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Movie Review: ‘Mockingjay Part 2’

Unwaveringly bleak, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” is the culmination of the action-packed, stirring “Hunger Games” series that fans deserved. As a result of director Francis Lawrence’s work, viewers will observe a series that found its spark among light, vibrant and futuristic gladiatorial battles mature into a dark tale[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Free to Rock’

Movie Review: ‘Free to Rock’

★★★★☆ When I was growing up, bands like Kino, Aquarium and Alisa typically replaced the before-bedtime soundtrack of Raffi or Mozart, the sound of underground Russian rock filling our standard modern house with little else to rival it. This is not the common soundtrack to most people’s lives, but I[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Spotlight’

★★★★☆ “If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one.” This is just one of the many stunning one-liners delivered by the great Stanley Tucci in the film “Spotlight,” written by Josh Singer and directed by Tom McCarthy. “Spotlight” tells the true story[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Brooklyn’

★★★★☆ “Brooklyn” is an emotional film that addresses the essential and dismaying questions in life: What is our place in the world? How decisive can the power of love be? What action should the human heart take when it is divided in all its commitments? The film revolves around the[Read More…]

Sarah Silverman stars in “I Smile Back,” a story of a substance-absuing mother.

Movie Review: ‘I Smile Back’

★★★☆☆ “I Smile Back,” which premieres in Washington, D.C., today, is adapted from Amy Koppelman’s critically acclaimed novel bearing the same name, which was first released in 2008. Like the novel, the film focuses on Laney Brooks, an upper-middle-class soccer mom who struggles with depression, alcoholism and substance abuse. After[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Room’

★★★★☆ Lenny Abrahamson’s new film, “Room,” based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same title, tells the story of 25-year-old Joy, or “Ma,” who was kidnapped at age 13 and held hostage for 12 years in a 100-square- foot room. While Joy, played by Brie Larson, spent enough time growing[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Steve Jobs’

★★★★☆ Like the shiny white minimalism epitomizing the success of Apple Inc. the film “Steve Jobs” is traversed by highly intense electricity, creating a breathtaking atmosphere. Director Danny Boyle creates a real locomotive of a movie, balancing tense, personal dialogue with a high-energy take on Apple Inc.’s meteoric rise to[Read More…]

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Malala Yousafzai became a household name after being shot for speaking out against educational limits for Pakistani women.

Movie Review: ‘He Named Me Malala’

★★★★☆ Malala Yousafzai, or simply Malala, is a name many of us know. The 16-year-old was shot by the Taliban in 2012 while boarding a school bus because of her outspoken criticism of the limited education for women in her native Pakistan. Yousafzai has since been named the youngest-ever recipient[Read More…]

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Movie Review: “Pan”

★★☆☆☆ On its surface, the movie “Pan” may simply seem like another remake of J.M. Barrie’s story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. However, instead of the pixie dust and ticking crocodile mythos that most are familiar with, “Pan” gives a twist to the story by portraying[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘The Martian’

Movie Review: ‘The Martian’

★★★★★ Buckle up, boys and girls: science is sexy again. Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Donald Glover and Jeff Daniels star in Ridley Scott’s latest star-studded space adventure, “The Martian,” and they deliver in a stunning fashion. Damon’s character, botanist Mark Watney, is stranded alone on Mars,[Read More…]