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Robert Mitchum in “The Longest Day”. Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Review: Turning a War Around

The Longest Day: All military matters, including battles, are staged in credible, exciting and horrifying ways that give us an idea of what a massive operation this was.

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“Home”. Photo: DreamWorks 

Quick Take: Home Sweet Home

Home: Fun efforts by Jim Parsons and Steve Martin help this animated comedy a lot.

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Trisha Paytas and Richard Grieco in “Viral Video”. Photo: #TrishHorrorFilm

Richard Grieco at 50: Where is He Now?

His career hasn’t exactly lived up to its promise from the late 1980s.

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Ted Cruz on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”. Photo: NBC

Ted Cruz: Signing Up for the Clown Car

A fresh campaign ad explores Ted Cruz’s background – every disastrous political move he’s made is presented in whitewashed fashion.

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Bianca Kronlöf in “Underdog”. Photo: TriArt Film

Quick Take: Penniless in Oslo

Underdog: Well-written social critique, boosted by Bianca Kronlöf’s performance.

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Christopher Reeve in “Superman” (1978). Photo: Warner

Review: The Rise of Reeve

Superman: Christopher Reeve, who was a newcomer at the time, manages to find just the right amount of heroism and comedy.

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William Hurt. Photo: DP/30

William Hurt at 65: Refusing to Be Boring

He’s a very serious actor. I only wish that he would find good parts in good movies more often.