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2-Minute Film Festival at Carnegie Museum of Art covers all genres

By Michael Machosky
Two minutes is not a lot of time. But it might be just enough time to watch a good movie. Really. If you could watch, say, ...

Film shares tale of Pittsburgh man who turned disability into career

By Ben Schmitt
Bill Shannon is brash. He’s bold. And he’s on crutches, probably for life. That’s never really stopped him. When his grade school friends played soccer behind ...

Alan Rickman happy to bring ‘A Little Chaos’ into his life

By The Los Angeles Times
Nearly 20 years ago, British actor Alan Rickman fulfilled a dream shared by many in his profession — he directed a feature film. He helmed 1997’s “The Winter Guest,” a critically acclaimed drama starring the real-life mother and daughter Phyllida ...

Jim Caviezel to be honored by Jimmy Stewart Museum

By The Associated Press
Jim Caviezel is being honored by the Indiana, Pa., museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart. Caviezel stars in the TV series “Person of Interest” and became widely known for his role in the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” He ...

Review: ‘The Overnight’ swings into nuanced humor territory

By Geoff Berkshire
Material that once would have been viewed as taboo now seems almost innocuous in “The Overnight,” an alternately racy and tender L.A.-set sex comedy. A ...

Review: Lovely ‘A Little Chaos’ could have used a little more ... chaos

By Roger Moore
“A Little Chaos” is an overlong ditty of a movie, Alan Rickman’s amusingly fanciful version of how a famous outdoor ballroom in the gardens of ...

Review: ‘Laurent’ barely cuts deep enough for real exam

By Roger Moore
French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent earns a “Gandhi” length, disjointed and arty film biography in “Saint Laurent,” a patience-testing period piece that skips through ...

Review: ‘Marie’s Story’ — a triumph that leads to tears

By Michael O'sullivan
Only one of the stories told in “Marie’s Story” belongs to the title character, based on the real-life Marie Heurtin (1885-1921), a French woman who ...

DVD reviews: ‘Get Hard,’ ‘The Gunman’ and ‘While We’re Young’

By Garrett Conti
“Get Hard” (2015, R, 100 min., $28.98) Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart — two of the best comedic actors working today — combine forces to ...

Review: Lotsa grinding, little plot in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

By Jocelyn Noveck
An early scene in “Magic Mike XXL” hints at what this much sequel woulda, coulda, shoulda been. Mike Lane (the irresistible Channing Tatum) is alone ...

Review: ‘Terminator Genisys’ packs powerful punch

By Rick Bentley
James Cameron’s 1984 science-fiction classic, “The Terminator,” blended the perfect touches of comedy, action and characters to become one of the best offerings in the ...

Review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ is a sweet take on a teen weeper

By Roger Moore
Touching and wise, cute and occasionally cloying, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a dramedy that taps into real teen angst and behavior, ...

Review: A better-late-than-never ‘fashion icon’ takes a bow in ‘Iris’

By Roger Moore
She was never a great beauty, a model or magazine editor, never married anybody famous. But somehow, Iris Apfel was annointed a New York “fashion ...

Review: Overstuffed plot spoils irreverent, silly ‘Ted 2’

By Lindsey Bahr
“Ted 2” asks a question that we never needed, or particularly wanted, to know the answer to: Is Ted, the magical, foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear, ...

Review: ‘Max’ is touchy but clunky

By Roger Moore
“Semper fidelis,” the Romans used to purr into their dogs’ ears, long before the Marine Corps adopted the Latin for “Always faithful” as their motto. Most ...

Review: ‘Felix and Meira’ no great surprise

By Roger Moore
The problem with any screen romance between someone from the Hassidic community and an outsider is the limited range of outcomes. Either the Hassidic character, say, ...

DVD reviews: ‘The Forger’ and ‘Timbuktu’

By Garrett Conti
“The Forger” (2014, R, 92 min., $19.98) John Travolta carries the lead role in director Philip Martin’s “The Forger,” but it’s the performances of Tye ...

‘Star Wars’ sequel actor Lloyd charged in high-speed chase in South Carolina

By The Associated Press
WALTERBORO, S.C. — A former child actor who starred in one of the “Star Wars” movie sequels was charged for leading South Carolina deputies on a high-speed chase. Colleton County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man they confirmed ...

Review: ‘Wolfpack’ captures cultish parenting at its most controlling

By Roger Moore
The Learning Channel must be kicking itself over not discovering “The Wolfpack” before filmmaker Crystal Moselle did. “The Wolfpack” captures the coming of ...

Review: In Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ the cacophony of childhood

By Jake Coyle
“Inside Out,” the latest Pixar punch to the heart, navigates the labyrinth of a young girl’s mind in an antic, candy-colored romp through childhood memory ...