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Review: Glenn Close creates movie magic in ‘The Wife’

Close owns this movie, from beginning to end; it’s a performance of such intelligence and subtlety that only when the movie is long over do you start wondering about whether the plot holds up. I’m not sure that it does, but I don’t think it matters.

Review: ‘The Nun’ is a total, screaming blast

Step aside, “Halloween.” Forget it, “Paranormal Activity.” Nice try, “Scream.” “The Conjuring” franchise has steadily become the most dependable horror film franchise of late, conquering the box office with good old-fashioned and flawlessly executed spooks and scares, with a few interesting ideas to boot.

Review: It’s a mystery why ‘Papillon’ remake was made

“Papillon,” a remake of the 1973 film about Devil’s Island inmate Henri “Papillon” Charriere, could be described as a prison drama, but it’s probably just as accurate to call the new movie a mystery. The central conundrum is this: Why on earth would anyone try to improve on – let alone equal – the rousingly entertaining, if melodramatic, original?