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Posted Apr 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The film “True Story” is based on a true story. But it’s one in which you’re never really sure of the truth.It’s about Michael Finkel, a talented freelance journalist who did a number of cover stories for The New York Times Magazine until, in 2002, he was accused of faking the facts on an exposé about mistreatment of workers on an African cocoa plantation. He was fired, couldn’t find any other freelance work because his reputation...

Posted Apr 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

**Embargoed for Friday release.**The newest entry in the Disneynature series of wildlife documentaries is a big fake. Hold on, there’s no malice intended in that statement. In fact, “Monkey...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Russell Crowe walked briskly through the lobby of the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., dressed to the nines: black suit, tie, a power-business look. But 10 minutes later, after his photo shoot, he plopped down on a hotel room couch...

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Cinderella, 105 min, Rated PGIf you see the title of the recently released “Cinderella” and shrug, feeling the story is all too familiar, wondering what could possibly be new in this narrative, know that you have not seen the...

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Not everyone loved “The Sound of Music.”Pauline Kael earned her critical spurs back in 1965, calling the beloved musical “the sugar-coated lie that people seem to want to eat … We have been turned into...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 5:33 PM

“Imperial Dreams,” the stirring tale of an aspiring writer enmeshed in crime-ridden Los Angeles ghetto life, swept both the juried and audience awards as Best Feature Film for the Ashland Independent Film Festival, which closed...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 7:10 PM

Didn't make it to the five-day Ashland Independent Film Festival that ran Thursday through Monday and wonder about some of the nearly 100 films shown were about? Did make it and wonder what others thought of the films? Hear are reviews of four of...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 6:57 PM

Stimulating, thought-provoking films abounded at the Ashland Independent Festival over the past weekend and the chat at the awards banquet Sunday evening at the Armory (see story, A5) were all about that: what moved your mind, flipped your switch...

Updated Apr 12, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Among the amazing movies shown over this long weekend of the five-day Ashland Independent Film Festival, “A River Between Us,” premiering Saturday to a sold-out house at the Ashland Street Cinema, pioneers new ground with a tale of...

Posted Apr 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I’m writing this the morning after seeing “The Longest Ride,” and I’m still smiling. Yes, the film comes from a Nicholas Sparks book, and no, an intervention is not needed. I don’t know what happened...

Posted Apr 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Varsity TheatreApril 10-16Deli ManFri.-Sun. early shows: 11:55, 2:10 Daily showtimes: 4:30, 6:50, 9:10Jewish culture...

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