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Movies / TV

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Oct. 19-25

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Don’t Miss Private Violence — This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors. Presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the film sheds light on the complex, frustrating realities of the abuse women suffer every day at the hands of intimate partners, as well as the difficulties of prosecuting the cases and why it isn’t always easy for victims to …

‘Best of Me’ — More Treacle From Nicholas Sparks

Saturday, October 18, 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 17 and younger admitted. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, …

A Perfect Kindness

Friday, October 17, 2014

E ldonna Edwards , the protagonist of the documentary Perfect Strangers , lives in San Luis Obispo, California, which is not only the happiest town in the U.S., but one of the friendliest — at least according to news reports that pick up on this kind of state-of-the-nation data. In her 50s, Edwards, …

‘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 …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Don’t Miss Houdini — “Fear is how I know I’m alive,” the title character of this two-part miniseries says as he explains what motivated him to spend his life defying death. Oscar winner Adrien Brody stars as the escape artist who rose from humble circus sideshows to become …

‘Boyhood’ Has Little Action, But Offers Deep Storytelling

Saturday, August 30, 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 …

Jolie, Pitt Make It Official

Friday, August 29, 2014

New York — The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood’s reigning royal couple, have tied the knot. Despite two years of feverish scrutiny, the pair managed to keep one of the world’s most anticipated …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Aug. 24-30

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Don’t Miss The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards — Welcome to television’s game of thrones — minus the gruesome carnage. Late-night funny guy Seth Meyers is our host for the annual gala that celebrates the medium’s artistic achievements while conveniently overlooking the awful fare like Naked Dating. He promises …

Hard-Boiled Vigilantes in ‘Sin City’

Saturday, August 23, 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 …

Heat Got Ya Beat? Tune in to These Chilly Ideas for Summer

Saturday, August 23, 2014

For most of the summer, the shifting polar vortex slid down on the East Coast like an oversized beret. This made for some unusually pleasant summer evenings in a place known for regularly serving up the kind of …