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Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Like most of its predecessors, it’s an involving and intriguing, visually arresting entertainment about mutant superheroes with astonishing otherworldly powers who are second-class citizens, metaphorically speaking.

05/22/2014

Best Actor nominees for the 86th Academy Awards. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Oscar Pix And Predix: Actors

The Oscars are upon us, and the slates of nominees on display on Sunday evening during the Academy Awards ceremony are the usual mix of familiar faces and first-timers.

02/24/2014

(Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in “12 Years a Slave.”)

Bill Wine’s Top 10 Movies of 2013

What were the year’s most stimulating and/or satisfying and/or admirable moviegoing experiences of the outgoing year? Here’s our resident critic’s personal list.

12/31/2013

(Michael Fassbender, right, and Brad Pitt star in "The Counselor.")

Movie Review: ‘The Counselor’

Star power can take a movie like this one only so far.

10/25/2013

(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

(Noomi Rapace stars in "Prometheus," from the same director who brought us the chilling "Alien" series.)

Movie Review: ‘Prometheus’

Like its namesake in Greek mythology, “Prometheus” is an intelligent but flawed titan that steals metaphorical fire and then is punished by being compared to a classic.

06/09/2012

(Kristen Stewart stars in "Snow White and the Huntsman." Credit: Universal Pictures)

Your Summer Movie Preview

So what do June, July, and August have in store for us as mainstream attractions compete for box office dollars? Plenty!

05/24/2012

(Gina Carano stars in "Haywire.")

Movie Review: ‘Haywire’

Steven Soderbergh has gone Haywire, and the results are entertaining if uninspiring.

01/20/2012

(Kiera Knightley, right, and Michael Fassbender star in "A Dangerous Method."  Credit: Sony Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘A Dangerous Method’

“A Dangerous Method” explores the early years of modern psychiatry. It’s not a love triangle, but it’s close.

01/06/2012

(Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan play a brother and sister in "Shame.")

Movie Review: ‘Shame’

Ambiguity is fine as far as it goes, but at a certain point we begin to resent the superficiality of this director’s approach.

12/10/2011

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Your Holiday Movie Preview

What are the end-of-the-year flicks that we’ll be flocking to during the holiday season and beyond?

12/02/2011

(Jason Flemyng and January Jones are among the stars of "X-Men: First Class."  Photo provided)

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: First Class’

“X-Men: First Class” is absolutely exceptional, the fifth and best of the bunch.

06/03/2011

("Fast Five")

Bill Wine’s Summer Movie Preview

What will moviegoers be looking forward to, flocking to, then fleeing from or returning to, on theatre screens between now and late August?

05/14/2011

(Mia Wasikowska stars in the latest rendering of the Gothic novel "Jane Eyre.")

Movie Review: ‘Jane Eyre’

Mia Wasikowska plays the titular protagonist: a poor, plain-speaking, and observant young woman who struggles to become independent against all odds.

03/24/2011

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