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Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky” (1976). Photo: United Artists

Review: Rise of an Italian Stallion

Rocky: Much rougher, and has a much bigger heart than the sequels.

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Eddie Izzard and John Cleese.

John Cleese at 75

The creativity and sheer insolence that have been hallmarks of John Cleese’s career are still there.

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Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in “Boyhood”. Photo: IFC Productions

Review: 12 Summers with Mason

Boyhood: Considering the ambition and time spent, one is almost afraid to criticize it. But it’s hard to find flaws.

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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”. Photo: Focus Features

Quick Take: A Brief History of Hawking

The Theory of Everything: A beautiful and touching story of a truly remarkable personal triumph.

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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on “CBS This Morning”. Photo: CBS

Ben Bradlee: Irresistible Nostalgia

Somehow it’s comforting to know that even a giant like Ben Bradlee had his human failures.

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Sharon Osbourne on “The Talk”. Photo: CBS

Zellweger’s New Face: What Next?

Apart from the obvious feminist angle, perhaps it should be discussed exactly where advances in plastic surgery are taking us.

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Brad Pitt in “Fury”. Photo: Sony Pictures

Quick Take: Blood and Mud

Fury: An oddly fascinating nightmare; the cast delivers, especially Brad Pitt.