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Movie review: “Age of Ultron” is overstuffed but anything but disappointing

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is a little overstuffed and a little overlong. One thing it’s not, even a little, is disappointing.
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Movie review: “Hyena” howls at a bleak moon in cop tale

The UK crime drama “Hyena” opens with what appears to be an organized heist, as masked men ransack a nightclub, beating men and stealing drugs.
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Movie review: See two great acting performances in “Clouds of Sils Maria”

The winding drama “Clouds of Sils Maria” is ambitious and uneven, but it offers a showcase for two great actresses: one you might suspect, one you might not.
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Movie review: Photographer doc “The Salt of the Earth” almost feels like a photo exhibit

In the age of the smart phone, everyone is a photographer. I’m as guilty as anyone of thinking I’m some sort of Instagram artiste, but I’ve also known enough professional photographers over the years to know the reality.
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Movie review: “Wolf at the Door” spins affair into kidnapping drama

I just learned that the soap-opera premise of the Brazilian export “A Wolf at the Door” is based on actual events. I know that films play free and loose with stories inspired by real life, but that just made an already chilling movie a little more impactful.
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