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Review: Carey Mulligan gives a career-best performance in sharp marital drama ‘Wildlife’

"Wildlife," Paul Dano's keenly intelligent and quietly piercing directing debut, is about a marriage that collapses during fall 1960. It's a dry season in Great Falls, Mont., and 14-year-old Joe Brinson (Australian actor Ed Oxenbould) watches as his newly unemployed father, Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal), impulsively leaves town to help fight a forest fire raging in the mountains nearby. Dad's departure ignites a different kind of conflagration at home, where Joe's mother, Jeanette (Carey Mulligan), releases years of pent-up dissatisfaction and emerges into a defiant new understanding of herself.

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Movie review: ‘Halloween’: satisfying horror sequel has tons of blood and strong language

Parents need to know that "Halloween" is a direct sequel to the iconic same-named 1978 slasher film that ignores every other sequel and reboot (all nine of them). Survivor Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), now a grandmother, has been single-mindedly preparing herself for the day that masked killer Michael Myers would come for her again. Spoiler alert: He does. Expect graphic, very gory slasher violence and strong language ("f–k," "s–t," etc.) throughout the movie. The brutal killings include stabbings, slashings, impalings, beheadings, bludgeonings, and more. There's also brief nudity, teen sexuality and some drinking/drug use by both adults and teens. The movie is directed by indie star David Gordon Green and co-written by Green, Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. Will Patton and Judy Greer co-star.

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Rupert Everett’s moving ‘Happy Prince’ stages Oscar Wilde’s tragic final act

Directed, written by and starring Rupert Everett, "The Happy Prince" is a genuine passion project, a creative act existing completely in its own space and on its own terms. Both in his disciplined filmmaking, with each scene choreographed as carefully as a dance, and his portrayal of playwright and author Oscar Wilde in decay far past his prime, Everett delivers an almost unbearably bittersweet feast for the senses.

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Kathryn Hahn mixes drama and comedy to reveal the everyday messiness of ‘Private Life’

Though she may be best known for her more broadly comedic turns in the movies "Bad Moms" and "Step Brothers" or TV's "Parks and Recreation," actress Kathryn Hahn has a true knack for conveying the messy drama of real life, the whirlwind emotions that teeter on the edge of the absurd and the heartbreaking. The new film "Private Life," for which she has been earning enviably outstanding reviews, just may be her best showcase yet.

Take a look inside Twister (the movie) museum

Take a tour of Twister (the movie) museum in Wakita, Oklahoma. Many of the scenes in the 1996 movie "Twister" were filmed in the tiny town.