Stories from Movies

'Notebook' a chilling look at necessary cruelty

A Hungarian WWII parable about compassionate individuals who must adapt to the harsh reality of war.

'Boxtrolls' spooky and inventive fun

The stop-motion 3D film could be this year's best animation.

Hader, Wiig make 'Skeleton Twins'

The post-'Saturday Night Live' duo are excellent in drama as damaged siblings.

Washington solid in OK ‘Equalizer’

Denzel Washington doesn’t always choose big-screen roles similarly worthy of his unique talent.

‘Maze Runner’ seems familiar (w/video)

Latest in young adult book-to-film franchise following similar structure as Divergent, Hunger Games and the like.

'Eleanor Rigby' dodges soul (w/video)

The story of a struggling couple apears to reach for poignant moments without quite getting there.

‘Tusk’ not scary or funny (w/video)

'Clerks' director misses mark with tongue-in-cheek satire of peril-obsessed podcasters.

‘Love is Strange,’ and a lot more (w/video)

Tragic love story of gay couple plays with the heartstrings.

Cast saves ‘Leave You’ (w/video)

Rich acting brings dimension to dysfunctional family comedy.

Witherspoon, Carradine highlight Wine Country film fest (w/video)

Starting Wednesday, the festival will run at five venues in the Valley of the Moon, presenting some 55 films from all over the world.

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