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Movie Review: ‘The Boy Next Door’

It gets more ludicrous, more preposterous, and more unconvincing as it proceeds, and ends up as such a parody of itself, it plays out like a satirical Saturday Night Live sketch.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/24/2015

(Julianne Moore stars in "Still Alice.")

Movie Review: ‘Still Alice’

Julianne Moore, in an Oscar-nominated performance as an Alzheimer’s victim, calibrates and reveals her decline subtly but unmistakably.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(Jennifer Aniston, right, stars in "Cake.")

Movie Review: ‘Cake’

(2½ stars out of 4)Jennifer Aniston, blessed with exquisite comic timing, acquits herself nicely with this venture into drama.

01/22/2015

(Josh Gad and Kevin Hart star in "The Wedding Ringer.")

Movie Review: ‘The Wedding Ringer’

This screenplay, instead of exploring the main characters or their actions, resorts to lengthy, pointless, amateurish slapstick sequences.

01/17/2015

(Bradley Cooper stars in "American Sniper.")

Movie Review: ‘American Sniper’

Bradley Cooper stars as real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who did four tours of duty in Iraq and became the most accomplished and decorated marksman in US history.

01/15/2015

(Ben Wishaw is the voice of Paddington in this otherwise live-action movie.)

Movie Review: ‘Paddington’

Ben Wishaw is the voice of Paddington in this otherwise live-action movie.

01/15/2015

Ethan Hawke stars in Predestination. (credit: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

Movie Review: ‘Predestination’

‘Predestination’ is an intricate and unorthodox science fiction thriller and psychological drama about a temporal agent, so-called because he travels through time to prevent major crimes before they occur.

01/10/2015

(credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Inherent Vice’

Extolling the virtues of Inherent Vice presents an imposing challenge: first you’ve got to find them. Best of luck.

01/09/2015

David Oyelowo portrays Martin Luther King Jr. in the  film 'Selma.' (credit:  Paramount Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Selma’

Both timeless and timely, ‘Selma’ addresses the life of Martin Luther King by concentrating on one chapter in his storied history.

01/08/2015

(Jack O’Connell stars as Louie Zamperini in "Unbroken.")

Movie Review: ‘Unbroken’

We exited the theatre wishing the film had worked us up to a higher emotional plane.

12/30/2014

(Eddie Redmayne stars as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife in "The Theory of Everything.")

Bill Wine’s Top 10 Movies of 2014

According to the voting members of the Academy of Me, Myself, and I, here are the top ten movies of 2014!

12/30/2014

(Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams star in "Big Eyes.")

Movie Review: ‘Big Eyes’

She did the work, but he took the credit.

12/30/2014

(Anna Kendrick stars as Cinderella in "Into The Woods.")

Movie Review: ‘Into The Woods’

It’s a pity that Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics, as always prodigiously clever, don’t manage to affect or amuse us even as they showcase his genius.

12/24/2014

(Benedict Cumberbatch stars as legendary cryptographer Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game.")

Movie Review: ‘The Imitation Game’

It’s five movies in one, and all of them are engrossing and impressive.

12/24/2014

Mark Wahlberg stars as  Jim Bennett in 'The Gambler.' (credit: Paramount Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘The Gambler’

Mark Wahlberg stars in ‘The Gambler,’ a remake that you don’t have to compare with the same-titled 1974 version, which starred James Caan.

12/24/2014

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