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  • Composers have their time in spotlight

    Composers have their time in spotlight
    It's the time in a movie when most audience members take their attention off the screen — when they begin talking, checking their phones and shuffling out of the darkness.
  • Lana Del Rey's Updated Classic Helps Build Buzz for 'Maleficent'

    A 90-second trailer for "Maleficent" -- Disney's film starring Angelina Jolie as Sleeping Beauty's beguiling nemesis -- aired during the Grammys on Jan. 26, set to Lana Del Rey's subversive cover of the classic "Once Upon a Dream." The trailer has since...

    Film Review: 'Maleficent'

    Now almost midway through the year, 2014 seems unlikely to produce many more visually arresting, brilliantly designed, stoned-college-kid-friendly pieces of eye candy than Disney's "Maleficent." As for its revisionist take on the travails of the iconic...

    Review: 'Maleficent' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Maleficent' ★&#9733 1/2
    The formula works. It worked with "Wicked" on stage and it worked with "Frozen" on film — tilting the storytelling prism so that a new angle on a well-known fairy tale appears in the light. The strategy depends on humanizing characters formerly...

    Angelina Jolie is wickedly good in the not-quite-classic 'Maleficent'

    In re-imagining the infamous evil queen who curses an innocent girl, "Maleficent" is very much a cautionary tale for modern times. It essentially begs the question — are you sure it was the shrew that needed taming? It stars a wickedly good...