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What does it mean to be “gifted?” Movies and television don’t do a very good job of portraying what it means to be cognitively advanced, and this one is not close to being realistic, with a first grader who reads […]

In the touching film “Gifted,” Chris Evans plays a man responsible for his young niece, a girl of extraordinary intelligence. It is a constant challenge to help her have a normal childhood while providing the intellectual resources she needs. Here […]

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There is a custody battle over a mathematical prodigy being raised by her uncle, who wants to give her a normal childhood, with Chris Evans and Jenny Slate.

It’s called “Captain America: Civil War” and I can’t wait!

Yes, a bit “Before Sunrise,” but there’s nothing wrong with that.  And I love Chris Evans and Alice Eve.  And love stories.

Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) sums it up best. Speaking pretty much to himself but also to us in the audience, he notes that he is on a floating city trying to fight off a robot army with arrows. “It doesn’t make […]

A French graphic novel by Jacques Lob about a post-apocalyptic train containing all that is left of humanity is now the first English-language film from Korean director Joon-ho Bong (“Mother,” “The Host”), with an international cast that includes Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Ed […]

This is how you make a superhero movie. Director brothers Joe and Anthony Russo are best known for sitcoms with few but passionate fans (“Community,” “Happy Endings,” “Arrested Development”) and the underrated crime comedy “Welcome to Collinwood.” That is not […]

Even the delectable Anna Faris cannot get us to root for the character she plays in this charmless, distasteful dud.  The first scene is weirdly identical to the opening of “Bridesmaids,” and one of the movie’s scarce pleasures is the […]