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Stories from Movies

'What We Do in the Shadows' is messy, but funny

The vampires in this mockumentary are symbolic of something else altogether: epic unkemptness.

Romance falls flat in ‘Focus’

Chemistry, or the lack of it, burns a big hole in this supposedly romantic, unconvincingly tense, feebly comical caper.

Moore shines in 'Maps to the Stars'

Julianne Moore received a Golden Globe nomination for her excellent work playing Havana Segrand, a washed-up actress following in the footsteps of her mother.

‘Lazarus Effect’ lean, mean

“The Lazarus Effect” is what happens when hip, smart actors commit themselves to a horror movie, body and soul.

Kendrick fine in ‘Last Five Years’

'The Last Five Years' to a very funny, deeply affecting portrait of love lost and found.

Pee Wee Herman's next big adventure headed to Netflix

The online video company says it will debut a new film featuring Paul Reubens as the bow tie-clad character from stage, TV and film.

Academy acknowledges Rivers' absence from memorial

Joan Rivers was not well-known for her film work, but she made a regular sideline out of her snarky critiques of red-carpet fashion.

'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

Sunday's Academy Awards elegantly shifted the tone of the season from a fixation on snubs to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy.

Costner makes ‘McFarland’ work

'McFarland, USA' is an earnest feel-good sports dramedy.

‘Hot Tub 2’ a lukewarm repeat through time

The fact that John Cusack turned down a 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' paycheck tells you all you need to know about this half-baked sequel.

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