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Just as history enshrines its heroes, it aggrandizes its villains.The most fearsome perpetrators of evil can become calcified in the horror of their atrocities. It becomes easy to imagine them as … more
At the end of the monsters-versus-robots flick "Pacific Rim," a breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is closed, plugging a hole that allowed hellish creatures to emerge and terrorize the globe. … more
A WRINKLE IN TIME (PG)After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother and her friend to space in order to find him. Visually gorgeous at times but then … more
In "Tomb Raider," which has elements of "Indiana Jones," ''Batman" and even "Tron: Legacy," but with an angsty young woman at the center instead of an angsty young man, Alicia Vikander takes a lot of … more
A CIAMBRAA 14-year-old boy growing up in a Romani community in Calambria, Italy faces some challenging life lessons. In Italian, with English subtitles. 1 hour, 58 minutes. LC A FANTASTIC WOMAN … more
Go ahead, pick your favorite young, villain-vanquishing fantasy heroine. Meg Murry probably came first.Katniss Everdeen? She arrived in 2001. Hermione Granger? That was 1997. Elphaba, the green girl … more
Annette Bening gives Gloria Grahame a nobility rarely shown to faded Hollywood actresses in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," a tender if generic portrait of aged glamour.Based on the 1986 memoir … more
The good news is David Oyelowo is a terrific comedic actor (who knew!).The bad news is that the vehicle for discovery, Nash Edgerton's "Gringo," is a contrived action-comedy that is trying its … more
It's startling how few filmmakers have tried to tackle terrorism with anything beyond a standard procedural account. It's less surprising that one of the few to really grapple with a response is … more
A FANTASTIC WOMAN (R)Marina is a nightclub singer and a waitress. She has a boyfriend, Orlando, who is much older than her, but that matters little. They are clearly smitten with one another and in … more
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