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Held hostage by his own immortality, The Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman), mutates his way through a thrilling superhero flick. Photo credit Ben Rothstein.

Film review: The Wolverine is a comic book blast

Now that we’re six films into the X-Men series, it’s about time we got one that can stand on its own. It’s not that viewers should skip all the other X-Men films—but seriously, skip Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand, the truly wretched X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Bryan Singer’s original X-Men—but Hugh Jackman is captivating […]

Kristin Wiig (left) and Annette Bening co-star in the you-can’t-go-home-again comedy Girl Most Likely. Photo provided by Lionsgate.

Film review: Girl Most Likely fumbles through a series of bad choices

Give Kristen Wiig credit: She’s clearly not interested in repeating the Bridesmaids formula. And though Girl Most Likely has, at least on the surface, some plot threads in common with Wiig’s breakthrough movie—she’s a loser who moves home with her mother (Annette Bening)—it’s a decidedly more somber picture. That’s not to say Girl Most Likely […]

Mathieu Amalric portrays Jean-Dominique Bauby in the powerful biopic 
The Diving Bell and The Butterfly. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Blending the tragic with the triumphant, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly depicts the life of renowned magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, after suffering a stroke that paralyzed his entire body except his left eye, used a blinking code to write his own memoir in 1997. Adapted to film by director Julian Schnabel in 2007, the remarkable story has […]