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Mother Seeks Long-Lost Son in True Tale of Overwhelming Regret

Philomena Lee (Dame Judi Dench) made a big mistake as a teenager. She had sex with a boy (D.J. McGrath) whom she had just met at a carnival and became…

Nebraska: Father and Son Bond During Road Trip to Nebraska

Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is a 77-year-old addlepated alcoholic whose brain is so damaged that he’s convinced that he’s struck it rich after getting a mass-mailed letter announcing that the…

Idris Is Impressive in Adaptation of Revered Icon’s Autobiography, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson “Madiba” Mandela (Idris Elba) secretly started writing his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom while still serving what he had every reason to believe would be a life sentence on…

Out of the Furnace: Ex-Con Searches for Missing Sibling in Revenge Thriller

Russell Baze (Christian Bale) is stuck in a dead-end job at a rural Pennsylvania steel mill that is rumored to be closing soon. However, he’s not in a position to…

Sequel Finds Katniss Competing in Another Death Match

The Hunger Games book trilogy has so captured the collective imagination of children the world over that it has already eclipsed Harry Potter as the best-selling children’s book series of…

Dallas Buyers Club: Matthew McConaughey Delivers Oscar-Quality Performance

Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) was informed that he had 30 days to live when he was diagnosed as being HIV positive in 1986. While pharmaceutical companies around the world were…

The Best Man Holiday: Sequel Finds Reunited Friends Romancing and Reminiscing

When released in 1999, The Best Man was dismissed by some as merely an African American version of The Big Chill, and by others as the black male answer to…

Last Vegas: A Bachelor Party Reunion in Nostalgic Buddy Comedy

Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman), and Sam (Kevin Kline) were inseparable when they were growing up in Flatbush back in the 50s. They managed to…

Highly Anticipated “Can’t Miss” Crime Thriller Misses the Mark

It’s easy to see why this crime thriller got the green light in Hollywood. First of all, it was written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy whose No Country for Old…

12 Years a Slave: Chiwetel Ejiofor Stars in Adaptation of African-American Memoir

Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a black man who was born a free man in upstate New York in 1808. A skilled carpenter and fiddler, he and his wife (Kelsey…