Marjorie Baumgarten

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Movies: <i>The Giver</i> Giveth Jeff Bridges

The Giver Giveth Jeff Bridges

Co-producer Bridges plays the Giver of memories in a highly controlled future era that’s a drag for teens.

Movies: <i>The Expendables 3</i> is Thrice the Schlock

The Expendables 3 is Thrice the Schlock

Stallone adds a couple of unknown under 30s to his crowded roster of aging action stars in the third instalment.

Movies: <i>Boyhood</i> Is a True Masterwork

Boyhood Is a True Masterwork

Richard Linklater’s unique film -- 12 years in the making -- captures a boy’s coming of age.

Movies: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Monkeys vs. humans yet again, in strong story with weak action scenes.

Movies: <i>The Rover</i> is Taut Spellbinder

The Rover is Taut Spellbinder

Guy Pearce stars in well-acted, mysterious, bloody film.

Movies: Out of the Past

Out of the Past

Ida is a haunting story of a woman’s search for the truth in Poland.

Movies: Star Power Triumphs

Star Power Triumphs

Words and Pictures has weak story but terrific performances by Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.

Movies: The Plot to Make Us Fat

The Plot to Make Us Fat

The documentary Fed Up is a fresh look at how the food industry causes obesity.

Movies: The Joy of Cooking

The Joy of Cooking

Chef isn’t that original, but it’s a fun, tasty take on a cook’s bid to rediscover his passion for food.