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  • ‘Exodus’: Moses is back, bearing tablets and strange accents


    • Dec 15, 2014

    Longer than the average Hollywood feature film and shorter than the average Passover Seder, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” tells the well-known story of how Moses led the enslaved Israelites out of bondage in Egypt. The timing of the movie’s release — a few days before Hanukkah — may be a

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  • 'Mockingjay: Part 1': A sidelined Katniss makes for a mostly action-free movie


    • Nov 20, 2014

    “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” ended with Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen shooting a well-timed arrow at the sky and taking down the Hunger Games arena, giving Panem’s rebel forces a unique opening against the totalitarian Capitol. It was a potent symbolic victory not unlike Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death

  • A neighbor from hell could be a saint in disguise


    • Oct 17, 2014

    Can the next-door neighbor from hell be a saint in disguise? When a Hollywood comedy pairs a dissolute, misanthropic curmudgeon with a cute young kid, you expect a story of redemption — particularly when the movie is called “St. Vincent,” and the curmudgeon’s name is Vincent. When the curmudgeon is

  • ‘The Song’ has weak echoes of Solomon


    • Sep 26, 2014

    “I was born the son of a king,” sings the protagonist of “The Song” in an early scene — one of the more explicit moments of self-awareness regarding the story’s biblical echoes. A faith-based romantic drama with a country music milieu, “The Song” — which opens in theaters today —

  • ‘Calvary’ is an unblinking, unforgettable film


    • Sep 12, 2014

    “Calvary” is the kind of film that leaves a theater silent at the final credits. It’s not the silence of boredom or a morgue, but the silence of people collecting their emotions in order to breathe again. Friends who’ve seen the film, some of them already two or three times,

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