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"Ant-Man" is fun, but never thinks big

The movie is a decent enough popcorn flick, but its narrative weaknesses and hit-or-miss jokes don't help it much.

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Savoring Sautet: Five films by French auteur Claude Sautet re-released

Rialto Pictures is theatrically re-releasing five films by one of France's lesser known, yet nonetheless noteworthy auteurs, Claude Sautet, in L.A. at the Laemmle Royal Theater..

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"Mr. Holmes": Sherlock's greatest case, a study in existentialism

At 76, Ian McKellen plays a 93-year-old Sherlock living at what appear to be the white cliffs of Dover and as a younger Holmes, hired for what was to be his last case.

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Girlhood's peaks and valleys: "Infinitely Polar Bear" reviewed

Screenwriter Maya Forbes makes an auspicious directorial debut in this intensely personal film recreating her troubled Boston girlhood during the 1970s

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Enigmatic Romanian film "The Japanese Dog" at SEEFest

Films such as enigmatically named The Japanese Dog represent the drama of everyday life, without a single solitary screeching car chase, explosion or shooting.

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"Cartel Land" reviewed, and Mammoth Lakes Film Festival awards

"Cartel Land" deservedly won the Bravery Award; this is yeoman filmmaking, done at great risk to the filmmakers as well as the participants.

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Sci-fi in “Tomorrowland” makes a good point

It's refreshing to see science fiction used for something that isn't dystopian!

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Progressive cinema clips: Cinetopia, Robeson film, "Chiraq"

Detroit area film lovers are being treated to a new version of the Cinetopia Film Festival, now in its fourth year and growing rapidly.

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A would-be Gorbachev in the People’s Republic: “The Chinese Mayor”

This film is an insider's look at Geng Yanbo, the reform-minded mayor of Datong, one of the People's Republic of China's most polluted cities.

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The cost of fame: “The Cult of JT Leroy"

The film shows how nonfiction becomes novelized, with dramatization and confabulation fobbed off as "news" and "truth."

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