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  • Visual effects artist's Hollywood path began in Albania, with detour in Kosovo

    Visual effects artist's Hollywood path began in Albania, with detour in Kosovo
    Gunfire from a dying war echoed in the distance as Ergin Kuke, who didn't know it at the time but was destined for Hollywood, hustled through a mountain night. Tanks clattered. Paramilitaries roamed. Kuke had spent days translating for journalists. He had...
  • Focus lands women's-rights drama 'Suffragette,' with Mulligan, Streep

    Focus lands women's-rights drama 'Suffragette,' with Mulligan, Streep
    Focus Features is casting its ballot for "Suffragette." Universal Pictures' specialty-film imprint has acquired North American distribution rights from Pathé for the British drama about women fighting for the right to vote in the early 20th century, the...
  • 'Danny Collins' finds Al Pacino in soul-searching artist mode

    'Danny Collins' finds Al Pacino in soul-searching artist mode
    "Kind of based on a true story a little bit." As on-screen titles playfully claim, the eager-to-please directing debut of screenwriter Dan Fogelman was sparked by an intriguing news item: A letter from John Lennon reached a fledgling folk singer decades...
  • Back to just five best picture slots at the Oscars? Bad idea, academy

    Back to just five best picture slots at the Oscars? Bad idea, academy
    Every movie nominated for best picture this year won an Oscar. That makes the rumblings that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences might want to contract the best picture category back to five nominees a bit odd. If voters thought enough of...
  • 'Zombeavers,' about coeds and zombie mutants, is schlocky fun

    'Zombeavers,' about coeds and zombie mutants, is schlocky fun
    "Zombeavers" is the mutant love child of horror specialist Troma, early Peter Jackson, Japanese kaiju flicks and Canadian television sketch comedies — a film that disgusts, terrifies and tickles in equal measure with grotesque creatures and a...
  • '3 Hearts' swoons over a very French love triangle

    '3 Hearts' swoons over a very French love triangle
    With its romantic torment and beaucoup cigarettes, "3 Hearts" is a très Gallic affair. As the smoke thickens, the vise tightens around a triangle involving sisters of opposite temperaments, played to agonized perfection by Charlotte Gainsbourg and...
  • 'Tracers' ably moves Taylor Lautner into parkour action

    Imagine the "Fast & Furious" movies minus the wheels and you more or less have "Tracers," an action-crime thriller that swaps souped-up cars for some hardcore parkour with moderately engaging results. Taylor Lautner is well cast as a New York bike...
  • In 'Dreamcatcher,' ex-prostitute tries to help others in trade

    In 'Dreamcatcher,' ex-prostitute tries to help others in trade
    Kim Longinotto's stark documentary "Dreamcatcher" follows the work of advocate-activist Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute who works with women and young girls in schools, prison and on the streets to deter them from the life of sexual...
  • Precious little payoff in laborious 'Earth's Golden Playground'

    Precious little payoff in laborious 'Earth's Golden Playground'
    More than a century after the great Yukon Gold Rush, miners still descending on Canada's Dawson City to stake their claims are the subjects of the painstakingly meticulous documentary "Earth's Golden Playground." Despite that frolicsome-sounding title,...
  • 'Amour Fou,' about a suicide pact, moves at glacial pace

    'Amour Fou,' about a suicide pact, moves at glacial pace
    In the austere German import "Amour Fou," Heinrich von Kleist (Christian Friedel), a Romantic-era poet proclaiming to "suffer not from death but from life," asks upscale married musician Henriette Vogel (Birte Schnoeink) to join him in a double suicide...
  • 'The Gunman' with Sean Penn a misfire that wastes strong cast

    'The Gunman' with Sean Penn a misfire that wastes strong cast
    At one point in "The Gunman," a pack of well-armed assassins is in hot pursuit of Sean Penn's sniper and his beautiful distressed damsel when suddenly she stops, refusing to go one step farther until he explains what the heck is going on. My...