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  • In his first scene of this strained biographical drama, Ernest Hemingway says, "I got your letter. It's a good letter." Then: "Do you like to fish?" And then, when Giovanni Ribisi's Hem-dazzled reporter shies away from the chance to pilot...

  • 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,...

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