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‘Tombstones’ Stars Liam Neeson

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted. Calvary Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, Calvary reveals itself over …

No Clear Oscar Film Favorite Emerges From Toronto and Telluride Festivals

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two years ago, Toronto International Film Festival audiences fell in love with Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook and loudly cheered all the Canadian references (natives don’t pronounce the second T in Toronto) in Ben Affleck’s crowd-pleasing Argo. Then last year, Gravity dropped jaws and 12 Years a Slave had its gala audience …

Ghosts Haunt Fall Movies

Friday, September 19, 2014

When you go to a film festival, cramming down four movies a day can make it easier to spot patterns than it is when you watch at a more leisurely pace. I will be reporting on some of the trends from the Toronto International Film Festival over the next week or so, starting with the most unexpected: a fifth of the films I …

Brian Wilson Biopic Steals the Show at Toronto Film Festival

Monday, September 15, 2014

Toronto — In recent years, the Toronto International Film Festival has become reliable one-stop shopping for critics, distributors and movie fans eager to sample the year’s best films: Toronto, after all, is where a little Iraq war movie called The Hurt Locker got its start; so did The …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Sept. 14-20

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Don’t Miss The Roosevelts: An Intimate History — The political dynasty that produced two substantial presidents and one extraordinary first lady gets the Ken Burns treatment, and you know what that means: lots of old-time photographs, Meryl Streep voice-overs, and enough George Will to last a lifetime. It’s …

Serious-Minded ‘Calvary’ Sneaks Up on Viewers

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

At 40, ‘Young Frankenstein’ Lives On

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Beverly Hills, Calif. (ap) — Young Frankenstein is pushing 40, but is by no means over the hill. The film’s writer-director Mel Brooks and actresses Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr gathered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Sept. 7-13

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Don’t Miss Boardwalk Empire — The superlative drama series enters its fifth and final season, and we don’t expect it to go quietly. As the first of eight remaining episodes unfolds, the country is struggling with the Great Depression, and the end of Prohibition looms. Nucky Thompson (Steve …

Woody Allen’s Latest Is a Mere Trifle

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than …

‘Quieter’ Festival Still Draws Plenty of Talk

Friday, September 5, 2014

Telluride, Colo. — About 650 people poured out of a theater into a stand of birch trees under a star-filled sky, then started talking, texting and tweeting about Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). The genre-defying film, …

Telluride Offers a First Look

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hanover — During more than 30 years of overseeing the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado and more than 25 of screening six of the festival features at Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center, Bill Pence sometimes felt like The Man Who …

Telluride at Dartmouth 2014 Schedule

Friday, September 5, 2014

Dates, screen times at Spaulding Auditorium Friday, Sept. 19, The Imitation Game, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Wild, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, Mr. Turner, 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, Two Days, One Night, 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, Diplomacy, …

From Page To Screen Can Be A Perilous Journey

Friday, September 5, 2014

Moviegoers are swimming in a sea of book adaptations, as movie studios continue their frantic search for the perfect “pre-sold” properties to gobble up, completely reconfigure and then spit out, in the hopes that fans of the original will flock to the multiplex like millions of dutiful pop-cultural …