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Review: ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ as rewarding as it is squirm-inducing

By Kristin Tillotson
Even for freewheeling 1970s San Francisco, Minnie Goetze isn’t your typical 15-year-old. An aspiring cartoonist, Minnie (the magnetic Bel Powley in what is rightly being ...

Review: ‘Meru’ is a documentary that soars

By Kristin Tillotson
When three men, including filmmaker Jimmy Chin, set out to scale the Shark’s Fin on Mt. Meru in subzero temperatures 21,000 feet above the Ganges ...

Review: ‘We Are Your Friends’ plays a rather tired tune

By Katie Walsh
“Are we ever gonna be better than this?” Cole Carter (Zac Efron) entreats his hyped, pulsating crowd. “We Are Your Friends,” directed by Max Joseph, ...

Review: ‘The Look of Silence’ speaks volumes

By Michael Phillips
Joshua Oppenheimer’s quietly devastating documentary “The Look of Silence” wouldn’t have been possible without the project that brought Oppenheimer international renown: 2012’s “The Act of ...

Review: ‘‘Turbo Kid’ a fun, retro ride whose trick wears thin

By Dennis Harvey
A fun, satirical flashback to 1980s “Mad Max” knockoffs and more juvenile post-apocalyptic adventures, “Turbo Kid” is surprisingly sweet-natured, even amid its frequent fountains of ...

DVD reviews: ‘Citizenfour,’ ‘Two Days, One Night’ and ‘Iris’

By Garrett Conti
“Citizenfour” (2014, R, 114 min., $22.98) One of the biggest news stories of 2014 revolved around Edward Snowden and the questionable wiretapping practices of the ...

Review: ‘No Escape’ provides thrills, chills — and an ugly worldview

By Katie Walsh
If what you’re seeking in the doldrums of August is stomach-churning, eye-watering suspense, “No Escape” delivers just that — but falls short with a tone-deaf ...

Owen Wilson in action movie ‘No Escape’: ‘I’m not all of a sudden changing into The Rock’

By Steven Rea
Owen Wilson, action hero? Well, yes, kind of. In “No Escape,” an unexpectedly gripping, gut-rustling thriller opening in theaters Aug. 26, Wilson plays a Texas techie, a water-purification engineer, who moves his wife and girls to an unnamed Southeast Asian country. Before the ...

‘Lucky’ Eisenberg has 2 very different films in theaters now

By Kristin Tillotson
Even after a full day of phone interviews promoting his new movie “American Ultra,” Jesse Eisenberg manages not to sound rote or weary. “Easiest part of ...

Regal Entertainment Group begins checking random bags at its theaters

By Katishi Maake
Regal Entertainment Group, the country’s largest movie theater company, announced Thursday it will implement a random bag-check policy in response to movie theater shootings across ...

Review: ‘Listen to Me Marlon’ is brilliant look at brilliant, troubled actor

By Steven Rea
“I arrived in New York with holes in my socks and holes in my mind,” Marlon Brando says, describing his transformative move east in 1943, ...

Review: A survivor sifts through the ashes in haunting ‘Phoenix’

By Kenneth Turan
“Phoenix” is an intoxicating witches’ brew, equal parts melodrama and moral parable. It audaciously mixes diverse elements to compelling, disturbing effect. The latest collaboration between German ...

Review: ‘Sinister 2’ is a horror film that’s a mystery to itself

By Katie Walsh
“Sinister 2” is a strange movie. Of course, it’s a horror film, so strange, ghostly and sinister events are expected. Yet, it doesn’t quite know ...

Review: A stoner who can smoke ’em down in ‘American Ultra’

By Jake Coyle
The likably awkward chemistry of Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg remains intact in “American Ultra,” a violent stoner action-comedy that’s half “Pineapple Express,” half “The ...

Review: ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ is dead on arrival

By Katie Walsh
If you see one movie about governmentally modified assassins this weekend, make it “American Ultra.” Because “Hitman: Agent 47” was just never going to be ...

Review: ‘Fort Tilden’ not worth the trip

By Cary Darling
There’s a good, funny movie to be made out of the material in “Fort Tilden,” a sort-of “Mean Girls”-meets-“Girls” adventure about a day in the ...

DVD reviews: ‘Strangerland,’ ‘5 to 7’ and ‘Lambert & Stamp’

By Garrett Conti
“Strangerland” (2015, R, 112 min., $19.99) Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes turn in first-class performances playing the parents of two teens who go missing in ...

Fayette County house from ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ up for sale

By Tony Raap
Home for sale, dungeon not included. The owners of a Fayette County house that appeared in the 1991 thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” are ...

Bradshaw to star in movie opposite Ed Helms, Owen Wilson

By Tribune-Review
Former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw is joining Ed Helms and Owen Wilson in the new comedy “Bastards,” according to Variety. The Pro Football Hall of Famer ...

‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ was must-see TV in mid-’60s

By The Los Angeles Times
When NBC aired its flashy, fun spy series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” 50 years ago, it made quite an impression on viewers. The series was “appointment television,” says Steve Rubin, author of “The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia.” “You had to ...