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Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
Review: Laika's Travis Knight Makes Directorial Debut With "Kubo and the Two Strings"
Early in "Kubo and the Two Strings," our hero meekly strides into an ancient Japanese village marketplace the way Toshiro Mifune might have entered a Kurosawa film, but with greater bustle. Kubo, a young boy with bangs draped over his patched eye, is no traditional warrior. He sits down, pulls out...
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016
Presidential Campaign Ads, Political Marketing On Display To Show How Voters Are Wooed
A mishmash of voices and music blaring from video screens compete for attention inside a new art exhibit in Ohio looking at the images and sounds of presidential campaign television ads. In another show near New York City that explores how photos affect voters, snapshots of John Kennedy greeting...
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016
Review: Rogen and Goldberg's "Sausage Party"
It's happened. Someone has outdone the "Team America" puppet sex scene and even made it look somewhat quaint in comparison. Anyone even vaguely interested in the very R-rated animated film "Sausage Party " has likely heard whispers about the food orgy. Words can't even begin to do this sequence...
Monday, Aug. 8, 2016
Review: "Pete's Dragon" From Director David Lowery
After an exhausting summer buffet of set pieces, superheroes and whatever s-word you might use for "Suicide Squad," the gentle "Pete's Dragon" is a welcome palate cleanser. Where other summer movies are chest-thumping, it's quiet; where others are brashly cynical, it's sweetly sincere; where others...
Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
Review: Director Ira Sachs' "Little Men" 
When a generous patriarch dies, the lives of two families are altered in Ira Sachs' beautifully poignant slice of life drama "Little Men ." In the film, Brian Jardine (Greg Kinnear), a struggling actor, his wife, Kathy (Jennifer Ehle), a psychotherapist and the breadwinner of the family, and their...
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2016
Working Insights: Editors Discuss Netflix's "Narcos," Other Varied Projects
This feature kicks off our Summer Survey Series in which artisans from different disciplines discuss the creative challenges of, their contributions to, and lessons learned from a wide range of projects. We have several leading editors sharing insights into their work ranging from web series to...
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2016
Review: Director Justin Lin's "Star Trek Beyond" 
In the previous "Star Trek" installment, Spock cried. In the latest, "Star Trek Beyond," he laughs. And not just a little snicker, either, but a belly-full one. What bold explorations into the farthest reaches of the galaxy hold for Spock no one knows. A sigh? A hiccup? "Star Trek Beyond," like...
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2016
Review: Writer-Director Mike Birbiglia's "Don't Think Twice"
When people look back at the movies and television shows and podcasts and web series of today to see what 20 and 30 somethings were doing in 2016, they would not be misguided in assuming that everyone was in improv. Yes, the trials of the stand-up and improv-classes have been as thoroughly...
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016
Review: Woody Allen's "Cafe Society"
Woody Allen has outdone himself at age 80. Not only has he kept up his blistering pace of pushing out a movie a year, but this time he's really delivered two films, only loosely connected by jangling neurosis. "Cafe Society ," starring Jesse Eisenberg as the sweet but awkward Allen stand-in, is a...
Monday, Jul. 11, 2016
Review: Director Brad Furman's "Infiltrator" Starring Bryan Cranston
There's no shortage of drug trade dramas on the big and small screens, and Bryan Cranston has the unique misfortune of having been in one of the best. It makes his decision to go anywhere near that genre again a curious choice. "The Infiltrator ," starring Cranston as an undercover agent who loses...