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  • Craig Zobel's adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's Z for Zachariah veers so drastically from the source material that people who love the book may feel betrayed. In the novel, Ann, a fifteen-year-old farm girl whose valley has been...

  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    Young people are the only ones who ever talk about growing old gracefully. For those actually in the thick of it, the romance of that notion burns off pretty quickly, and wrinkles and creaky joints are the least of it: Growing old, gracefully or o...

  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    In 2012, documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer made a splash with The Act of Killing, in which he sought out members of Indonesian killing squads, individuals who murdered thousands of innocent citizens accused of being communists after a milit...

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    A for Apocalypse The latest Y.A. end-times drama dares not to play by the book There's a strain of science fiction writing that evokes a chilly kind of coziness, usually by introducing us to individuals or small groups of people who have found the...

  • Grandma opens with a breakup, a rather vicious one: Seventy-ish poet Elle (Lily Tomlin) is calling it quits with a younger woman we quickly ascertain is her girlfriend -- it's the sort of breakup where, believing you know where a...

  • There are some modest pleasures to be mined from Peter Bogdanovich's romantic caper She's Funny That Way, which at least strives for buoyancy. Owen Wilson plays a big-shot Broadway director who changes the life of Brooklyn call girl Imogen...

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