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  • Re-invigorated Witherspoon helps bring 'Wild' to emotional heights

    Adapted by Nick Hornby from Cheryl Strayed's introspective memoir, "Wild" could have become a dull recap of a grieving woman's ill-advised trek along the Pacific Crest Trail. Luckily, director Jean-Marc Vallée ("Dallas Buyers Club") helps show the world a tougher and more thoughtful side of Reese Witherspoon (as Strayed), and injects the story with poignant flashbacks to give the film momentum and emotional heft.
  • Directors & Their Troops: Jean-Marc Vallee on His 'Wild' Bunch

    Jean-Marc Vallee wanted "Wild" to reflect Cheryl Strayed's book: not "pretty" but raw and real. "And how were we going to get this film as emotional as the book? I was scared. The book is so beautiful, with too many details for a two-hour film. We...

    'Wild' made smooth trip to big screen

    In November 2011, Cheryl Strayed's memoir "Wild" was months away from arriving on bookstore shelves and entering bestseller lists the first week of its release. But for movie producers, the book was already a hot property. Bill Pohlad, the Minneapolis...

    A look at this month's upcoming movies

    December can be a delightful month for movie lovers, because it often brings the best of both worlds — mainstream blockbuster hits that will pack multiplexes, and smaller films with outstanding performances that are arriving in time for Academy...

    Oscar race is crowded for best picture, screenplay

    It's the most wonderful time of the year with critics' prizes and best-ofs bestowing a bounty of gifts on this year's Oscar contenders. What movies are closing in on a best picture nomination? A look at that race and the contests for original and...