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Stories from Movies

‘Marguerite’ strangely wry, moving

“Marguerite” isn’t a comedy so much as a love story. True love, it seems, isn’t just blind; it must be deaf, too.

‘Papa: Hemingway in Cuba’ a dud

Played by Adrian Sparks in a style better suited for dinner theater, Hemingway comes across as a complete cypher.

‘Dough’ mostly a recipe of old ideas

Simplistic, stale and sitcom-ish, “Dough” follows a cranky Jewish baker who rises above prejudice to bond with a Muslim immigrant he has hired.

‘Mother’s Day’ aims to ruin another holiday

It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays.

‘Sold’: Sometimes good intentions not enough

Every film has good intentions, and all filmmakers want their work to reach an audience. But no film should get a pass simply because its intentions are noble.

‘Elvis & Nixon’ revisits bizarre piece of pop-political ephemera

The film comes across as a wispy, 'Mad Men'—like period piece awash in the era’s funkiest R&B tunes, faded color schemes and kitschy material details.

'Miles Ahead' a breathtaking bio of jazz great

Don Cheadle plays Miles Davis as a man who could improvise a unique sound because he sensed notes we don’t expect from music.

‘Winding Stream’ tells story of country’s Carter and Cash

This jam-packed oral history of the Carter and Cash families weaves the voices of prominent musicians with those of family members past and present.

Hanks classic in 'Hologram'

Just like Tom Hanks, 'A Hologram for the King' is amazingly likable.

Was another ‘Huntsman’ really necessary?

Mirror, mirror, on the wall — did anyone ask for this sequel at all?

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