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  • Deep into her earnest, uncertain Nina Simone drama Nina, writer-director Cynthia Mort at last musters up a sequence of gravity and power. The inimitable Miss Simone -- imitated here by Zoe Saldana -- reads a letter from a woman who has...

  • What Elvis thought -- who Elvis was -- remains one of the great American mysteries. The strained, sour comedy Elvis & Nixon offers up the simplest of answers: He was a clown. "Elvis Presley decided his country needed him," deadpans...

  • Don't hold it against Tom Tykwer's A Hologram for the King that its best scene is also its first. As Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) strides down a suburban street singing a modified version of the Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime" ("You may...

  • Careful what you wish for. When it was announced that Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt would be joining Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth for the follow-up to 2012's humdrum action-fairy-tale Snow White and the Huntsman, many filmgoers,...

  • Score one for going home again. After misfiring with Begin Again, writer/director John Carney has turned back to the striving Irish of Once, his breakout hit. He's also hearkened to the pop of his youth, setting this boisterous tale...

  • At one hectic point in Andrew Rossi's The First Monday in May, a documentary outlining the production of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's hugely popular "China: Through the Looking Glass" exhibition, Chinese film director Wong Kar-wai...

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