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This photo provided by courtesy of the Sundance Film Institute shows, Jesse Eisenberg, left as David Lipsky, and Jason Segel, as David Foster Wallace, in a scene from the film, "The End of the Tour," directed by James Ponsoldt. The movie premieres at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Sundance Film Institute, Jakob Ihre)

Sundance Sees A Generational Shift in Subject

Monday, January 26, 2015

In its 31-year history, the Sundance Film Festival has often showcased movies by some of the country’s most maverick personalities. But as the prestigious gathering enters its busy opening weekend, there may have never been so many of the iconoclasts themselves up on the screen. What’s more, many of these subjects and themes come not from the Midnight Cowboy era …

Movie Review: ‘Foxcatcher’ Warns of the Snares of Money and Privilege

Monday, January 26, 2015

A bleak, mid­wintery gloom suffuses Foxcatcher, a dramatized version of the lurid real-life murder of champion wrestler Dave Schultz at the hands of the late John E. du Pont in 1996. As refracted through the chilly, superbly controlled lens of director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball), the otherwise tawdry tale of ambition, self­deception and …

Capsule Reviews: ‘Strange Magic’ Adapts Shakespeare

Monday, January 26, 2015

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 …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Don’t Miss Peter Pan Live — You’ll want to set your sights on Neverland during this bold new television adaptation of the classic stage musical about a boy who just refuses to grow up. Allison Williams ( Girls ) takes on the high-flying title role, while Christopher Walken …

Holy DVD! It’s ‘Batman’

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Adam West knew going into the 1960s TV series Batman there was a good chance he would be typecast. Once you’ve played a costumed crimefighter on a camp comedy, it’s hard to be taken seriously for dramatic roles. Despite the super efforts West had to make to shake …

Capsule Reviews of Current Releases at Upper Valley Theaters

Saturday, November 29, 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 …

Redmayne Challenged To Portray Hawking

Friday, November 28, 2014

Toronto — At age 32, Eddie Redmayne is still boyish, with freckles not always visible on screen, a generous head of hair, a wardrobe that includes both a black leather jacket and Converse sneakers, and a humility about …

Tracking Sabra Field: Filmmaker Documents East Barnard Artist and Her Work

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hanover — In the upcoming documentary about her life and work, printmaker Sabra Field describes the at-first difficult decision to remove a herd of Angus cattle from one of her iconic scenes of a green Vermont hillside. After …

There’s Nothing Personal, but Katie Holmes Is All Business

Friday, November 28, 2014

“This is going to make us cry, isn’t it?” Katie Holmes asked me. We were sitting in a screening room on the Sony lot, waiting for the movie Foxcatcher to start. She’d rushed into the near-empty theater a few minutes late, an overstuffed purse slung over her shoulder. …

‘Star Wars’ Episode Trailer to Debut Over Holiday Weekend

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Los Angeles — The longest lines outside theaters this Thanksgiving weekend may be for the new Star Wars trailer that exhibitors will show in some locations. Director J.J. Abrams confirmed the Nov. 28 release plans on Twitter Monday. Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc. …

Documentary Explores Life of Kurt Cobain

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New York — Kurt Cobain is the focus of a new documentary that probes the life and untimely death of the Nirvana singer-guitarist. It will be released in theaters next year and air exclusively on HBO, the network …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Nov. 23-29

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Don’t Miss The 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — Marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns, celebrities and giant balloons that, thankfully, are way more bloated than our bellies. The holiday spectacle returns in all its festive glory as the three-headed Today show crew — Matt Lauer, Al Roker and …

‘Book of Life’ Survives On Valley’s Movie Screens

Friday, November 21, 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 …