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Stories from Movies

Mendocino Film Fest launches Seabiscuit film series

The festival will launch the inaugural Seabiscuit Legacy Film Series on May 31 at the Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, where Seabiscuit lived out his final years.

‘Lambert & Stamp’ tells of the Who’s creation

Documentary restores Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp to their rightful place as the Who’s fifth and sixth members.

‘100-Year-Old Man’ an explosive comedy

'The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared' tosses the rules out the window.

‘Slow West,’ slow and action packed

Meandering, deliberate and tearless gunslinger film full of action and emotion-filled moments.

‘Good Kill’ targets human costs of drone warfare

Repeated, suffocating scenes of remote warfare make you acutely aware of the soul-draining despair felt by its pilot protagonist.

'Aloft' sinks like a stone

Film features a top flight cast and an air of mystery, which apparently adds up to a glum sci-fi dystopia.

‘Tomorrowland’ falls short of its promise

Film on the future is Brad Bird’s complaint against the dystopia that is modern culture.

Cannes Film Fest steps into trouble with high-heels dress code

CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its strict dress code after women not wearing high heels were turned away from a premiere.

‘Pitch Perfect’ novelty gone with sequel

The”Glee!” phenomenon, with its four-part harmony covers of pop hits, has run its course.

New ‘Mad Max’ is a blast

George Miller revisits his most famous franchise in a breathless blast of prophecy that may lack the grace notes and serio-comic humanity of “The Road Warrior.”

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