Winstead smashing in ‘Smashed’

“Smashed” is one of those movies that would sink right into a pile of the year’s misfires if it weren’t for a powerhouse lead performance anchoring it all the way through. The movie follows Kate, a jovial drinker and first-grade teacher, through her exacerbating alcoholism and her struggle to admit
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Documentary examines Oakland hospital

In the waiting room of Oakland’s Highland Hospital, there is much at stake.  Faces loom and hover, and almost always provoke.  Some are creased with lines of sorrow, others sag with fatigue, and a few glow with mirth.  This amalgam of emotions reflects what we undergo as we watch the
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New ‘Wuthering Heights’ raw, real

Year-round, a grim, cold, bleached-out rain finds the holes in the roof of the English farmhouse called Wuthering Heights. Its echoes are so loud and menacing that it almost silences the furtive characters that walk the moors of this latest adaptation of the famous 1847 novel. These characters trudge the
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‘Seven Psychopaths’ schizophrenic

There are approximately eight people shot in the head, three burned alive, two with slit throats and at least one former Bond girl ruthlessly killed via close-range gunshot to the stomach in writer/director Martin McDonagh’s new film, “Seven Psychopaths.”
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‘End of Watch’ proves more than cop flick

From surveillance footage to dashboard camera close-ups, writer and director David Ayer gives audiences a 360-degree view of two young Los Angeles Police officers in his cop drama “End of Watch.” Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Brian Taylor and Michael Pena as his partner Mike Zavala “End of Watch” is an
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