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Posted Aug 28, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Here’s a twin bill suggestion: the new dramatic comedy “Learning to Drive,” and “Happy-Go-Lucky,” the 2008 dramatic comedy that earned a screenwriting Oscar nomination for Mike Leigh, and nabbed a Golden Globe for lead actress Sally Hawkins. Both films feature the not very commercial-sounding story of an adult woman who has decided to get a driver’s license, then goes through a life-changing experience courtesy of a male driving instructor.

Posted Aug 26, 2015 at 1:01 AM

This one comes so close to the promise offered by its title. “No Escape” is a taut action film that puts a likeable family – dad, mom, two young daughters – in a hostile environment and a life-threatening situation, then suggests that this is their...

Updated Aug 25, 2015 at 8:17 AM

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, running in the great Canadian capital city from Sept. 10-20. It’s 11 days and nights of nonstop movies, ranging from high-profile Hollywood fare and...

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 8:26 AM

Before she became a familiar face on the art house circuit, Patricia Clarkson was playing small roles in big movies, from “The Untouchables” and “The Dead Pool” to “Jumanji” and “The Green Mile.” She worked regularly throughout the 1990s, but it...

Posted Aug 21, 2015 at 1:01 AM

A government agency has developed a secret program that produces “super” people, folks who can do things better than anyone else, especially fighting and killing. But something goes wrong with the program, it’s shut down, and years later, someone...

Posted Aug 21, 2015 at 1:01 AM

A government agency has developed a secret program that produces “super” people, folks who can do things better than anyone else, especially fighting and killing. But something goes wrong with the program, it’s shut down, and years later, someone...

Posted Aug 14, 2015 at 1:01 AM

British director Guy Ritchie had some trouble reaching mainstream American audiences with his early films. His eccentric (and underrated) gangster movies “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” “Snatch,” and “RocknRolla” did well here on the art...

Posted Aug 14, 2015 at 1:01 AM

The late, great, reclusive, mysterious actor named Marlon Brando started out on the stage, became a Hollywood icon, helped make a masterpiece out of “The Godfather,” manufactured some controversy when he turned down an Oscar for political reasons,...

Updated Aug 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Remember “Demolition Man,” the old Sylvester Stallone sci-fi movie set in a future where all restaurants are Taco Bell? (It was kind of a dystopia.)Well, in a way, we’ve reached that point. We live in a world where all movies are now PG-13.

Posted Aug 7, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Some say that the psychological thriller was born with Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” Some also say that there’s never been a better one. There’s a good argument in favor of the first statement; the second one is debatable. But there’s no doubt that...

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