Carey Mulligan

From left, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould and Jake Gyllenhaal are excellent in “Wildlife.” (Courtesy IFC Films)

‘Wildlife’ compassionately portrays a family in crisis

Paul Dano extends the empathy and sensitivity he’s demonstrated as an actor…


COURTESY ALEX BAILEYCarey Mulligan is excellent as Bathsheba Everdene in the new film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel “Far From the Madding Crowd.”

Thomas Hardy novel looks good on film again

Prettiness eclipses passion in "Far From the Madding Crowd," a new version…


Courtesy photoTaking chances: Michael Fassbender’s unsettling performance as a sex addict — and enigma — is notable in the NC-17-rated “Shame.”

‘Shame’ a provocative view of a pathetic life

The New York of Steve McQueen’s “Shame” is not the awe-inspiring world…