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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Streaming in February: Clever crooks, Regency England, nostalgic visits to NYC by Steve Murray

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Review: “Oh Lucy!” as moving as it is funny; “Loveless” sinks from its unrelenting seriousness by Steve Murray

Standing on the platform of a gray Tokyo train station, 40-something Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima), like many of the other commuters crowded around her, is wearing a sanitary paper mask over he…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Review: “The Square,” “Paris Opera” offer compelling looks at modern art world by Steve Murray

The Square is named after the latest installation at a prominent Stockholm contemporary art museum: a square space mortared into the other stone bricks in the museum’s forecourt. The plaqu…

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Review: Denzel Washington turns “Fences” into a rich feast of simmering hope and lost dreams by Steve Murray

As the teenaged Cory (Jovan Adepo) tries to walk around his father on the porch steps, he says, “You’re in my way -- I gotta get by.” It’s an on-the-nose description of generations o…

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Review: “Little Men” time capsule of youth; “Disappearance” has a wink and a punch by Steve Murray

When his actor father Brian (Greg Kinnear) takes a role in a small New York production of The Seagull, 13-year-old Jake (Theo Taplitz) notes that he’s broken a vow to act only in Broadway …

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Review: “A Ballerina’s Tale” shortchanges Misty Copeland; “The Cut” needs sharpening stone by Steve Murray

As the first African-American woman named a principle dancer by American Ballet Theatre in its 75-year history, Misty Copeland has a story worth telling. Too

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Review: Hard-bodied “Results” slyly tweaks screwball comedy genre by Steve Murray

You might think it’s hard to care too much about a couple of gorgeous, hard-bodied, workout-obsessed people like Trevor (Guy Pearce) and Kat (Cobie Smulders),

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Review: Ambitious “The Mafia Only Kills in Summer” mixes coming-of-age with Mob wars by Steve Murray

You have to give credit to writer-director-star Pif (aka Pierfrancesco Diliberto) for ambition, even if his blend of comedy, romance and true-life tragedy doesn’t totally

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: “Ballet 422” an engrossing, you-are-there journey behind the hidden curtain of dance by Steve Murray

Ballet 422 is the kind of arts documentary I like to sink into. It’s a cinema verité immersion into the lonely yet collaborative process of

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Review: “The Way He Looks” uses charm and simplicity to explore a teenage triad by Steve Murray

It’s an ironic title, The Way He Looks. There’s a couple of questions buried in it. That becomes clear, anyway, once you learn that the

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: “The Green Prince” an unlikely true story that entralls; “Stonehearst Asylum” stumbles by Steve Murray

If you’re like me, you approach the topic of Israeli-Palestinian relations with the apprehension of someone actually, physically crossing a border into the shrapnel-pocked and

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