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The first movie completely shot on Go-Pro

“Hardcore Henry” is a front-row type of film. It should be seen and experienced in a theater.

Superior cast reveals truth: No one is unscathed by war

Superior cast reveals truth: No one is unscathed by war

How many phone calls does it take to justify writing off an innocent young girl in Kenya as a collateral damage in a war on terror? How many government officials need to clear her potential death?

Mad singer Dumont’s story captures  post-WWI France

Mad singer Dumont’s story captures post-WWI France

Baroness Marguerite Dumont, the heroine of French writer-director Xavier Giannoli’s wonderfully loopy satire “Marguerite,” is quite literally mad for opera.

Darkness of Hank Williams’ life overshadows light

Darkness of Hank Williams’ life overshadows light

Hank Williams, the great tragic genius of country music, wrote some of the most memorable American popular songs before dying in 1953 in the back seat of his powder-blue Cadillac.

Patty Duke, child star turned Oscar winner, dies at 69

Patty Duke, child star turned Oscar winner, dies at 69

Patty Duke, an Oscar-winning actress and mental-health advocate, died on Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was 69.

Netflix is coming for your kids

Netflix is coming for your kids

The big-business battle for kids' distracted attention spans has never been more competitive - or eye-poppingly lucrative - and Netflix has aggressively angled to use its data-driven insights to make programs kids don't want to turn off.

'Batman v Superman' nabs box-office record for best pre-summer debut

'Batman v Superman' nabs box-office record for best pre-summer debut

In the cinematic battle between two of the world's greatest superheroes, the true winner is Warner Bros., whose "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" now holds the record for largest pre-summer debut. Grossing a whopping estimated $170.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, the film bests the former record holder, 2012's "The Hunger Games," which had a $152.2 million March opening.

Folk legend Joan Baez draws reverent crowd

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Folk legend Joan Baez draws reverent crowd

You could have heard a pin drop all night before she started each song.

Wandering takes film star (and audience) nowhere

Wandering takes film star (and audience) nowhere

Is there a filmmaker more focused on creating eccentric personal tone poems than Terrence Malick?

‘Greek Wedding’ sequel nothing to celebrate

‘Greek Wedding’ sequel nothing to celebrate

Back in 2002, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” became a bona fide cultural phenomenon, a romantic comedy that mined the cultural specificities of the Greek heritage of unknown writer and star Nia Vardalos.

Superheroes struggle to little avail in dull 'Batman v. Superman'

Superheroes struggle to little avail in dull 'Batman v. Superman'

Did you ever think you’d long for the horrible puns and scenery chewing of the campy ’90s Batman movies? For Keaton, Kilmer, or even Clooney to fill out the Batsuit?

‘Batman v Superman,’ dawn of a franchise

‘Batman v Superman,’ dawn of a franchise

Two of the most famous good guys in pop culture can’t really be enemies, can they?

Hollywood divided over movie streaming service

The Screening Room, which Variety thrust into the spotlight in an exclusive report on March 9, wants consumers to pay $150 for a living-room device (yes, another one) that can be used to rent mass-appeal movies (for $50 each, for 48 hours) on the same day they arrive in theaters. Parker and Akkaraju would first need studios to agree to provide the movies, however.

Much of last installment of ‘Divergent’ series runs on autopilot

Much of last installment of ‘Divergent’ series runs on autopilot

As we learned with “Harry Potter,” and then with “Twilight,” and then with “The Hunger Games,” and now with “Divergent,” the rule is this: The last book in the series gets whacked in two, and then you’re given the precious gift of two movies where there’s barely enough narrative glue for one.

Japanese film ‘Only Yesterday’ a delicate beauty

Japanese film ‘Only Yesterday’ a delicate beauty

Intimate and somehow magical, “Only Yesterday” is a classic of Japanese animation, made 25 years ago but never before released in this country.

Quirky 'Doris' reveals the power of decency toward the vulnerable

The film firmly has its heart in the right place.

Foul-mouthed ‘The Bronze’ doesn’t even try for gold

“The Bronze” is one of those faux-naughty comedies that simply doesn’t have the courage of its lack of convictions.

True story reveals that miracles come in small, daily events

While this film is centered on Christian-based faith, it argues for the powers of miracles that are of the more terrestrial and quotidian.

Harrison Ford to return in new Indiana Jones movie

Harrison Ford to return in new Indiana Jones movie

Harrison Ford will return as Indian Jones in the summer of 2019, the Walt Disney Company announced today.

‘Trapped’ looks at impact of restrictive abortion laws

‘Trapped’ looks at impact of restrictive abortion laws

“Trapped,” Dawn Porter’s sobering, gracefully constructed documentary about the tide of laws restricting abortion that have swept the country, couldn’t arrive at a more timely moment.

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