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British Film Focus

BAFTA winners and losers, Nicholas Hoult and Benedict Cumberbatch’s new roles and Emma Thompson gets in touch with her dark side. Continue reading

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“Brave” is well-crafted family entertainment. It’s just that on the tall totem pole of Pixar’s animated legacy, it comes in at the bottom. Continue reading

Coming to DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 13

Disney’s latest princess takes on the role of warrior in “Brave” and Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn take on some weird neighbors in “The Watch.” Continue reading

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Primary Colors (1998)

Dismissed unfairly as “the Clinton movie” back in 1998, “Primary Colors” emerges after a decade-and-a-half as a top-shelf political drama. Continue reading

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Treasure Planet

“Treasure Planet, ” a groundbreaking but forgotten mix of traditional and CG animation, is getting a terrific 10th anniversary Blu-ray release from Disney. Continue reading

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Men in Black III

“Men in Black III” gets brownie points simply for not being “Men in Black II.” A reasonably engaging bit of disposable entertainment. Continue reading

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Nanny McPhee Returns

The first movie wasn’t that great and this one takes a step down. Continue reading

The Success of Harry Potter

How did a book series that started 12 years ago become one of the highest grossing franchises in film history? Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Stranger Than Fiction

“Stranger Than Fiction” — a charming existential-concept comedy a la “Groundhog Day” — continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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Nanny McPhee Returns

Just when you think all kiddie movies have puny ambitions, Nanny McPhee returns to recapture a little magic. Continue reading

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