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  • Film

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Alongside Night is an unabashedly political sci-fi thriller, a libertarian manifesto that recalls Atlas Shrugged.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Let's just say it's anything but exotic.

  • Film

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    This show was initially produced for NBC but it's odder and darker than typical network fare.

  • Film

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Have you ever wondered what Jemaine and Bret from Flight of the Conchords would be like if they were vampires?

  • Film

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Satirizing show business is one of the easiest ways to score points with an audience and director David Cronenberg goes for the jugular with this one.

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    It's her most impersonal work yet.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    Can a show's success be judged by its moshpit?

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    The movie’s first half is playful and sly, ending with a small but satisfying twist.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    Hugh Grant and Marc Lawrence team up for something that's actually enjoyable.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    If you like your comedy on the darker side, this one's for you.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    Vince Gilligan is involved, but don't expect a 'Breaking Bad'-type phenomenon.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Kevin Costner’s weary, lived-in performance is the best thing about this predictable flick.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    And yes, Neil Patrick Harris is definitely one of them.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Three local theaters are screening the live-action and animated shorts this weekend.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Timothy Spall gives depth and feeling to J.M.W. Turner at the most unexpected moments.

  • television

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    The former Friends star is looking for the third time to be the charm in his attempted return to sitcoms.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    Colin Firth ... the action star?

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    A miniseries remake starring Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    Supporting local filmmakers is one thing that the DSFF does best.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    From car-crash fetishists to another BDSM romance.

  • television

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    It burns through so much plot in the first three episodes that it seems to be exhausting its premise almost immediately.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    The deadpan cartoon girl. The goodhearted vampire. The thing that made us love Heather Locklear.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    Kids, parents and stoners ... there's something for everyone in Sponge Out of Water.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    Even after two box-office failures, the Wachoskis can still get a studio to pony up millions for an ambitious, effects-heavy sci-fi epic.

  • Film

    Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

    This year’s festival included only three narrative films.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    In this courtroom battle, the white guy is the underdog.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    Wilmore is a confident host, funny and engaged with the subject matter.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    The small-town film fest has scaled back to four days, but it's still set to feature 141 short films.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    Over the course of three features, filmmaker J.C. Chandor has demonstrated remarkable range.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    Plus, three more sub movies to watch.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    He's TV's latest misanthropic jerk who solves mildly interesting cases.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    His crowdfunded remake of a cult vampire movie confounds.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    Despite Jennifer Anniston's notable performance, this listless indie drama goes nowhere.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    Bingham is a world-weary journeyman, playing roots music that’s equally comforting and fragile.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    If you're looking for a movie so bad that it's funny, this is your Boy.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    And it's a reminder that sci-fi doesn’t need overblown action to keep audiences intrigued.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Though the plot is incoherent, Blackhat is a stylistic treat.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    It's not bad, it just isn’t as striking or creative as its source material.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    The film focuses on a streamlined, crowd-pleasing story that celebrates Kyle’s life while failing to offer any insight about it.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

    15 to Watch in 2015: Do your YouTube videos get 25 million views? Theirs do.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    It brings home the very real dangers of the time.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Daniel Day-Lewis kicking butt? We'd pay to see that.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    These are movies you will not catch anywhere else in Las Vegas.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Paul Thomas Anderson takes a step back from the grandiose, operatic movies he’s made in recent years.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass have been indie-movie fixtures, but this episodic format doesn’t necessarily fit their style.

  • Film

    Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

    The spooky original boasted an impressive cast and a simple but effective story, but the sequel features a B-level cast, a recycled story and a relative lack of scares.

  • Film

    Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

    And it's completely winning in all its cheesy glory.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

    The new Fox series is as overheated and melodramatic as co-creator Lee Daniels' films.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

    With this stylish new series, maybe Marvel TV shows can take their place alongside Marvel movies.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

    No movie could live up to the amount of controversy that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s dopey comedy has been subject to recently.

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