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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: November 20, 2014

There aren't too many shopping days till Christmas, and Netflix has been awfully dry lately, so we're leading with the most interesting Blu-ray releases in the last two weeks instead of our typical streaming-heavy opening. Buy a Blu-ray. Show More Summary

AFI Fest 2014: Haunting Stories from Abroad

Two movies at this year's AFI Fest from opposite ends of the world—Ireland and Japan—had images that stayed with me. Both relate to legends of old, but only one is family-friendly: "Song of the Sea." The other is a less perfect but still...Show More Summary

Mike Nichols: 1931-2014

In his interviews, in his public life, Mike Nichols projected a kind of pained intelligence, discriminating, focused, lethally sharp, but well aware that smartness was no guarantee in life. The son of Jewish parents, he was born Mikhail...Show More Summary

A Quick History of Bill Cosby's Strong-Arming, Megalomaniacal Behavior

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Before Hannibal Buress pierced it a few weeks ago, Bill Cosby has been able to hide his sometimes monstrous behavior behind the veil of The Cosby Show, of Fat Albert, and of his long association with family-values comedy. But once.....

Happy Valley

The location that gives "Happy Valley" its title is never meant o be bitterly ironic; it just turned out that way. The movie's director, Amir Bar-Lev ("The Tillman Story," "My Kid Could Paint That"), doesn't push the irony. He doesn't push anything, really. Show More Summary

Thumbnails 11/20/14

1. "Mike Nichols, Acclaimed Director of 'The Graduate,' Dies at 83": At The New York Times, Bruce Weber remembers the iconic filmmaker. Related: Our own Nell Minow writes a beautiful tribute for BeliefNet. See also: Deadline compiles official statements from various colleagues of Nichols. Show More Summary

Unstoppable: The 2014 Los Cabos Film Festival

“UNSTOPPABLE.” That single adjective, plastered on walls all over Cabo San Lucas, suggested the determination of a fabled Mexican beach resort to rally back from a devastating storm that arrived just as its tourist season approached....Show More Summary

Corman crime conspiracy

The 1995 Roger Corman production Dillinger And Capone has a great premise: What if bank robber John Dillinger crossed paths with mob boss Al Capone? But as for the end results… well, it is a 1990s Roger Corman production after all, though somewhat better than most. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies […]

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