eddie Palmieri holds revered status as pianist-bandleader, his work...
  • 'Appropriate Behavior' an uneven but fun dating adventure

    'Appropriate Behavior' an uneven but fun dating adventure
    "Appropriate Behavior" is a kind of Iranian American-bisexual "Annie Hall" crossed with an episode or two of HBO's "Girls." And, as the feature writing-directing-acting debut of the delightfully deadpan and strikingly pretty Desiree Akhavan, that's mostly...
  • 'Human Capital' a sharp view of economic divide

    'Human Capital' a sharp view of economic divide
    The haves and the wanna-haves mingle, anxious and wary, in Paolo Virzi's sharply observed "Human Capital." Social commentary, introspective drama and gripping whodunit, Italy's submission to the Academy Awards concerns two families from disparate worlds,...
  • 'Song of the Sea' is a masterwork by director Tomm Moore

    'Song of the Sea' is a masterwork by director Tomm Moore
    "Song of the Sea" is a wonder to behold. This visually stunning animation masterwork, steeped in Irish myth, folklore and legend, so adroitly mixes the magical and the everyday that to watch it is to be wholly immersed in an enchanted world. Those who...
  • 'Still Alice' achingly shows mental resilience and decline

    "Still Alice," anchored by Julianne Moore's remarkable disappearing act as a linguistics professor suffering from the early onset of dementia, is moving into more theaters as its star's performance continues to pile up accolades. There are no doubt a...
  • Humble virtuoso Mark Robson's piano weaves his highly personal tales

     Humble virtuoso Mark Robson's piano weaves his highly personal tales
    Reminiscent of a virtuoso of yore, Mark Robson sits at the piano as though an artisan at his worktable. His eyes follow the score intently. His hands shape phrases with supple expertise. His facial expression could be surgeon's concentration on the task...
  • Obvious 'Leviathan' shouldn't be taken as special

    Obvious 'Leviathan' shouldn't be taken as special
    2 stars (out of four) A double whammy of long and slow, “Leviathan” isn’t underwhelming for those reasons. There are plenty of long, slow movies that achieve great power. But this 140-minute Russian drama isn’t one of them....