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From left, Amy Adams and Christian Bale play Lynne and Dick Cheney, and Sam Rockwell and Andrea Wright play George and Laura Bush in “Vice.” (Courtesy Matt Kennedy/ Annapurna Pictures)

‘Vice’ energetically details Dick Cheney’s rise to power

“Vice,” written and directed by Adam McKay, is messy going as it…

 

Timothee Chalamet, left, and Steve Carell are impressive in “Beautiful Boy.” (Courtesy Amazon Studios)

‘Beautiful Boy’ depicts toll of addiction with depth

Outstanding lead performances make up for the oppressiveness of the repetitive rehab-and-relapse…

 

Director Richard Linklater, left, and Bryan Cranston work on the set of “Last Flag Flying.” (Courtesy Wilson Webb).

Richard Linklater chats about ‘Last Flag Flying’s’ rich characters, performances

Richard Linklater has been on a roll in recent years, with outstanding…

 

Directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, center, work on “Battle of the Sexes.” (Courtesy Melinda Sue Gordon/Twentieth Century Fox)

Husband-wife filmmakers take on Riggs-King tennis battle

It might have been easy to make a typical good-girl-vs.-bad-guy movie version…

Directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, center, work on “Battle of the Sexes.” (Courtesy Melinda Sue Gordon/Twentieth Century Fox)
From left, Steve Carell, Adam McKay and Ryan Gosling attend the premiere of “The Big Short” in New York. (Courtesy  Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Adam McKay gives finance sex appeal in ‘Big Short’

Filmmaker Adam McKay doesn’t think the subject of his new banking-themed movie…

From left, Steve Carell, Adam McKay and Ryan Gosling attend the premiere of “The Big Short” in New York. (Courtesy  Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher’ a multifaceted wrestling flick

Though it took eight years, Oscar-nominated director Bennett Miller finally realized "Foxcatcher."…

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