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  • 4 days ago | Film Reviews

    Sometimes a face is enough to anchor a movie. In writer-director Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth, Elisabeth Moss plays Catherine, a young city-dweller who, after recently suffering both her father's death by suicide and a crushing breakup, treks ...

  • 4 days ago | Film Reviews

    A sense of humor will take you far in life, even along a daunting stretch of the Appalachian Trail. In his hugely popular 1998 book A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson chronicled his attempt to hike the full length of the trail, from Georgia to Maine...

  • 4 days ago | Film Reviews

    There's a lot to laugh at in Daniel Lee's faux-historical Silk Road adventure Dragon Blade, not least of which is the sight of Adrien Brody as corrupt Roman consul Tiberius wearing a tumble of raven-colored beauty-queen curls and purring in a phon...

  • 4 days ago | Film Reviews

    Even if you're the sort who believes there can be no such thing as too much political coverage, it can't hurt to cast a fond glance back to 1968, when only three networks — NBC, CBS, and the perennial laggard ABC — jockeyed for the attention of th...

  • Sometimes a face is enough to anchor a movie. In writer-director Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth, Elisabeth Moss plays Catherine, a young city-dweller who, after recently suffering both her father's death by suicide and a crushing...

  • In the summer of '68, as the Democratic and Republican conventions drew near, ABC News officials wondered how they might boost their sorry ratings. The event they conceived was risky: Over the course of the conventions, two of the most respected...

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