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Norte’ described as ‘a tour de force of slow cinema’

Sid Lucero in “Norte”. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

“Norte” tells the Dostoyevskian stories of a law school dropout and an impoverished couple whose fates are linked, and altered, by the brutal murder of a loan shark.

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Review: Revolution gathering in ‘Mockingjay

In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1." AP

All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss’s (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate act was perceived as subversion, inciting populist uprisings and devastating counter attacks by the governing elite.

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‘The Judge’: Objection! Badgering the moviegoer

Downey and
prove that talent
can keep any
movie humming.

Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you’ll have a movie, a truism that “The Judge” does its damnedest to disprove.

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Dracula gets a popcorn-y makeover in ‘Untold’

LUKE Evans plays a merciless warrior-turned-family man.

Historical and mythical bogeyman Dracula gets a trendy, effects-heavy makeover in “Dracula Untold.”

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Maria Leonora Teresa: Cautionary chiller lacks sinister edge

STA. MARIA, MARUDO AND CALZADO. Portray parents coping with grief.

Wenn Deramas first foray into horror has all the elements of an effective screen chiller—a terrifying back story about a crime that has been conveniently swept under the rug, grieving parents (Jodi Sta. Maria, Iza Calzado, Zanjoe Marudo) who can’t get over their children’s untimely deaths, and creepy talking dolls that go bump in the night.

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