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  • A 'real' portrait of 'Big Eyes' artist Margaret Keane

    A 'real' portrait of 'Big Eyes' artist Margaret Keane

    Margaret Keane sighs softly and shifts uncomfortably in her seat. She's just been asked to describe what she felt the first time she saw "Big Eyes," the new Tim Burton film about her life and her art — paintings of waifish children with weepy saucer eyes that became ubiquitous in the 1960s. Looking...

  • PBS' 'Victoria' is good, but not as royally entertaining as 'The Crown'

    PBS' 'Victoria' is good, but not as royally entertaining as 'The Crown'

    “Victoria,” debuting Sunday on PBS’ “Masterpiece,” is a perfectly entertaining period piece that has the misfortune of arriving shortly after a similarly themed but dramatically more compelling series, Netflix’s “The Crown.” The seven-part series, which has already been renewed for a second season,...

  • 'Hidden Figures' triumphs at the holiday weekend box office, while Affleck and Scorsese fizzle

    'Hidden Figures' triumphs at the holiday weekend box office, while Affleck and Scorsese fizzle

    In an unusually crowded Martin Luther King Jr. weekend box-office race, a strong group of holdovers managed to fend off an underperforming crop of new and expanding films featuring some of the industry’s biggest names. The inspirational drama “Hidden Figures” took the top spot for the second week...

  • Listing a winter's worth of movies

    Listing a winter's worth of movies

    Below are the films opening theatrically through April 21. Release dates and other details are subject to change. Sadly, “Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies” (Jan. 13) and “My Entire High School is Sinking Into the Sea” (2017 TBA) fall outside this window. Jan. 20 Alone in Berlin After their son...

  • Trump team's inauguration performers face pressure as Jennifer Holliday backs out

    Trump team's inauguration performers face pressure as Jennifer Holliday backs out

    After weeks of speculation, Donald Trump’s inaugural committee has shared its list of performers for next week’s celebrations. Country music star Toby Keith, rock band 3 Doors Down and patriotic staple Lee Greenwood join a roster that includes “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Jackie Evancho, the...

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