What to do this week: April 23-29
TODAY through FRIDAY Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates William Shakespeare’s birthday (today) as part of the Week of Will with a Shakespeare Statue Tribute at the
Sandy Gallin, Hollywood agent and producer, dies
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Tom of Finland: From gay icon to mainstream sensation
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Fewer indie films are opening in theaters, and filmmakers are fine with that
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Kurt Russell, 'the most famous cult actor in the world,' plays, well, a planet in 'Guardians' sequel
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'My Friend Dahmer,' movie based on Cleveland artist John 'Derf' Backderf's graphic novel, premieres tonight at Tribeca Film Festival
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'Free Fire' review: Brie Larson stands out in violent-but-bland '70s shoot-'em-up
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'The Pickle Recipe' is not tart enough (review)
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'The Promise' aims to be epic, falls short
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'Born in China' is a spectacular Disney nature documentary (review)
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'Staying Vertical' review: A screenwriter, his anxieties and wolves in the French countryside
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'Unforgettable' review: Til death do you part
Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson fight over a man, no holds barred
'The Promise' captures the drama and horror of the Great War, Armenian genocide (review)
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'Graduation' review: Romanian drama thoughtfully depicts human tendency to cheat
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'Born in China' review: Breathtaking scenes for nature lovers of any age
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'The Promise' review: Armenian genocide takes back seat to love triangle
Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale star in an unsympathetic love story that diminishes the Armenian genocide. 2 stars
‘Unforgettable’: a deliciously awful film for the ages
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Toxic-relationship thriller ‘Unforgettable’ is uninspired
Actress Katherine Heigl lacks the key to a crazy ex-wife: The look that strikes terror.
‘The Transfiguration’: A different take on the teen vampire movie
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‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’ is in search of an answer
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‘The Promise’ presents a love triangle amid the atrocities of war
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‘The Lost City of Z’ is a throwback to old-school adventure epics
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‘Free Fire’ is a one-room chamber piece of depravity and violence
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‘Cezanne et moi’ examines the friendship of Emile Zola and Paul Cézanne
Both artists sought to break open the formal languages of their respective forms.
‘Born in China,’ starring a panda cub, monkey and snow leopard, elicits awe
Disneynature doc takes viewers to remote and breathtaking wildernesses.
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Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell and Karen Gillan were among those in attendance at the sequel's world premiere in Hollywood.
Movie Minute: 'The Promise,' pandas and a lost city (video)
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'The Lost City of Z': Charlie Hunnam leads Amazon expedition in spellbinding drama
Read Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune review of the Amazon jungle exploration adventure starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller. 3.5 stars.
'Norman' review: Richard Gere persuasive as a desperate New York 'consultant'
Read Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune review of new comedy starring Richard Gere as a desperate New York "consultant" and his myriad schemes. 3.5 stars.
Japan, take pride in 'Your Name.'
Two weeks ago, the United States' box office saw a surprising animated feature take the top spot and generate large amounts of discussion — and memes
Relationships at heart of this year's Latino Film Fest
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Scorpions on your leg? 'Lost City of Z' director talks about filming in jungle
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‘Finest’ a charming war movie about making war movies
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‘The Promise’ is too fictional a take on Armenian genocide
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