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The life and death of soul singer Amy Winehouse is documented in the new movie "Amy" (2015).


This searing and revealing portrait of Amy Winehouse reveals the beautiful soul behind the tabloid caricature; one of the year's best documentaries.
The Good Dinosaur - featured

The Good Dinosaur

Though it isn't at the top of the Disney/Pixar animation pyramid, "The Good Dinosaur" is a heartfelt and endearing tale of finding family and making your mark.

Two-Lane Blacktop - featured

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

There is a purity to "Two-Lane Blacktop" that grabs you like fat tires gripping a hot asphalt road.

“Mockingjay 2” hits the target dead center

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" lives up to expectations with a weekend box office haul of $101 million.

Ricki and the Flash - featured

Ricki and the Flash

Too many notes in this overstuffed story of a rock 'n' roller trying to go home make for a chaotic tone.
Indy Style - featured

Indy Style — November 20

On this week's show, Chris reviews "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2," "By the Sea," "Brooklyn," "Spotlight," "The Night Before," "Trumbo," "Secret in Their Eyes" plus "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." on video.

By the Sea - featured

By the Sea

Though it will be dismissed as a celebrity vanity project by many, "By the Sea" is a smart and compelling look at the disillusion of marriage.
Brooklyn - featured


A simple story told in an old-fashioned style, about stretching your wings while missing home. Saoirse Ronan shines as an Irish girl on a quest.