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Pierce Brosnan entangled in a knotty spy story in ‘The November Man’

Nothing fresh is being brought to the table, but it’s a sufficient bit of fun for anyone who longs for the days of Brosnan’s spy swagger.

‘Love Is Strange’: Carried by John Lithgow, Alfred Molina chemistry

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Love may be weird, complicated and uncertain, but it is also wondrous.

“Love Is Strange” makes that case with a remarkable blend of tenderness, wit and intelligence. A deftly written and sensitive film about a longtime New York City couple dealt professional, economic and emotional …

‘Yves Saint Laurent’: Biopic plays up designer’s dark side

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A number of interesting films about fashion icons have been released in recent years with topics ranging from Coco Chanel, Valentino to Diana Vreeland and even Vogue magazine. Legendary French designer Yves Saint Laurent also is on the list. He first got the big-screen treatment …

‘A Letter to Momo’: Girl meets goblins in lesser Japanese animation

“A Letter to Momo” is a sweet tale of a sad girl who moves to a new place and meets supernatural pals. Writer-director Hiroyuki Okiura, however, does not match the high expectations for story and design set by other Japanese animators. Screened last fall at …

Mark Duplass faces marriage, Bears in his acting jobs

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You swear that you know him. Maybe it’s his work as Pete Eckhart on FX’s “The League,” returning in early September. Or perhaps it’s from his early indie work in 2005’s “The Puffy Chair” or 2012’s “Safety Not Guaranteed.” Mark Duplass might not be a …

‘If I Stay’: A teen in lame sort of limbo

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RICHARD ROEPER: Chloe Grace Moretz stars in a love story that plays like a high school version of “Ghost,” only less romantic and a little creepier.

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’: A dark, exhilarating sequel

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RICHARD ROEPER: There’s a lot of movie going on in these multiple storylines about cheating, gambling and plenty of killing.

‘The One I Love’: Routine romance takes a ‘Twilight Zone’ turn

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In addition to being fine actors, Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass share another trait: They’re attractive in a real-world, couple-that-lives-across-the-street sort of way. If that’s a backhanded compliment, hey, I’m still saying they’re pretty great. Moss and Duplass have, shall we say, challenging roles in …