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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 […]

Spoiler alert: Katniss Everdeen is still a terrible name. From left: Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Photo credit: Murray Close

Spoiler alert: No more spoiler alerts

There’s an episode of “Magnum P.I.” in which Magnum (Tom Selleck), who played for Navy’s football team during his time at the academy, can’t watch that season’s Army-Navy game live on television. There’s a case or someone gets shot or something—you know how it goes with Magnum. This is all from distant memory, but Magnum […]

A new breed of bad guy, the kaiju, emerges from a breach in the ocean’s floor to destroy earth in the summer thriller Pacific Rim.

Film review: Pacific Rim knows no monster fight boundaries

Many years ago, when summer action blockbusters were a new-ish thing, my mother would say at their conclusion, “That movie was so loud.” It wasn’t really a complaint. It was an observation that, at 10 years-old, I found spurious. Maybe they were loud, maybe they weren’t. I was probably more interested in disagreeing with her. […]