Friday, March 24, 2017

A Middle-Aged Misanthrope Reconnects With His Long Lost Daughter In 'Wilson'

Daniel Clowes' angst-ridden graphic novel is the basis for a new film starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Critic David Edelstein says Wilson's abrasive protagonist is worth getting to know.



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'Beauty And The Beast,' Music, And More From South By Southwest

Emma Watson plays Belle in Disney

This week, we visit the new Disney live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, and we all report back from Austin about the happenings at South By Southwest.

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'I, Olga' Charts One Woman's Path From Alienation To Brutal, Senseless Violence

A Grim Portrait of the Murderer as A Young Woman: Mother (Klára Melísková) and Olga (Michalina Olszanska) in I, Olga.

The film about a young woman who ran her truck onto a Prague sidewalk in 1973, killing eight pedestrians, is tough to sit through, and recent events lend it a chilling sense of relevance.

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'Life' Doesn't Quite Find A Way

"The needs of the many ...": Astronauts Rory (Ryan Reynolds) and David (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Life.

In space, no one can hear you yawn: Technically impressive but dramatically airless, this monster flick set on the International Space Station is powered by "space-movie cliches old and new."

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In The Agreeably Schlocky 'Power Rangers,' 'Transformers' Meets 'The Breakfast Club'

Zack (Ludi Lin), Kimberly (Naomi Scott), Jason (Dacre Montgomery), Billy (RJ Cyler) and Trini (Becky G) check the time, to determine if conditions are yet favorable for morphin

"Go, Go Power Rangers!" - but should you? The film's playful, earnest tone and "gung-ho chintziness" slowly won critic Scott Tobias over.

(Image credit: Lionsgate Films)



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