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  • Cannes Film Review: 'Run'

    The tumultuous recent history of the Ivory Coast is refracted through the ever-shifting identity of the title character in "Run," an impressive if not fully realized first feature from French-Ivorian writer-director Philippe Lacote. Retracing the strange, winding road that led an ordinary young man to assassinate the prime minister of his country, this elliptical coming-of-age fable manages to feel dreamy, moody and picaresque by turns, punctuated by moments of startling violence, and gently imbued with a sense of mysticism rooted in African folklore. But in assessing the toll of civil war on a nation's psyche, Lacote too often mistakes listlessness for lyricism, and his treatment of its protagonist's story in heavily symbolic terms tends to short-circuit emotional investment over the long haul.
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and Kristen Wiig are among the array...

    Review: 'Calvary' ★★★

    Review: 'Calvary' ★★&#9733
    Scene: a confessional, somewhere in Ireland. The camera stays on Father James while an unseen male, the victim of clergy abuse long ago, speaks in seething tones about having "tasted semen" at a terrifyingly young age. Well, says the momentarily stunned...

    Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'

    Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'
    When Brendan Gleeson was not quite 7, a Catholic boy growing up in Dublin, he had it all figured out. "One of the teachings was that you reached the age of reason at 7, I think. Something like that. Up till then you were still a child and you couldn't...

    2013 Fall Movie Preview complete list

    2013 Fall Movie Preview complete list
    The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...