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Movie review: Robert De Niro amuses, but 'The Comedian' doesn't kill

Jackie Burke, the 67-year-old funnyman played with a wink and a scowl by Robert De Niro in "The Comedian," originally came to fame as the star of a hugely popular, thoroughly dreadful sitcom called "Eddie's Home." Everywhere he goes, Jackie is greeted by nostalgic fans ("Eddie! Eddie!") who demand that he do his "Honeymooners"-style signature line ("Ar-LEEEENE!"). And he invariably responds with the grimly resigned smile of a battered industry veteran who views his greatest claim to fame with more resentment than gratitude, and who knows that its kind will never come his way again.

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Movie review: 'The Eyes of My Mother' is a lyrical, grisly horror film that upends expectations

"The Eyes of My Mother," Nicolas Pesce's hypnotically eerie debut feature, builds calmly and quietly to one of the most appalling sequences I've seen in a film this year. I'll keep the details vague; anyone inclined to seek out this movie's dread-soaked pleasures may as well take their poison straight. Suffice to say that the scene involves a frightened woman, a screaming child and the sort of remote Midwestern abode that, over the course of a swift, indelible 71 minutes, becomes a veritable charnel house of bloody terrors.

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Natalie Portman on the mystery of Jackie Kennedy

On Nov. 22, 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy went from being an elegant celebrity to a figure of national tragedy, a vulnerable woman of strength in an era when strong women were not acknowledged. In "Jackie," Natalie Portman plays the role of America's most famous first lady in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. Directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain and produced by Darren Aronofsky (who guided Portman to an Oscar in "Black Swan"), it puts her center stage throughout the days following one of the most shocking events in U.S. history.

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Casey Affleck: 'I want to pick parts that are a little bit scary'

There are essentially two Casey Afflecks. There's the brooding melancholic, fraught with existential insecurity. And there's the touch-and-go tough guy picking fights with a frenzied smile that can be interpreted as either crazed or eerily calm. Affleck, 41, who has steadily built a heavyweight career over the past two decades, with much acclaim and a few misses, has moved between those contrasting twins like a pendulum.

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Casey Affleck's performance in 'Manchester by the Sea' has critics raving

The guy Casey Affleck plays in "Manchester by the Sea" - Lee Chandler, an apartment building janitor and handyman - is broken, sad to the core. A startling tragedy has made him who he is today, and as writer-director Kenneth Lonergan's beautifully constructed, brutally resonant film flashes back to Lee's past, audiences can see the daunting prospects that face him, the chance for hope or grim resignation.

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A look at how Warren Beatty directed 'Rule Don't Apply'

"Rules Don't Apply" cast members Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich and Annette Bening talk about working with actor and director Warren Beatty. The comedy/drama/romance movie opened November 23, 2016 in theaters.
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A look at how Warren Beatty directed 'Rule Don't Apply' 1:33

A look at how Warren Beatty directed 'Rule Don't Apply'

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