Michael Gambon

(Pauline Collins and Maggie Smith are among the "certain age" stars of Quartet, directed by Dustin Hoffman.)

Movie Review: ‘Quartet’

First-time director Dustin Hoffman knows enough about acting to allow his seasoned British thespians to do their thing by staying out of their way.

01/17/2013

("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows")

Home Video Report: Harry Potter’s Swan Song Hits DVD

Among the big names on this week’s home video list, Gwyneth Paltrow plays an emotionally troubled country singer torn between her husband and a rising young star in “Country Strong.”

04/12/2011

(Colin Firth, left, and Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech."  Photo provided)

Movie Review: The King’s Speech 

This fact-based comedic drama, originally intended to be a stage play, is better than fine — it’s magnificent.

12/16/2010

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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Question: Has the final Harry Potter book been halved for the movie screen for commercial reasons or artistic ones? Answer: Yes.

11/18/2010

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