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Peter Capaldi and Peter Riegert in “Local Hero”. Photo: Goldcrest

Review: Keep Watching the Skies

Local Hero: Its quirky sense of humor adds to the charm, and makes the director’s attack on capitalism look adorable.

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Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

Review: Blood, Sweat and Tears

Whiplash: Will forever be a major moment in the careers of its director, J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. 

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Glen Campbell in “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”. Photo: Area 23a

All Five Best Song Oscar Nominees 2015

A truly weird category this year since two of the candidates are favorites partly because the movies were snubbed in bigger categories. 

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Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris in the 2011 Tony Awards show. Photo: CBS

They Will Win Oscars This Sunday

Every category predicted – including one that will piss me off if I don’t see my favorite win.

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Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, W. Earl Brown and Sean Bridgers in “Deadwood”. Photo: HBO

Review: How the West Was Won

Deadwood: The show’s primary strength was its production value and the excellent cast, headlined by Ian McShane.

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Leona Axelsen, Miranda Frydman, Helena Engström, Josefin Asplund, Irma von Platen and Hanna Asp in “The Circle”. Photo: Disney

Quick Take: High School Witches

The Circle: A somewhat lumbering, overlong film that paints a credible portrait of teen life in a small town.

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Simon Pegg on “Conan”. Photo: TBS

Simon Pegg Turns 45… And Perhaps Invincible

If the adventure pays off, his future in Hollywood looks limitless.