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Benedict Cumberbatch

(Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, and Julieanne Nicholson star in "August: Osage County.")

Movie Review: ‘August: Osage County’

Meryl Streep is her usual powerhouse self as the domineering and vicious Violet, but it’s Julia Roberts who grabs us in ways she hasn’t before with her angry, edgy Barbara.

01/09/2014

("The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" stars Martin Freeman, right, as Bilbo Baggins.)

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Technically admirable the film may be, but it’s an hour too long.

12/12/2013

(Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in "12 Years a Slave.")

Movie Review: ’12 Years a Slave’

This true and harrowing story of a free black man kidnapped into slavery in 1841 hits like a sledgehammer.

10/24/2013

(Daniel Bruhl and Benedict Cumberbatch star in "The Fifth Estate.")

Movie Review: ‘The Fifth Estate’

The Fifth Estate may fancy itself a cyberthriller, but the thrills are few and far between.

10/17/2013

(Photo provided by Paramount)

Movie Review: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

This is as good as “Star Trek” gets, the equal of any of the previous chapters. And that’s saying something.

05/22/2013

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