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Witherspoon bought the film rights to this memoir of loss and walking the Pacific Crest Trail, but Jean-Marc Vallée and Nick Hornby made sure it was more than a Hallmark weepy.
A bored, self-important billionaire becomes a patron of wrestling. But megalomania and buried homoerotic yearnings don’t make for a good team experience.
There’s no connection here to the Abe Lincoln of Daniel Day-Lewis or even Henry Fonda, just a cinematically accomplished but plotless poem.
The good news for our collective futures in the dust bowl to come is that farmer Matthew McConaughey is a former NASA pilot. But time is against him, and us.
The documentary chronicles the life and times of Paramahansa Yogananda, whose power swayed millions of Americans, the Beatles and Steve Jobs.
This olio of small-town melodrama, CSI shenanigans and otherworldly weirdness never finds even keel, maybe because Alexandre Aja doesn’t really do dark, sardonic comedy.
Keanu Reeves, directed by two stuntmen, leads an all-star cast in a refreshingly straight-up, chin-out, no-punches-pulled action flick.
Keaton, who not-so-coincidentally played Tim Burton’s “Batman,” is back as an actor swooping around the line between art, commerce, sanity and fantasy.
David Ayer directs a dark World War II epic about a tank crew uttering a book full of clichés, but he’s treading in fields patrolled by better filmmakers.
Self-described Arlington girl Julia Halperin brings her foodie flick “Now, Forager” to the Somerville Theater, and Cuisine en Locale transforms it into dinner.