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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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Uppers, downers in 2014


Now that’s Show Biz Year 2014 is down to its last two minutes (months, actually), it’s time to look back and cite the season’s top uppers and downers, as far as quality or the absence of it is concerned.

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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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Review: Hugh Jackman stars in wistful ‘The River’

Theater Review-The River

Those who find they haven’t really a taste for Jez Butterworth’s latest, enigmatic play will find a diversion to keep them happy — a cooking demonstration by Hugh Jackman.

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Jennifer Lawrence: Privacy loss takes heavy toll

The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence says she knew being a movie star would bring with it a certain loss of privacy. What she didn’t know, she says, was the deep emotional and even physical toll it would take.

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