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'Overnight’ more than just a sex comedy

The jangly looseness of ‘The Overnight’ provides a welcome tonic to the summer blockbusters surrounding it.

Love and war unfair in ‘Testament of Youth’

Alicia Vikander shows fine performance as nascent feminist turned pacifist during World War I.

‘Terminator Genisys’ old and messy

Thirty-one years and counting, and the Terminators keep rolling off the assembly line like new iPhones.

‘Magic Mike XXL’ comes up short

The sequel to the original stripper-with-a-heart movie fails to deliver.

‘Dying Girl’ affecting, inspiring

There’s an air of precocious genius around 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' which despite its glum title is an inspired existential comedy.

Del Toro shines in ‘Escobar’

The fictionalized story of late Colombian drug lord Escobar portrays artful tension, particularly because of Benicio Del Toro’s portrayal.

Grateful Dead tickets once high, now some go cheap  

The band's farewell tour hits Santa Clara this weekend.

‘Ted 2’ more of the same

Seth McFarlane’s one-joke comedy about a pot-smoking teddy bear wears thin throughout the two hour film.

‘Inside Out’ smart joy ride

“Inside Out,” the latest Pixar punch to the heart, navigates the labyrinth of a young girl’s mind in an antic, candy-colored romp through childhood memory to arrive, finally, gloriously, at epiphany.

‘Wolfpack’ strange, frustrating

The Learning Channel must be kicking itself over not discovering “The Wolfpack” before filmmaker Crystal Moselle did.

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