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Review: New on DVD for January 27 Special

This week’s releases include an old and new war drama; an Oscar-nominated performance alongside a plain-clothed superhero; a captivating story of betrayal and vengeance in two parts; and a silly sequel to an exhausted franchise.

Review: ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ is a new kind of vampire story Special

‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ is a skillfully constructed Iranian vampire love story from first-time writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour.

Review: Jennifer Aniston’s 'Oscar snub' for ‘Cake’ may not be unwarranted Special

‘Cake’ contains a marvellous performance by Jennifer Aniston, but being the best part of a film can sometimes be a disservice.

‘The Boy Next Door’ quickly loses its appeal Special

‘The Boy Next Door’ starts off steamy but gets cooler with every passing minute, and not even the hot bodies of Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman can turn back up the heat.

Review: ‘The Humbling’ is a quirky comedy that embraces its insanity Special

Al Pacino stars in Barry Levinson’s ‘The Humbling,’ a film about an aging stage actor who’s lost his mojo and is simultaneously losing touch with reality. A plot that sounds familiar, but not quite.

Review: Julianne Moore earns more than just an Oscar nom in ‘Still Alice’ Special

Julianne Moore delivers an outstanding performance in ‘Still Alice,’ in which she portrays a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Review: ‘Why Don’t You Play in Hell?’ is bloody good fun Special

‘Why Don’t You Play in Hell?’ is Sion Sono’s blood-soaked, comedic send-up to guerilla filmmaking and 35 mm film that concludes with a sword fight to glory.

Review: New on DVD for January 20 Special

This week’s releases include a few horror movies of varying quality; an Oscar-nominated animated movie; and the directorial debut of a veteran actor.

Review: Oscar-nominated doc ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ offers unique account Special

‘Last Days in Vietnam’ is a commanding Oscar-nominated documentary recounting the events just before the fall of Saigon, including evacuation efforts.

Review: 'Blackhat' isn’t getting past any quality filters Special

Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ is a film fraught with problems as it tries to tell the story of a Chinese-American collaborative effort to apprehend a cyber-terrorist.

Review: ‘Paddington’ movie is sweeter than marmalade Special

‘Paddington’ is an absolutely delightful screen adaptation that tells the story of a young bear who moves from the Amazon to London in search of a new home and family.

Review: ‘Two Days, One Night’ is an inspiring one-woman tour de force Special

‘Two Days, One Night’ is the turbulent journey of one woman who balances desperation and determination as she attempts to convince her co-workers not to fire her.

Review: New on DVD for January 13 Special

This week’s releases include the end of an era on HBO; a start-ups worst nightmare; a meatier but familiar narrative; an excellent Kiwi horror comedy; a sweet love story; and every girl’s best friends from the ‘80s.

TopFinds: Charlie Hebdo shootings; Marriott Wi-Fi controversy

Paris sees its worst violence in years as 12 people are killed at the office of magazine Charlie Hebdo. Marriott is in hot water over its Wi-Fi policy. The ongoing "sex slave" scandal may see Bill Clinton subpoenaed. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Review: ‘Taken 3’ closes the series with a thud, not a bang Special

Bryan Mills’ daughter is safe for most of ‘Taken 3’, but the same cannot be said for audiences seeking out the security of a formerly enjoyable franchise.

Review: New on DVD for January 6 Special

This week’s releases include a film that would be an awards contender in a dimmer year; a couple of strong first seasons; and two gripping thrillers that remind us not to allow strangers into our homes.

TopFinds: White House photos of the year; 'Blue Hole of Belize'

The White House's annual year in photos shows some candid moments. A mysterious blue hole in Belize may explain the demise of Mayan civilization. Hawaii sees a rare, invasive coconut crab. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Review: Something is lost ‘Into the Woods’ Special

‘Into the Woods’ merges several fairy tales into an unexceptional musical about a baker and his wife tasked with collecting four magical items for a witch.

Review: ‘Unbroken’ features relentless performances Special

‘Unbroken’ is based on the inspiring memoirs of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic long-distance athlete who became a prisoner of war during WWII.

Review: ‘Big Eyes’ is a light-hearted exposé about a renowned artist Special

‘Big Eyes’ tells the unbelievable yet fascinating story of Margaret Keane, who was literally the woman behind the man as her husband claimed credit for her popular artwork.

Review: New on DVD for December 23 Special

This week’s releases include a moving story inspired by unimaginable circumstances; a complex television series the demands your attention; and a thriller that never stops twisting.

TopFinds: Dick Cheney's CIA admission; rock with 30,000 diamonds

Dick Cheney admits some of those the CIA tortured were innocent. A strange rock with 30,000 diamonds is discovered in Russia. An unfortunate photo of Bill Clinton goes viral. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Review: Magic abounds in ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ Special

‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ goes global to give its beloved characters the send-off they deserve in the third and final installment.

Review: New on DVD for December 16 Special

This week’s releases include a highly recommendable comedy drama; a horror master’s magical tale; and the story of sewer dwellers who grow to be the greatest heroes above ground.

Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ fits best with other epic war pictures Special

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is Ridley Scott’s spectacular re-telling of the Biblical story about Moses and the Israelites’ emancipation, starring Christian Bale.

TopFinds: Animals 'go to heaven'; scientists create life's spark

Pope Francis declares that all animals go to heaven. Scientists recreate the "first spark of life." An interview with Jimmy Smits on the end of 'Sons of Anarchy.' Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Review: Nothing artificial about ‘The Imitation Game’ Special

‘The Imitation Game’ is the fascinating story of Alan Turing (played by an indelible Benedict Cumberbatch) and his contributions to a top secret military project that turned the tides in WWII.

Review: New on DVD for December 9 Special

This week’s releases include complete series sets for classic television from the ‘60s and ‘70s; the latest in Marvel’s big screen successes about a group of thieves-turned-heroes; and the first series of post-transformation adventures.

Review: ‘Gemma Bovery’ is an unremarkable affair Special

‘Gemma Bovery’ is a reworking of Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” in which a woman’s behaviour imitates the title character’s as a curious neighbour scrutinizes her activities.

TopFinds: Boy found behind 'false wall'; Blackberry's iPhone plan

A boy who was missing for four years was found behind a "false wall." A look at whether Blackberry's plan to swap iPhones for Passports is smart. A look at the controversial "most beautiful girl in the world," age nine. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
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