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  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Equalizer'

    Denzel Washington balances the scales of justice -- and challenges Liam Neeson for a slice of the middle-aged action-hero pie -- in "The Equalizer," an ultraviolent update of the 1985-89 CBS drama series that featured Edward Woodward as a former government agent turned pro-bono avenging angel. But in making the leap from small screen to large, and from pre-Giuliani New York to post-recession Boston, director Antoine Fuqua and writer Richard Wenk ("16 Blocks") have also traded the series' elemental underdog appeal for. Ponderously overlong and not even half as much fun as it should have been, "The Equalizer" still gets a lot of mileage out of Washington's unassailable star presence, which should translate to solid if not spectacular returns upon the pic's Sept. 26 release.
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Escobar: Paradise Lost'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A Canadian surfer finds himself in the deadliest closeout of his life -- on dry land -- in "Escobar: Paradise Lost," which imagines that downfall of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (played by Benicio Del Toro) as seen...

    Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' drives New Yorkers wild

    "IT'S LIKE a big Italian wedding here tonight!" That's what actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio exclaimed at the premiere of Clint Eastwood's screen version of Broadway's "Jersey Boys." Indeed, inside the Paris Theater there was a more than the...

    Film Review: 'Noah'

    Having made movies about obsessive characters looking for God -- or something like Him -- in the numerology of the Kabbalah ("Pi"), at the end of a heroin needle ("Requiem for a Dream"), and in the outer reaches of the galaxy ("The Fountain"), surely it...

    Actress Jean Kent, Who Starred Alongside Marilyn Monroe, Dies

    LONDON -- Jean Kent, one of the biggest British film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 92. Kent was injured in a fall at her home in Suffolk, England, on Thursday, and died in hospital in Bury St. Edmunds on Friday. She rose to fame...