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  • Review: 'Rudderless' a sluggishly paced melodrama

    Review: 'Rudderless' a sluggishly paced melodrama
    For all its noble intentions and loaded emotions, "Rudderless" proves a largely hollow, uninvolving affair. Actor William H. Macy, making his feature directing debut, never quite finds his rhythm here. The result is a sluggishly paced melodrama that...
  • 'Fury' should top 'Gone Girl' at box office this weekend

    'Fury' should top 'Gone Girl' at box office this weekend
    The World War II film "Fury" probably won't tank at the box office this weekend. Brad Pitt's latest action flick is on track to gross up to $30 million, putting it ahead of two-time box-office winner "Gone Girl," according to people who have seen pre-...
  • 'Watchers of the Sky' a powerful warning about genocide

    'Watchers of the Sky' a powerful warning about genocide
    The documentary "Watchers of the Sky" centers on Raphael Lemkin, who coined the word "genocide" and devoted his life to ensuring that the systematic extermination of people would be an international crime. Henryk Sienkiewicz's depiction of the Roman...
  • 'Awake' a vivid glimpse of West's 1st meditation guru

    'Awake' a vivid glimpse of West's 1st meditation guru
    Fittingly enlightening, "Awake: The Life of Yogananda" is a vivid, elegantly assembled portrait of the savvy guru with the cherubic face and penetrating gaze who brought meditation to the West. Although the name Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) may not...
  • 'Young Ones' wastes intriguing dire-future premise

    'Young Ones' wastes intriguing dire-future premise
    Writer-director Jake Paltrow's dystopian potboiler "Young Ones" starts with a lip-licking premise: As a catastrophic global water shortage creates a barren globe, it also spurs a new, wild, untamed West. In this parched, resource-scarce near-future of a...
  • New portrait book 'Art of Discovery' examines celebrity inspiration

    New portrait book 'Art of Discovery' examines celebrity inspiration
    The new book "The Art of Discovery" pairs celebrity portraits with quotes about moments that inspired them as people and artists. The book is by Wire Image co-founder Jeff Vespa. It was designed by Nancy Rouemy, a former art director at the New York...
  • William H. Macy directs the music of 'Rudderless'

    William H. Macy directs the music of 'Rudderless'
    To my surprise, before a May interview with William H. Macy about his big-screen directorial debut “Rudderless,” I was told the veteran actor and newbie filmmaker wouldn’t be able to talk much about the film’s plot. The movie,...
  • Practice makes bloody in 'Whiplash'

    Practice makes bloody in 'Whiplash'
    ***1/2 (out of four) “Humiliate to motivate.” It’s easy to imagine Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a conductor at the country’s top music conservatory, having that kind of bumper sticker on his car (not that anyone drives in...
  • 'Rudderless' favors surprise over intelligence

    'Rudderless' favors surprise over intelligence
    ** (out of four) When “Rudderless” begins with Josh (Miles Heizer of “Parenthood”) unhappily writing music in his dorm room, you could be watching an episode of “Parenthood.” Later, when Josh’s dad Sam (Billy...
  • 'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead' is even nuttier than its predecessor

    'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead' is even nuttier than its predecessor
    *** (out of four) There’s nothing like a well-timed “[Bleep] yeah.” It’s one of many hilarious moments in “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead” and also something fans of its 2009 predecessor about vacationing Norwegians...
  • Review: 'The Green Prince' ★★★

    Review: 'The Green Prince' ★★★
    As readers of spy fiction know, every secret agent has a handler, the person to whom the undercover operative reports. We've read about it in novels by Graham Greene and John le Carre, but how might it work in real life? If the intense and fascinating...