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OPENING: Shutter Island (R) Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as U.S. marshals sent to investigate the disappearance...

North Carolina Burning

It all started with a casual remark. In 1970, Timothy Tyson was an 11-year-old white boy growing up in Oxford, N.C., when one of...

GasLand Drills for Answers

In December 2008, live-theater producer and filmmaker Josh Fox (his 2008 film, Memorial Day, was based on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal) was approached...

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OPENING: The Wolfman (R) Benicio del Toro stars as an American man who becomes a werewolf during a visit to Victorian England to find his...

Love Is All Around

Even before Valentine's Day has reached the theaters, gimlet-eyed observers are already comparing it to the 2003 British film Love Actually, both movies being...

Need a Lift?

The Sundance Film Festival may be known for earnest, small-scale dramas, but it also has been the launching pad for some brutally simple low-budget...

Film Shorts

OPENING: An Education (PG-13) This radiant and gently heartbreaking drama is one of 2009's best movies. The Oscar-nominated Carey Mulligan stars as a 16-year-old Londoner...

Letters to Savannah

In her recent, cautiously positive review of Extraordinary Measures, film critic Dana Stevens advanced the idea on Slate that the movie world's new guilty...

One-Part Drama

The key to understanding what's right and what's wrong with Edge of Darkness is knowing that it's based on a British TV miniseries. Our...

Film Shorts

Opening: La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet (NR) Documentarian Frederick Wiseman (Titicut Follies, High School) follows the company through one season as it produces seven...