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  • Through every minute of Keanu, it's evident we're watching a movie made by people who love movies. They know all the clichés of action films and rom-coms, but they also circumvent them. It's like they read Blake Snyder's Hollywood...

  • If nothing else, Captain America: Civil War stands as something of a corrective to this spring's other superheroes-bludgeoning-each-other opus, Batman v Superman. Civil War is expansive, even light, finding conflict in its...

  • 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...

  • All actors possess their own personal gateway into becoming a character. Some require deep memory mining (method). Others require lengthy conversations with the director about seemingly unrelated philosophical topics. And some just need a single...

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