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  • 'The Way Back'

    'The Way Back'
    The throes of winter might not have been the best time to ask moviegoers to sample a drama set in a Siberian gulag, but now that the season has changed, viewers might be more ready to embrace director-screenwriter Peter Weir's ("Witness") film.
  • The films of 2011 — a pretty complete list

    Dates are changing, studios are firming up release plans, figuring out what will actually be finished in time for this or that target date, in some cases. Films will be picked up at Sundance and find their way into theaters. Documentaries will find a...

    Weir and Sturgess enjoy the challenge of ‘The Way Back’

    The director Peter Weir begins the conversation by stating the obvious. “I am drawn to big, difficult things that can hold my attention for two or three years. Outdoors, sure. Big cast? If I can get one. Distant locations? Certainly.” He’s

    Movie Review: The Way Back

    Peter Weir's “The Way Back” is an entertaining old-fashioned prison escape movie with a touch of the epic about it. The novelty in this “Great Escape” is that the prisoners — soldiers and political prisoners — are on...

    Weekend reviews, ‘Way Back’ widely endorsed, ‘No Strings’ more mixed

    Decent overall reviews for two pretty good films opening wide this weekend. I'm a Peter Weir fan from way back, and while “The Way Back” isn't one of his very best, it's epic, involving and the kind of quest tale I really go for. Most...