Stories from Movies

Horror flick ‘Vatican Tapes’ not scary

An entry into the demonic possession horror sub-genre, “The Exorcist” this is not — it’s the shoddy, worn-down VHS replica.

Horrors of ‘Cartel Land’

Directed by Matthew Heineman, Cartel Land offers a chilling glimpse into a world of violence and vigilantism.

‘Gemma Bovery’ falls flat

This bilingual dramedy is a reimagining of Gustave Flaubert’s 1857 love-hate classic “Madame Bovary,” brought up to date in the present and repopulated with characters moved to Normandy from London.

‘Pixels’: Game over for Sandler?

Building an entire film around Adam Sandler’s tired comedy may have been a mistake.

‘Southpaw’ a tale of redemption

If you’ve ever wondered what might have happened to the biblical Job if had a strong left hook, “Southpaw” may be the film for you.

‘Paper Towns’ hits the right notes

Adapted from a novel by ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ writer John Green, the movie about high school life seems cut from the same cloth as a John Hughes film.

McKellen plays ‘Holmes’ like you’ve never seen him

Ian McKellen's Sherlock Holmes is a man of growing frailties, gently portrayed.

Schumer, Hader shine in 'Trainwreck'

'Trainwreck' is just good fun, and a lot of it at that.

Marvel's 'Ant-Man' is smaller but still not fun size

Marvel's latest fails to stay true to its hero's more modest stature.

New film documents friendship of Dass, Leary

The movie centers on a 1995 meeting at the drug guru's home.

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