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You'll laugh, for sure, when Hart 'explains'

You'll laugh, for sure, when Hart 'explains'

Kevin Hart throws jokes like he's working a speed bag.

July 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Shadow Dancer" awash with many levels of deceit

'Shadow Dancer" awash with many levels of deceit

A knotted drama of terrorism and double agentry set in Belfast in the early 1990s, "Shadow Dancer" boasts a fiercely focused performance from …

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Kon-Tiki' recounts incredible journey

'Kon-Tiki' recounts incredible journey

"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and…

June 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Frances Ha' charms in its honest nature

'Frances Ha' charms in its honest nature

LOS ANGELES - Effortless and effervescent, "Frances Ha" is a small miracle of a movie - honest and funny with an aim that's true. It's both a …

May 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Despite oh-wow animation, 'Epic' doesn't match its title

Despite oh-wow animation, 'Epic' doesn't match its title

Derivative as all get out and plainly concocted by a committee, "Epic" is a children's animated film that is more entertaining and emotional t…

May 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Kon-Tiki,' this time in English, recounts incredible journey

'Kon-Tiki,' this time in English, recounts incredible journey

"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and…

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Spirited lark 'Angels Share' keeps you rooting to end

Spirited lark 'Angels Share' keeps you rooting to end

You'll have to wait until it ends to see whether crime pays in Ken Loach's spirited caper "The Angels' Share." But it's a testament to the vet…

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Wrong' doesn't feel right

'Wrong' doesn't feel right

Quentin Dupieux's "Rubber" remains one of the most ridiculously inventive movies of recent years, an alternate universe horror film about a ti…

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Erased' never sketches in decent villain for Eckhart

Just once, it'd be nice if the couple fleeing from a trigger-happy hit man through, say, a crowded hospital, would yell out - "Run for your li…

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Provocative 'Simon Killer' taps darkness

Provocative 'Simon Killer' taps darkness

"Simon Killer" is an amoral tale, and a cautionary one, that reminded me my mama was right when she said "Never talk to strangers" and "Looks …

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

The student, teacher become chillingly obsessed with family

The student, teacher become chillingly obsessed with family

The teacher is a veteran of the French school system, not burnt out but resigned to the mediocrity of each new crop of high school sophomores.…

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Tech is tool of alienation in well-acted 'Disconnect'

Tech is tool of alienation in well-acted 'Disconnect'

We unplug our phone from the charger, pop in our ear buds and go out to seize the day. We text compulsively, post on Facebook obsessively, and…

May 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'The Big Wedding': Unhappily ever after

"Marriage is like a phone call late at night," Robert De Niro says, in dulcet voice-over mode, at the outset of "The Big Wedding." "First come…

April 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Actine fine in "The Company You Keep"; ages don't add up

Actine fine in "The Company You Keep"; ages don't add up

Robert Redford delivers one last lecture on '60s idealism and passes another baton to Shia LaBeouf in "The Company You Keep," an engrossing th…

April 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Southern melodrama 'Mud' revels in authentic milieu

Southern melodrama 'Mud' revels in authentic milieu

The cinema's leading purveyor of Southern Gothic, Jeff Nichols, hands Matthew McConaughey his latest tour de force turn in "Mud," a down and d…

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Imagery emphasized over plot in 'Wonder'

Neil (Ben Affleck) and Marina (Olga Kurylenko) fall in love in France, commit to staying together and settle into life in Oklahoma with her yo…

April 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Arthur Newman': First things Firth

Colin Firth has the uncanny ability to play both king and commoner with the same compassion, dignity and reverence. Whether it was his lovesic…

April 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'The Sapphires' treads lightly on plot but sparkles with fun

'The Sapphires' treads lightly on plot but sparkles with fun

Among the many ways that Australia's history mirrors our own is that both nations sent native peoples to reservations and sent soldiers to fig…

April 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Fierce Green Fire' a film barometer of 50 years of ecological gains, challenges

'Fierce Green Fire' a film barometer of 50 years of ecological gains, challenges

A kind of crash course in 50-plus years of environmentalism, the documentary "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet," adapted fr…

April 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Gatekeepers' forces Shin Bet chiefs to face Israel's divisions

'Gatekeepers' forces Shin Bet chiefs to face Israel's divisions

The Oscar-nominated documentary "The Gatekeepers" is built around interviews with the last six chiefs of the Israeli intelligence service, Shi…

March 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Half-baked mind games mar movie version of 'The Host'

Half-baked mind games mar movie version of 'The Host'

Hollywood has always shown a fondness for adapting books - whether they be classic, contemporary or comic - into movies. Not only does this pr…

March 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Film aims for jugular of warming deniers

Seven years after "An Inconvenient Truth," what has changed in the world's efforts to come to grips with global warming? The scientific consen…

March 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Divided theme hurts 'Admission'

Divided theme hurts 'Admission'

Tina Fey makes funny TV shows, funny movies and funny books.

March 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'War Witch' captivates in unexpected ways

'War Witch' captivates in unexpected ways

LOS ANGELES - The powerful things we expect from "War Witch" are as advertised, but what we don't expect is even better.

March 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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