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Stories with person: Michael Shannon
  • Review: Authentic, moving performances elevate 'Freeheld' 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 6:26 pm

    Few actresses bring the simple authenticity to the screen that Julianne Moore does; it's virtually impossible to imagine this actress sounding a false note. And so it's hardly a surprise that she is deeply convincing - indeed, heartbreaking at times - in the real-life role of Laurel Hester, a dying woman who fought to her last breath to give her domestic partner rights to her pension benefits.

  • Review: '99 Homes' leaves the burner on 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 6:39 pm

    Ramin Bahrani's "99 Homes" throbs with the public fury and private horror of the real-estate collapse. Set in the Orlando, Florida, suburbs, Bahrani plunges into the ugly, contentious dramas of foreclosure. It's a war movie where thresholds are the battle lines.