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Review: ‘Wormwood’ Confirms That Errol Morris Is Our Great Cinematic Sleuth
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:21:24 GMT
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The American filmmaker chases down clues and tries to exorcise demons as he tackles the biggest case of his career.


Review: The Sidekick as Hero in ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:00:28 GMT
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Bill Pullman stars in this Montana-set western, which tips its cowboy hat to classics of the genre.


Review: ‘Birdboy,’ a Disturbing Animated Feature from Spain
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:58:13 GMT
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The movie has talking animals, but it's not necessarily for kids.


Review: ‘Ferdinand’ Delivers a Timeless Be-Yourself Message
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:35:27 GMT
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Ferdinand, the picture-book bull that is actually quite tame, gets new life in a computer-animated adaptation from Carlos Saldanha.


Review: ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ Takes a Deep Dive Into Systemic Injustice
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:05 GMT
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Nancy Buirski's film is one of multiple layers and marvelous gumption.


Film Series in NYC This Week
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:25:20 GMT
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Our guide to film series and special screenings.


Morgan Spurlock: ‘I Am Part of the Problem’
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:36:48 GMT
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The filmmaker wrote that he had engaged in sexual misconduct over the years, dating back to his college days.


Sag Harbor’s Historic Cinema Saved
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:24:37 GMT
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Fire destroyed the art-house movie theater a year ago. Locals came to its rescue, exceeding their $8 million fund-raising target for its restoration.


Rupert Murdoch Is Having His King Lear Moment
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:49:39 GMT
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As he prepares to sell off much of 21st Century Fox, the 86-year-old magnate is testing the ties that bind the family-run fief.


Review: ‘Killing for Love’ Revisits a Virginia Murder Case
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:26 GMT
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The true-crime documentary lays out a persuasive case for reasonable doubt in the case against Jens Soering, who was convicted, along with his girlfriend.


Review: A Sci-Fi Thriller, ‘Beyond Skyline’ Is Beyond Ridiculous
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:25 GMT
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Liam O'Donnell's genre-hopping film takes its characters from Los Angeles to Laos, but risks losing its audience along the way.


Review: In ‘Youth,’ the People’s Dance Troupe, in Love and War
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:26 GMT
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This decades-spanning melodrama chronicles the rivalries and heartbreaks of a dance troupe in Mao's China.


Review: Layabouts Behind a Wedding Lens in ‘Sundowners’
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:02 GMT
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In this droll comedy from Pavan Moondi, a pair of feckless layabouts are assigned to video-record a wedding at a Mexican resort. Mishaps ensue.


Review: Emotional ‘Desolation’ and Woodland Horror
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:02 GMT
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This psycho-in-the-woods tale benefits from sensitive writing and organic performances.


Review: In ‘Soufra,’ a Women-Run Food Truck Grows in Lebanon
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:32:45 GMT
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This documentary from Thomas Morgan, about a female entrepreneur establishing a business just south of Beirut, is a stirring tale of empowerment.


'The Ballad of Lefty Brown' is a dark, brooding Old West tale with a smart modern touch
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:45:00 PST
From latimes.com

As the man himself would be the first to tell you, Lefty Brown is not the kind of guy ballads are written about. Folksy and eccentric, prone to talking to himself, this self-abnegating old-timer is the eternal sidekick, the hero's reliable right hand and nothing more.

But, as its title indicates,...



'The Soul of Success: The Jack Canfield Story' plays like a promo for 'Chicken Soup' author's brand
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:20:00 PST
From latimes.com

Even beyond its brief running time, aThe Soul of Success: The Jack Canfield Storya feels less like a feature documentary and more like a well-produced video that plays at a seminar when the lights go down. There isnat a lot of insight or depth regarding the bestselling authoras life and experience...



Eclectic guitarist gets his due in 'Bill Frisell: A Portrait'
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:15:00 PST
From latimes.com

Many musicians claim their work is aunclassifiable,a but the term applies especially to Bill Frisell, who over the years has been filed under ajazz,a arock,a aAmericanaa and even aclassical.a The genteel guitarist will bring his mellifluous style and gentle atmospherics to anyone who needs it a...



Neo-noir 'Spent' quickly exhausts audience's patience
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:05:00 PST
From latimes.com

Writer-director Lisa Mikitarian goes for a stylized neo-noir aesthetic in the family melodrama aSpent,a but with amateurish acting, an overwrought script, and low-budget production design, this feature never has enough in the tank to get going in the first place.

Connie Lamothe and Darren Barzegar...



Feng Xiaogang's stirring 'Youth' follows a Chinese military arts troupe through history
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:50:00 PST
From latimes.com

An early sequence in Feng Xiaogangas elegiac epic aYoutha shows a dance number being rehearsed by a Peopleas Liberation Army arts troupe in southwestern China.

As 1970s propaganda floods the soundtrack (aWe are armed with Mao Tse-tung thought!a), the performers run through their precisely synchronized...



'Killing for Love' documents twists and turns of 1985 Virginia murders
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:50:00 PST
From latimes.com

True-crime aficionados will probably get the most out of aKilling for Love,a a documentary from Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberger re-examining the 1985 murders of wealthy Virginians Derek and Nancy Haysom, and the separate prosecutions that put their daughter Elizabeth and her German boyfriend,...



Documentary 'Quest' radiates north Philadelphia family's strength
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:35:00 PST
From latimes.com

Devastating events befall the Raineys, the family at the center of photographer Jonathan Olshefskias low-key but radiant filmmaking debut. And yet the lasting impression that aQuesta makes is not one of despair or ruin. Through eight years of filming a years that stretch from Barack Obamaas first...



'The Leisure Seeker' sticks to the trite and true
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:20:00 PST
From latimes.com

Better screen representation for older actors starts with not making movies like aThe Leisure Seeker,a a soggy East Coast road trip saga in which Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland valiantly pretend that rogue treatment of debilitating illnesses has its funny/endearing side.

They play the Spencers...



Less would have been more in over-the-top 'The Thousand Faces of Dunjia'
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:10:00 PST
From latimes.com

H.P. Lovecraft meets the Three Stooges (by way of aMen in Blacka) courtesy of aThe Thousand Faces of Dunjia,a an insanely over-the-top live-action cartoon of a sci-fi-fantasy martial arts adventure.

The Chinese import, set in a non-specific place in time, concerns the efforts of the supernaturally...



Merchant-Ivory-Jhabvala team finds its groove with 1965's 'Shakespeare Wallah'
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:05:00 PST
From latimes.com

Note: A version of this review previously appeared in the Calendar section on March 2, 1998.

For more than 50 years, producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory, most often in collaboration with writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, made films renowned for their civility and sophistication. Many were...



Animated 'Hedgehogs' fails the cute test
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:40:00 PST
From latimes.com

Animating the most adorable creatures a puppies, kittens, bunnies, etc. a usually results in an even cuter cartoon creation. However, aHedgehogsaa first sin of many is the disservice it does to its titular animals. In this animated movie, the normally Instagram-worthy darlings are reduced to bland...



Working-class Brits keep calm and carry on in animated 'Ethel & Ernest'
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:30:00 PST
From latimes.com

The similarly titled labor of love that was Raymond Briggsa 1999 graphic novel about the warmly rendered lives of his parents, takes on a beautifully animated life of its own in aEthel & Ernest.a

Peppered with knowing insights surrounding the British working class, the film creates a richly etched...



Arty approach to woodland horror bogs down 'Desolation'
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:25:00 PST
From latimes.com

Director Sam Pattonas debut feature aDesolationa takes a quietly existential approach to the akiller in the woodsa story a an idea thatas honorable in intent, but dreary in execution. At times Patton and screenwriters Matt Anderson and Michael Larson-Kangas seem to be using arty reserve as a cover...



A boldly bonkers 'Beyond Skyline' takes on alien invaders
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:20:00 PST
From latimes.com

aBeyond Skyline,a written and directed by Liam OaDonnell, is ostensibly a sequel to the 2010 alien invasion thriller aSkyline,a though the motivation behind this film seems purely a desire to watch Frank Grillo and the guys from aThe Raida beat up some aliens. Fair enough. The only connection to...



The gentle message of 'Ferdinand' survives the added mayhem
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:50:00 PST
From latimes.com

The beloved children's book aThe Story of Ferdinanda by Munro Leaf, with illustrations by Robert Lawson, was published in 1936. But the simple, pacifist story about a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight has resonated across generations. It's natural that this favorite character would...



Not so cuddly 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children' offers dark, satiric peek into life's grim corners
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST
From latimes.com

Itas still difficult to think of going to an animated film as a trip to bummersville, even when aBambia makes us cry, Ralph Bakshi skeevs us out, or Don Hertzfeldt turns stick figures into avatars of bittersweet existential tragedy. (Theyare so funny, though!) But the hand-drawn Spanish-language...



Kenneth Turan's DVD picks: Gift sets featuring films by Miyazaki, Jean Rouch and John Alton
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST
From latimes.com

Good things do not only come in boxed sets, stand alone discs can delight as holiday season gifts as well, especially this year.

The people at Shout! Factory and Gkids have made it easy for those who want to catch up on all the works of peerless Japanese animator Hiyao Miyazaki by putting out new...



Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones and Guillermo del Toro talk about the strange romance at the heart of 'The Shape of Water'
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST
From latimes.com

The romance at the heart of Guillermo del Toroas celebrated aThe Shape of Watera is sincere, sweet and strikingly strange. A mute cleaning woman (Sally Hawkins) and a fish-man (Doug Jones), who also happens to be an Amazonian river god, meet, connect and fall truly, madly, deeply in love.

Itas...



As Billie Jean King's lover, Andrea Riseborough wanted to embody the free spiritedness of the era
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST
From latimes.com

It isnat necessarily reflective of the roles sheas played to date, but Andrea Riseborough says sheas always been aquite politicized.a In fact, CNN was running in the background blasting whatever breaking news was occurring on the hour during our mid-morning conversation a few weeks ago. That being...



Risky 'Mudbound' was a responsibility writer Virgil Williams couldn't turn down
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST
From latimes.com

Itas been almost eight years since Hilary Jordanas aMudbounda first found me. Thatas what it felt like a it found me.

It read like an instant classic for this generation. Written in a revolving point of view, it focuses on six characters a three black and three white a and each chapter belongs...



Richard Gere as a schlubby Jewish 'fixer'? Absolutely, if given enough time to get into his skin
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST
From latimes.com

In Richard Gereas latest film, aNorman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,a released earlier this year, Israeli writer and director Joseph Cedar lends Gere perhaps his most profound role yet: Norman Oppenheimer, a New York Jewish businessman who connects parties together for...



Disney has a wholesome, family-friendly image. Will acquiring Fox create a culture clash?
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:00 PST
From latimes.com

Stewie Griffin, meet Mickey Mouse.

The foulmouthed toddler of Foxas animated series aFamily Guya is an un-potty-trained troublemaker whose florid vocabulary and diabolical machinations would likely get him kicked out of the Magic Kingdom.

But with Walt Disney Co.as game-changing plan to acquire...