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  • Review: 'Unbroken'

    Review: 'Unbroken'
    Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 nonfiction account "Unbroken" introduced millions to Louis Zamperini, the Italian-American who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and, in World War II, became an Army Air Corps bombardier flying missions over the South Pacific. In 1943 Zamperini was aboard a rickety B-24 aircraft, the "Green Hornet," when it crashed in the water. He and two other survivors, "Phil" Phillips and "Mac" McNamara, survived 33 days on a life raft, contending with Japanese bomber strafings and killer sharks.
  • 'Unbroken' never plants its feet

    'Unbroken' never plants its feet
    2 stars (out of four) I’m never in favor of titles with subtitles (like “Exodus: Gods and Kings”), but I’m especially glad that “Unbroken” isn’t called “Unbroken: The Louis Zamperini Story.” Because,...

    Jolie's 'Unbroken' is in serious need of repair

    Whatever else Angelina Jolie has been doing in her busy personal, professional and activist life, we can be sure she wasn't spending it watching World War II prisoner-of-war movies. "Unbroken," her film of Laura "Seabiscuit" Hillenbrand's book about ex-...

    Nominees for the 2015 Broadcast Film Critics Assn. Critics' Choice Awards

    "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Boyhood" led the nominees of the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards. With 11 and 8 nominations, respectively, they were joined in the best picture category by "Birdman," "Gone Girl,"...

    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...