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Coco producer carries on the family tradition

posted: 03/09/2018 1:48 a.m. Discuss

"Mostly, I just love being part of this huge team effort to make something out of nothing, to make the impossible happen on screen," veteran Pixar producer Darla K. Anderson says, who with Lee Unkrich won the Best Animated Picture Oscar for Coco last Sunday.

Review: Thoroughbreds

posted: 03/09/2018 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Olivia Cooke, one half of the duo that star in Cory Finley's directorial debut Thoroughbreds, alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, is precisely the sort of inquisitive, instinctual actress we should be lauding for her choice in roles. The 24-year-old originally hails from Manchester, England, but her affiliation with Americans is noteworthy in her filmography, which include taking well-established character types and finding ways to make them fresh and shockingly believable.

ON FILM: Clockwork Orange is Kubrick at his best

posted: 03/09/2018 1:46 a.m. Comment 1

There is a theory, popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, that a movie can be finished in the mind of the director before a single foot of film is shot. All that's left after the imagining is logistics, the sometimes tedious waiting for the actors to perform in accordance with the director's vision.

Black Panther eats Red Sparrow

posted: 03/09/2018 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Black Panther is keeping its grip on the top spot at the box office for the third-straight week, beating new movies featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Bruce Willis.

True/False festival entries focus on friendship

posted: 03/09/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

COLUMBIA, MO. -- Be wary of having friends who are writers or filmmakers. As the child of a novelist, I wasn't given much choice to avoid having aspects of my childhood being transmuted into prose. But I see now I was just fortunate enough that my parents were not in the business of making movies about their lives.

Flashback: The Professionals (1966)

posted: 03/09/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

The pulse-pounding music begins before there are even any visuals on the screen. Then the lead characters are introduced before the opening credits roll. This is going to be a different kind of movie.


posted: 03/09/2018 1:43 a.m. Discuss

I Can Only Imagine, PG Bart Millard of the Christian band MercyMe finds inspiration for the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" from the physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father during his Texas childhood. With J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins, Cloris Leachman, Jason Burkey, Mark Furze, Randy McDowell; directed by Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin. March 16

Super Quiz: Animal Adjectives

posted: 03/09/2018 1:42 a.m. Discuss

1. Equine

Helpful Hints

posted: 03/09/2018 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I have a ton of digital photos, but sorting through them has gotten so time-consuming. Any suggestions on how to make this task easier?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 03/09/2018 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. This solar return will change what you do, not who you are. You'll become more of who you are as you commit to what's really giving you energy and cut away the extraneous activities that don't pay you back in any meaningful way. A celebration will award you in May. A case or deal gets wrapped up in August.

On Christianity

posted: 03/09/2018 1:40 a.m. Discuss

Christian evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham died Feb. 21. He wrote several weeks worth of columns before his death. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will continue to run his words in this space through his final column, which will run March 20.


posted: 03/09/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Love, Simon, PG-13 A 17-year-old teen must resolve two issues: He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate for whom he has fallen online. With Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner, Tony Hale, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.; directed by Greg Berlanti. March 16

'Shape of Water' wins four Oscars; inclusion common theme in wake of Weinstein sex scandal

posted: 03/05/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

LOS ANGELES -- The 90th Academy Awards crowned Guillermo del Toro's monster fable The Shape of Water best picture at an Oscars that confronted the post-Harvey Weinstein era and sought to pivot to a vision of a more inclusive movie business.






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