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  • In 1972, novelist Robb White wrote the desert thriller Deathwatch, about a rich hunter named Madec who accidentally kills a human in the Mojave and decides to cover up his mistake by murdering his guide. Two years later, it was turned into...

  • How monkish young writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) supports himself is unclear. What is clear is that in Victor Levin's romantic drama, we're supposed to cut our hearts open for the poor dear simply because he so badly wants to be a great author. He...

  • 5 days ago | Film and TV

    Victor Levin’s 5 to 7 is a romantic drama about a young writer in Manhattan that could be a superhero flick if its leading man wore tights. It’s as much a triumph of boyish wish fulfillment as Peter Parker swinging on skyscrapers. Brian (Anton Yel...

  • It's easy to tease a Nicholas Sparks movie. It's harder to admit that he's good at his niche -- and has a string of ten films, nearly all profitable, to prove it, even if every one has been savaged by critics. Still, a good romance can make us...

  • The infamous stray dogs of Bucharest, Romania, numbered 60,000 in September 2013, the same month a pack stormed a playground and tore apart a four-year-old boy. Since then, a new euthanasia law has harshly halved their ranks. Neighboring...

  • A red VW Bug bounces down a beach road in Australia, past a sign that cautions, "Dangerous Coast: Lives Have Been Lost." No kidding. Kriv Stenders's comic crime spree Kill Me Three Times chases after mustachioed hitman Charlie (Simon...