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A career criminal who robbed banks long after other thieves were out of the game — his last arrest came just short of his 79th birthday — Forrest Tucker had one thing going for him: movie … more
Ryan Gosling can play it serious ("Blue Valentine"), funny ("The Nice Guys"), suave ("Crazy, Stupid, Love."), enigmatic ("The Place Beyond the Pines") and, of course, he can sing and dance ("La La Land"). more
No other rip-roaring Western comes to mind that begins with a nighttime gunfight out in the prairie, where the sounds are loud and the flashes of light are bright, and it's impossible to tell what's going on. more
Am I asking too much of "Night School"? It's no big thing, this new movie starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, and nobody's expecting ... more
It's not unkind to say that after a look and a listen to John C. Reilly, most folks would think he's not your typical Hollywood leading man. His voice is a little too-high-pitched, and his face is... … more
"Little Women," Louisa May Alcott's tale of sisterhood and hardship, is a much beloved story female filmmakers have embraced often over the years.  more
In the magical adventure "The House with the Clock in Its Walls," the titular dwelling is the most alive and compelling character in the movie. Just the sight of the spooky Queen Anne-style home — … more
There's never been an article in the title of a Predator film. Only "Predator," "Predator 2," and "Predators." (Sorry, the silly mashups with the Alien movies don't count.) more
Are the secret lives of suburban women really as exciting as seen in "Gone Girl" and "The Girl on the Train"? And in their TV counterparts, "Desperate Housewives" and "Big Little Lies"? more
Richard Wershe Jr., infamously known as "White Boy Rick," is the longest serving non-violent juvenile drug offender in the history of Michigan. more
Talk, talk, talkity-talk ... that's all that's going down in "Life Itself," the contrived melodrama from Dan Fogelman, the writer and creator of NBC's weekly ugly cry fest "This Is Us." more
Chances are you've never heard of Michael David Fuller or his stage persona, Blaze Foley. But Ethan Hawke thinks you should. more
British actress Keira Knightly has been all over the place in film roles. She did some swashbuckling in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise ... more
Hollywood can't seem to bury the hatchet on Lizzie Borden. Every year, there seems to be some sort of movie or TV show revisiting the most notorious murder case  ... more
Sometimes working as a director, others as a writer, on a few occasions as both, Chris Weitz has been involved with movies his whole life, sometimes with his older brother Paul, others on his own. … more
My youth was filled with songs about rainbows and what's on the other side. Frogs weren't gross, and pigs always got what they wanted — especially when it came to their man. Ah, it was a happy time … more
It’s not a very good title, but it’s a beautifully made film, and is one of those rare pieces of commercial cinema that works equally well for all ages.Set 20,000 years ago in the then-mostly … more
Dating has been the topic of many films throughout history — the classic tale of the man or woman who isn't quite good enough for the rest of the family has been repeated with some decent success. … more
Six months ago, I wrote a middling review of “Black Panther,” for which I’m still getting grief from readers. Allow me a moment to put that discussion to rest, then move on. “Black Panther” … more
Summer movie season can be a whole heck of a lot of fun. As filmgoers, we are treated to the biggest stars, the biggest explosions and the most fun — sometimes all in the same movie. "The Meg" from … more
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