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A Grouch Gradually Grows Grudgingly Grateful In 'A Man Called Ove'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:00pm

A Swedish curmudgeon slowly comes to accept the help of his neighbors in this familiar, crowd-pleasing film shot through with bracing moments of dark comedy.

In 'Deepwater Horizon,' Oil And Water Don't Make A Good Mix

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Peter Berg's movie about the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ratchets up the cinematic tension, but quickly devolves into rote disaster-movie clichés.

A Legend Of Creepy Hollows: 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:00pm

Tim Burton's latest is a dreamlike and visually striking fable; the presence of a satisfyingly eerie Eva Green keeps its overcomplicated story from sinking into muddled incoherence.

Woody Allen Presents First TV Series, 'Crisis In Six Scenes,' On Amazon

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

Woody Allen's first foray into television, Crisis in Six Scenes, debuts on Amazon Friday. The series is a six-part comedy set in the 1960s with a cast that includes Miley Cyrus.

Filmmaker Andrea Arnold On 'American Honey' And Preserving Mystery In Film

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:57pm

Arnold's latest film, which won the Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of a group of abandoned teenagers who travel together selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

In 'You're The Worst,' Even The Most Flawed Characters Find Love

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:57pm

Producer Stephen Falk and actress Aya Cash discuss their FXX series about two self-centered people who fall in love. The characters are "stand-ins for the dark parts of all of us," Falk says.

Old West Gunslinging Meets Futuristic Androids In HBO's 'Westworld'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 11:12am

HBO's latest series is a high-tech theme park, whose visitors get to live out their wildest dreams of being in the Old West. Critic John Powers calls Westworld an "unexpectedly resonant show."

Hardboiled Historical Noir With A Heart In 'By Gaslight'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

Steven Price's hefty new novel stars William Pinkerton, whose father founded the famous detective agency that bears his name, plus a colorful cast of Victorian ne'er-do-wells. And a severed head.

Hip Hop And Superheroes Inspire 'Luke Cage' Showrunner Cheo Coker

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:35am

Cheo Coker was a well-respected journalist chronicling hip hop and pop before he moved to film and TV. His latest gig is as showrunner on Marvel's highly anticipated black superhero series, Luke Cage.

How Carli Lloyd Became A Soccer Star 'When Nobody Was Watching'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:32am

Lloyd's journey to success was long and hard-fought. In her new memoir, she describes how she nearly quit playing soccer, and reveals painful details about her strained relationship with her parents.

When Mrs. Eisele Took Manhattan: Big City Failed To Awe Minnesota Journalist

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:09pm

In 1936, Country Home magazine sent its "rural correspondent of the year" Susan Eisele on a trip to NYC. With a 6-week-old in tow, she soaked up the city and hit it off with hard-bitten newspapermen.

Agnes Nixon, 'Queen Of Modern Daytime Drama,' Dies at 93

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:47pm

Soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon created All My Children and One Life to Live. She was known for exploring challenging and taboo social issues through daytime television.

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