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‘Embers’ review: Mysterious sci-fi movie questions memory with Jason Ritter

[yasr_overall_rating] Claire Carré picked a really strange, challenging idea for her first feature as director. Embers is a bizarre science fiction movie that asks more questions than it cares to

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‘Ithaca’ review: Meg Ryan stumbles with first attempt at directing

[yasr_overall_rating] Meg Ryan is already a Hollywood icon thanks to her years as the face of romantic comedies, but she decided to turn to another area of film production: directing.

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‘Son of Saul’ review: László Nemes proves there are still Holocaust stories left to tell

[yasr_overall_rating] The Holocaust has been the subject of so many films that it is a genre unto itself. But most of these films are based on true stories. Son of

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‘Truth’ review: Cate Blanchett is the victim of her own mistakes

[yasr_overall_rating] Truth is a gutsy movie and not in a good way. Writer/director James Vanderbilt amazingly asks us to sympathize with people who created their own downfalls, with his source

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‘Amy’ review: Asif Kapadia re-introduces Amy Winehouse

[yasr_overall_rating] Amy Winehouse remains one of music’s most tragic figures. As a member of the morbid ’27 club,’ she was a star that burned hot and collapsed far too soon.

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‘Spotlight’ review: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams give exciting journalism lessons

[yasr_overall_rating] Journalism is a tough job, but someone has to tell the stories of the voiceless. In Boston, there was a growing group of voiceless people starting to talk. When

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‘Steve Jobs’ Review: Capturing the Mystical Essence of the Man

In one of the final shots of Steve Jobs after another fight between the two Steves, Jobs (Michael Fassbender) and Wozniak (or Woz, played by Seth Rogen), it seemed like

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Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Youth’ review: Michael Caine finds beauty in ageing

[yasr_overall_rating] After creating the most beautiful film in years with The Great Beauty and winning an Oscar for it, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is back and sacrificed none of his

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‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ review: Bel Powley creates unforgettable portrait

[yasr_overall_rating] Coming of age movies are so common that they have to do everything right in order to be memorable. While Marielle Heller’s directing and writing debut The Diary of

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‘Brooklyn’ review: Saoirse Ronan becomes a true star in new spin on immigrant tale

[yasr_overall_rating] The story of immigrants has been a staple of the cinema for as long as it has existed, since so many filmmakers themselves have been touched by the experience

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