In the Dark

‘The Gunman’

Starring: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem

Directed by: Pierre Morel

Rated: R

 

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Run All Night

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

Rated: R

 

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‘Unfinished Business’

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave France

Directed by: Ken Scott

Rated: R

 

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‘Focus’

Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie

Directed by: Glen Ficarra and John Requa

Rated: R

 

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Was it just me, or was that one of the longest and most boring Oscar shows in recent history? At one point, I jokingly told my guests that I would have to serve breakfast it Neil Patrick Harris didn’t wrap up that predictions-in-the-box joke which, unfortunately, wasn’t nearly as funny as he thought it was. 

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‘Still Alice’ poster

‘Still Alice’

Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin

Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

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Mr. TurnerStarring: Timothy Spall,Marion BaileyDirected by: Mike Leigh

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‘A Most Violent Year’

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain

Directed by: J.C. Chandor

Rated: PG-13

 

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There were some astonishing absences from the Oscar nominations last week, but one of the biggest has to be overlooking the star and director of “Selma.” David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay deserve to be among the nominees.

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Selma
boyhood

Last weekend, the Golden Globes showered “Boyhood” (available now on VOD) with the lion’s share of awards. Best Supporting Actress went to Patricia Arquette, Best Director (Drama) went to Richard Linklater and Best Drama went to the movie. It was quite a night for the Texas filmmaker’s grand experiment, as he has called it.

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