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Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Leave it to Asghar Farhadi to pull back the chador on Iranian society, and do it with style and substance. “Fireworks Wednesday,” the latest from the Iranian wunderkind, was made 10 years ago but plays like new with its timeless scenes of marital strife and all the lying, deceiving and mistrust that go with it.

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 2:01 AM

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” tells the fictionalized true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a brilliant unschooled mathematician whose work changed the field. Let me stop you before you say “A Beautiful Mind” or “The...

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Watching two black cats chasing a kitten might not sound like a recipe for laughs, but in the hands of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele it’s pretty funny. Well, at least most of the time.

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 2:01 AM

You might think you’re good at counting cliches, but you’ll want to bring along a pocket calculator if you want to keep track of them in “Mother’s Day.” This is the third entry in what’s become director...

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Nitpickers could have a field day with this down-home little British import. Along with the main storyline, there are side-plots galore. Some of them aren’t developed or thought through enough, others involve illogical decisions, others would...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Once upon a time in a land of unnecessary sequels there lived a movie that melded “Frozen,” “Game of Thrones” and a dash of “Lord of the Rings” into a beast called “The Huntsman: Winter’s...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 2:01 AM

It’s a coming of age story that’s sweet and funny, with a sadness lingering in the background; the young actors are mostly unknowns; it’s a musical (sorta); the soundtrack features lots of ’80s pop songs (“Town...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 2:01 AM

If you have any doubt that Elvis Presley once visited the White House and wrangled an almost hour-long visit with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, go to Google, type “Elvis Nixon photo,” and the truth, in all of its...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 2:01 AM

“Green Room” is not a sequel to writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s previous film “Blue Ruin.” The former was a bloody thriller about an inept fellow’s attempt to get revenge on his parents’ killer.

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 10:55 AM

True to its title “Miles Ahead” is miles ahead of most music biopics. Like last week’s Chet Baker profile, “Born to Be Blue,” it ditches the tried-and-blah template in favor of a fudge-the-facts approach in telling...

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Remaking a movie as beloved as “The Jungle Book” is a risky endeavor. But Jon “Iron Man” Favreau proves emphatically there’s no bungle in his “Jungle” — just laughs, tears and overwhelming...

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