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  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AMERICAN SNIPER. 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences with Kyle returning stateside are diminished by textbook scenarios of family dysfunction and discord. 2 hrs. 12 R (violence, profanity, adult themes) Steven Rea
  • 2 years of classes helped Timothy Spall capture J.M.W. Turner's genius

    TORONTO It's not unusual for an actor to learn a new skill or how to mimic one in service of a role. Jennifer Lawrence took archery lessons for "The Hunger Games," Josh Brolin perfected peach pies for "Labor Day" and Chadwick Boseman mastered James Brown'...

    On road to the Oscars, director-actor partnerships make their mark

    As the adage goes, directing is 90% casting, so it would follow that an equally high percentage of directors make it easier on themselves by casting the same actors again and again. This season, 100% of those re-collaborations have resulted in stellar...

    British academy awards hand trophies to 'Boyhood,' Redmayne and 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Slow-cooked coming-of-age tale "Boyhood" took the best film and director trophies at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, while Wes Anderson's candy-colored comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the biggest haul of prizes, with five. Both are...

    Oscars: What diversity problem?

    Oscars: What diversity problem?
    UPDATED: The Academy Awards nominations are ridiculed year after year, but the voting is not a quota system. So the controversy over the lack of diversity in acting nominees this year is fascinating. One critic on Friday morning carped that the nominees...