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Stories from Movies

Latin fiesta a highlight of Sonoma film fest

Vamos al Cine, or Let’s Go to the Movies, is one of several Sonoma International Film Festival events that help raise money for a number of charitable causes.

SSU filmmakers headed to Cannes

Alex Bretow and Mary-Madison Baldo will show two of their short films at the Cannes International Film Festival in May.

'Fifty Shades' director bows out of franchise

While it is nothing new for directors to exit franchises after the first film, Sam Taylor-Johnson and E L James' fraught on-set relationship was widely reported.

‘Home’ is basic kid stuff

There’s not much in this latest offering from Dreamworks for anyone over the age of 8.

‘Human Capital’ bitter, ironic

The latest from director Paolo Virzi is sleek, elegant.

Creepy ‘It Follows’ stays with you

While the moments of terror are thrilling, at times 'It Follows' seems to be more about the trauma of trusting the wrong person than anything else.

‘Get Hard’ hit-or-miss in dangerous territory

This Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy is a politically incorrect romp that only rarely romps.

‘Antarctica’: What it’s like to live there

What makes this documentary, shot over 10 years, unusual is that it focuses not on wildlife, despite a few requisite scenes of penguins, but on people.

‘Seymour’ smart, engaging

Ethan Hawke's movie about pianist Seymour Bernstein is a moving portrait of a gifted artist.

‘Serena’ missing something

The pairing of two of Hollywood's biggest stars can't save this flat melodrama by Danish director Susanne Bier.

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