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(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

(Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis star in "Annie.")

Movie Review: ‘Annie’

Yes, the sun’ll come out tomorrow. But will you? Not for this easy-to-knock Annie, you won’t.

12/18/2014

(Ben Stiller, center, stars in "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.")

Movie Review: ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’

This is a fuzzy fantasy-comedy in which the figures come to life, but the movie doesn’t.

12/18/2014

("The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies")

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

Like its predecessors, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies leaves you wanting less.

12/17/2014

(Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson star in "Top Five.")

Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

Chris Rock wrote, directed, and stars in this fitfully funny and focused-on-fame film as a recovering-alcoholic comedian trying to reinvent himself as a movie star.

12/11/2014

(Christian Bale plays Moses in "Exodus: Gods and Kings.")

Movie Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Director Ridley Scott has always been a visual stylist, and he outdoes himself in that regard with the astonishing computer-generated visual effects of this arresting, immensely-scaled spectacle.

12/11/2014