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  • Reel Critics: Not much shading in 'Black or White'

    Actor and producer Kevin Costner put up millions of his own money to finance his latest film, "Black or White." He also shares starring roles with fellow Oscar winner Octavia Spencer ("The Help"). Both are excellent as the opposing grandparents of a beautiful mixed-race granddaughter, Eloise.
  • Reel Critics: A little McCarthy goes a long way

    The oversized comedy of Melissa McCarthy is best served as a side dish in a cinematic meal. "Bridesmaids" had just the right amount of her unfettered antics. That film's recipe called for her to share the spotlight with several other women. But now...

    Reel Critics: 'Extremely' good and 'Incredibly' emotional

    Few films have more award-winning talent than"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock need no introduction. Director Stephen Daldry earned Oscar nominations for "The Hours" and "The Reader." Eric Roth wrote the screenplays for"...

    Mailbag: Weinstein not the problem in 'Iron Lady'

    Re "Iron Lady' portrayal is inaccurate," Mailbag, Jan. 27 I read with great interest Dr. R. Claire Friend's letter regarding "The Iron Lady," currently in release in movie theaters. While I share Friend's disappointment in how the story unfolded (all too...

    Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare

    Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare
    It's easy to get burnt out on the endless parade of superheroes marching across the summer cinema screens. The loud pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction make it difficult to care about the central characters. Whether it's Superman, Iron Man, Spider-...