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Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan spoke to a small group of journalists about his exquisite new film, “Manchester by the Sea,” starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Gretchen Mol. Affleck plays Lee, a man who is the guardian for his teenage nephew […]

The song from “South Pacific” gets it right. Fear, bigotry, don’t come naturally. “You have to be carefully taught.” The moving and inspiring new documentary, “Disturbing the Peace,” tells the story of people who were “carefully taught” to hate each […]

Eddie Redmayne stars in the first film from the Harry Potter universe to be set the the past, the first to be set in the United States, and the first with a screenplay by author J.K. Rowling, who has promised […]

“Pete’s Dragon” screenwriter David Lowery answered my questions about updating and transforming the Disney classic for a live-action 21st century remake, and how being the oldest of nine children helped him learn how to tell stories. The movie is available […]

If you like movies about aliens, be sure to read Stephanie Merry’s great look at 40 years of movie extraterrestrials in the Washington Post. The aliens in “Arrival” are spectacular, and that’s no small feat. In most “first contact” movies, […]

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah has written a new memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, available as an audiobook from Audible, and we are pleased to be able to share a clip. In the Mail […]

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced the nominees for this year’s Critics Choice Awards. I was delighted to see nominations for the outrageous new series “Fleabag” and its creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Rod Lurie’s “Killing Reagan” get a nod […]

Angus MacLane is co-director of the adorable “Finding Dory,” the sequel to “Finding Nemo.” In an interview, he spoke about the changes in technology and the decision to shift the focus to the memory-impaired fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. The […]

“Apple of My Eye” is a warm and inspiring family film, debuting on DVD and digital January 10, 2017 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A young girl (Avery Arendes), who defines herself by her equestrian abilities, struggles after she loses […]

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