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Friday, March 13 2015

‘1971’ Recalls Burglary That Birthed America’s ‘Big Brother’

“1971” is an appropriately matter-of-fact title for a decidedly low-key documentary. But don’t mistake a lack of flash for an absence of substance. The story

Director Explores 1970s Northern Ireland Through the Eyes of a British Soldier in ‘‘71’

In the new film ‘71, set in bloody Northern Ireland during the Troubles between Catholics and Protestants, a young soldier must find his way back to his barracks.

Ban of ‘India’s Daughter’ by Delhi Court Fuels Anger Worldwide

When word of a Delhi court’s ban on the film India’s Daughter reached Leslee Udwin last week, the filmmaker was faced with a dilemma.

Thursday, March 12 2015

R Marks the Spot at SXSW Film Festival

SXSW has staked out its own distinct territory by spotlighting commercial comedies that are vital to the movie business but rarely show up at festivals such as Sundance, Toronto or Cannes.

Monday, March 9 2015

‘Chappie’ Wins Slow Weekend; ‘Unfinished Business’ Flops

LOS ANGELES — “Chappie” debuted at No. 1 with an estimated $13.3 million in the U.S. and Canada during a slow box office weekend, while the Vince

Wednesday, March 4 2015

John Boorman Catches Up With Alter Ego in ‘Queen & Country’

John Boorman has made a lot of tough-nosed, violent and demanding films, including the 1967 film noir “Point Blank” with Lee Marvin, the Oscar-nominated 1972 thriller “Deliverance,”

Netflix Sparks Question: What Is a Movie?

It was recently announced that former Chicago improviser Tina Fey’s new TV show, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” would not air on NBC like her colossal

The Hills Are Alive As ‘The Sound of Music’ Movie Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Late in “The Sound of Music” production — after a helicopter’s downdraft had knocked Julie Andrews over, after rain clobbered the schedule and budget, and

Monday, March 2 2015

‘71’ Is a Gripping Thriller Set During Northern Ireland’s “Troubles”

Yann Demange’s 71 takes us back to the swirling maelstrom of the peak of the civil war in Northern Ireland. Set just three years after “The Troubles” began and a year before “Bloody Sunday", it’s an intricate, intimate thriller about a single soldier’s nightmare day and night on the front lines.

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