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Writer-director Noah Baumbach became a darling of the indie cinema world a decade ago with the release of the art house hit “The Squid and the Whale.” That and his follow-ups – “Margot at the Wedding,” “Greenberg,” and “Frances Ha” gave Baumbach a reputation for making small, personal films that delve into recognizable and both comfortable and uncomfortable areas of the human condition. His films are packed with solid actors who...

Posted Mar 20, 2015 at 2:01 AM

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Updated Mar 18, 2015 at 11:44 AM

With the buzz from the 2015 Oscar films fading, it’s time to turn the focus to the new season ahead. Some movies with great potential are coming to theaters this spring. There’s something for every genre, whether you’re into...

Posted Mar 13, 2015 at 2:01 AM

You probably wouldn’t know their names or their faces. But if you listened to Top-40 radio in the’60s, or tune in Oldies radio now, you’re sure familiar with their sound. The group of Los Angeles studio musicians who were hired...

Posted Mar 13, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Three questions: Can beloved animated films successfully be adapted into live-action features? Can television actors make the jump to the big screen? Is there such thing as a perfect movie? Yes, yes and yes.

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Although “Insurgent” is the second portion of a trilogy, and the characters in it are continuing the story that began in “Divergent,” part two really is a different kind of animal in many ways. There’s much more...

Updated Mar 9, 2015 at 12:38 PM

Even after a couple of decades of interviewing actors, there’s still often a bit of pop culture shock when you see a movie that features characters doing vicious, heinous things, and shortly after, chat with the actors who played them, but...

Updated Mar 9, 2015 at 12:16 PM

If you’re the sort of person who gets heavily invested in movies and television shows, there are pretty much only two settings: feast and famine. Or more perhaps more precisely, there’s the time of year when everything is out and you...

Updated Mar 6, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Moving tributes to the lifelong voyage of director, poet and famous “Star Trek” actor Leonard Simon Nimoy are flooding our newsfeeds. His persona, Spock, reminds me of why I became a Trekkie long before being “geeky” was...

Posted Mar 6, 2015 at 2:01 AM

For its first 20 minutes or so, it looks like “Chappie” is paying an awful lot of homage to “Robocop” (the original, not the remake). There’s havoc in the city streets, there are robotic cops trying to control it,...

Posted Feb 27, 2015 at 2:01 AM

If someone tried to put together a Reviving Dead People film festival, there wouldn’t be enough films in the genre to actually call it a festival. There’s “Frankenstein” (the feat was accomplished via electricity),...

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