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May 26, 2013
After Earth Real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith play a sci-fi father and son stranded on the planet in this postapocalyptic parable from M. Night Shyamalan. PG-13 Now You See Me Who better to stage an elaborate heist than a slick band of Vegas illusionists? Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, and Woody Harrelson pull off the sleight-of-hand, while Michael Caine, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, and Mark Ruffalo run around in pursuit, or in cahoots, with the prestidigitators.
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March 26, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Movie Critic
10 Cloverfield Lane From producer J.J. Abrams and Philly native Dan Trachtenberg, a wickedly clever nightmare entertainment (and spiritual offspring of 2008's Cloverfield ), with Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a woman who wakes up shackled in some weird guy's underground bunker. John Goodman is that guy, John Gallagher Jr. is a fellow, um, guest, and the world outside ain't what it used to be. PG-13 Embrace of the Serpent Ciro Guerra's profoundly beautiful black-and-white film, set in the forests of Colombia, follows two explorers from the West - a German ethnographer in 1909 and an American biologist in 1940 - as each encounters the same shaman, the last of his tribe, in the quest for a rare plant.
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August 7, 2016
Anthropoid Dramatic look at the World War II assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the German architect of the Final Solution. Equity An investment banker (Anna Gunn) finds herself in the middle of a major scandal. Florence Foster Jenkins Meryl Streep stars in this biopic of a wealthy New York heiress who wanted to sing opera - in spite of lacking talent. Hieronymous Bosch: Touched by the Devil - Documentary marking the 500th anniversary of the Dutch master painter's death examines some of the artist's surviving works.
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July 10, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Columnist
Genius A true-life, truly inspirational study of the relationship between American novelist Thomas Wolfe and his editor Maxwell Perkins, who brought Look Homeward, Angel and Of Time and the River to the world. (Perkins edited Fitzgerald and Hemingway, too. Both characters appear in the film.) Jude Law, spouting wild flourishes of prose, is Wolfe. Colin Firth is Perkins, who whittles it down. Nicole Kidman shines as Wolfe's patron and lover. Laura Linney is Perkins' wife, the mother of a gaggle of girls.
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