May 20, 2015 12:00
“We are proud of Nate and could not be happier for him,” said Susan Ruskin, dean of the School of Filmmaking, in an official statement. “This award is an indication that Nate has a very bright future ahead of him in the film and television industry....
May 20, 2015 12:00
Veteran Army sergeant Hackman escorts military prisoner Tommy Lee Jones (at his steely, sinister best) – the titular “Package” – stateside, but Jones escapes and Hackman is thrust into a treacherous web that reaches the top echelons of military power – on both sides....
May 20, 2015 12:00
Hawke potrays Tom Egan, a veteran flier with six tours of duty served, a wife (January Jones), two kids, and an almost pathological obsession to get back into the air. Instead, he’s stationed near Las Vegas, operating Air Force drones that track the Taliban in Afghanistan, thousands of miles away....
May 13, 2015 12:00
from MTV’s vaults, follows the career trajectory of R.E.M., from the group’s humble beginnings in Athens, Georgia, through their chart-topping success on the basis of such (still-)popular tunes as “Radio Free Europe,” “Man in the Moon,” “Stand,”......
May 13, 2015 12:00
When good directors go bad … C.W. McCall’s 1975 song inexplicably became a smash hit, leading inexplicably to this 1978 feature film, which was inexplicably directed by no less than Sam Peckinpah. The end result is, simply, a mess … but a fascinating mess, with moments of unexpected, even misplaced, fascination....
May 13, 2015 12:00
The film’s ads stress Jack Black (also a producer) and James Marsden in party mode, and that prerequisite is fulfilled. Black’s Dan Landsman is a member of 20th-anniversary high-school reunion committee, a position he takes with utmost seriousness – much to the collective exasperation of his fellow committee members (including producer Mike White)....
May 6, 2015 12:00
Of course, the matter of the day will be to save the day, so the Avengers again unite to defeat a common foe, the titular Ultron, a Tony Stark experiment gone wrong. James Spader has fun voicing the metallic monster, but essentially Ultron is just a special effect, a big robot – backed by a legion of lookalike robots....
May 6, 2015 12:00
“It seems to be a call to arms for people to take the law into their own hands,” says Bamber of the film, “but it turns the tables on you, and makes you examine yourself. I was challenged by that. It dresses itself a bit as exploitation, then shoves a great big mirror into your face....
April 29, 2015 12:00
Early last week, after only the first weekend, executive director Andrew Rodgers confided that box-office grosses looked to possibly be the highest in festival history – an assertion he confirmed later in the week. Exact figures haven’t yet been tabulated, but “we’ve had a very, very good year,” Rodgers affirmed....
April 29, 2015 12:00
Blaire and her friends (Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki and Courtney Halvorson) are chatting away on-line when they are joined by “Billie 227,” a newcomer who has accessed the on-line account of a classmate who committed suicide – exactly a year ago – after a humiliating video of her went viral....

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