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Animated ‘Storks’ delivers wacky weirdness

Welcome to the very strange, and strangely moving, world of “Storks.”

Film nearly as dysfunctional as family it depicts

Crises of masculinity abound in John Krasinski’s second directorial effort, “The Hollars.”

'Magnificent Seven' misses the target

'Magnificent Seven' misses the target

It’s an appealing concept — bad guys who can be good, loners who can work together and find camaraderie in a team when it comes to protecting innocents.

Polish director’s horror film evokes legacy of Nazis

Polish director’s horror film evokes legacy of Nazis

“Just a normal wedding,” the mother of the bride sniffs more than halfway through Marcin Wrona’s “Demon.”

Report: Brangelina is breaking up

Report: Brangelina is breaking up

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, according to TMZ.

Stone makes Snowden story a Hollywood thriller

Stone makes Snowden story a Hollywood thriller

“Snowden” opens with the caveat that this is a “dramatization” of events that happened between 2004 and 2013. It’s an important message to keep in mind.

Bridget’s got a new groove: Zellweger character has fresh charm, humor

Bridget’s got a new groove: Zellweger character has fresh charm, humor

What a treat it is to dive back into the cozy world of Bridget Jones, who is the kind of old friend you can pick up with right where it left off, no matter how long it’s been.

Footage is not all that’s shaky about ‘Blair Witch’

Footage is not all that’s shaky about ‘Blair Witch’

It wasn’t a smart script or great acting that made “The Blair Witch Project” a box office sensation in 1999. It was the creative way the movie was put together and promoted.

Ron Howard’s documentary on the Beatles to open at Proctors

Ron Howard’s documentary on the Beatles to open at Proctors

“Eight Days a Week” chronicles the astonishing wild ride the Beatles were on during the first half of their eight-year life as a group, through the height of Beatlemania.

'Sully' soars thanks to Hanks, Eastwood and strong script

'Sully' soars thanks to Hanks, Eastwood and strong script

The film shows the flight and water landing but mostly focuses on the immediate aftermath.

A chameleonic Weisz invigorates the twisty ‘Complete Unknown’

A chameleonic Weisz invigorates the twisty ‘Complete Unknown’

“Complete Unknown” opens with a dazzling series of brief, interconnected flashbacks, quick glimpses of a series of radically different women. But are they so different after all?

An emotionally realistic coming-of-age story

An emotionally realistic coming-of-age story

There is hardly a shortage of buddy movies about mismatched men bonding under duress, but films that chart the emotional weather of everyday male friendship are rare.

'Pines' director's latest: A melodrama without tears

'Pines' director's latest: A melodrama without tears

With “Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond the Pines,” filmmaker Derek Cianfrance has proved that he has a knack for both intimate romantic fables and sweeping family epics that span decades.

Actor Gene Wilder dies at age 83

Actor Gene Wilder dies at age 83

Gene Wilder, an actor whose work with comics Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor made him one of the most popular stars of the 1970s, has died. He was 83.

Strong women take on Wall Street

Strong women take on Wall Street

Wall Street films have traditionally been raucous affairs, featuring bankers, investors, fund managers and traders as hedonistic party boys. If a woman showed up, she’d be there to take shorthand or to strip. Sometimes both.

De Niro, Ramirez do OK with bantamweight script

De Niro, Ramirez do OK with bantamweight script

With “Hands of Stone,” Robert De Niro officially enters his Burgess Meredith-in-“Rocky” phase.

‘Tunnel’ keeps things moving

‘Tunnel’ keeps things moving

Mainstream South Korean cinema contributed the summer’s best action film with “Train to Busan,” a kinetic kick of a zombie thriller that brought new life to the form.

Horror story that’s all too believable

Horror story that’s all too believable

2016 has been a banner year for excellent horror films, which seems at times appropriate, given the horrors of this calendar year — shootings, war, natural disasters, an unprecedented presidential campaign.

A perfect look at first date of future first couple

A perfect look at first date of future first couple

“Politics? Maybe,” so shrugs a young Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) in Richard Tanne’s “Southside with You.”

Hard-hitting Western is far from dusty fantasy

Hard-hitting Western is far from dusty fantasy

In the desolate Texas of “Hell or High Water,” a bank clerk (Dale Dickie) gently sasses the ski-masked robbers with the condescending assessment, “y’all are new at this.”

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