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Welcome departure from popular cinema’s desultory norm

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Chloe Grace Moretz

Teen and young-adult viewers empathize strongly with the current film, “If I Stay,” which is about a teen cello prodigy who unexpectedly finds herself falling in love with a rocker.

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‘At the Devil’s Door’ on screens September 24

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A muddled follow-up to his well-acclaimed horror film debut “The Pact” comes another exceptionally crafted Nicholas McCarthy story that will pull you as soon as the opening credits have cut.

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Memorable feat of cinema

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“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.” Deeper significance and emotional pertinence.

The most pleasant viewing surprise we got this week was the live-action film version of “Beauty and the Beast.” It turns out that this is a French production, a welcome alternative to the slick “blockbuster” Hollywood approach that we’re more used to.

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Irreverent road-trip comedy banks on women power

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MCCARTHY, BATES AND SARANDON. Romance isn’t the only thing that makes their journey eventful.

There are crass jokes and politically incorrect situations in Ben Falcone’s “Tammy”—but, the cool confidence of the film’s supporting actresses, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates and Sandra Oh, rub off on the movie and its polarizing lead star, Melissa McCarthy. The characters the trio portrays don’t always make the right decisions in life, but they stand by their choices and refuse to get trapped in the perceived limitations of their gender.

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‘Equalizer’s’ Denzel Washington explores his craft in Toronto

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Easing into filming, becoming too emotionally involved in a role, and the pros and cons of playing a fictional versus real person – acclaimed American actor Denzel Washington shared Sunday how he approaches acting.

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