A worker removed a poster for the movie

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A worker removed a poster for the movie "The Interview" at a Carmike Cinemas theater in Atlanta.

Sony may set risky precedent by canceling ‘The Interview’

With its decision to not release “The Interview,” Sony may have emboldened other people bent on threats and intimidation. By Ty Burr

MOVIE REVIEW

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in great ‘The Imitation Game’

The movie may twist the facts a bit but it gets the formula of a serious Oscar contender just right.

Reese Witherspoon (above) and Laura Dern star in the drama “Wild,” directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.

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Reese Witherspoon conquers demons in ‘Wild’

Witherspoon gives a wary and watchful performance in the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir.

Christian Bale as Moses in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”

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Where’s your Moses now? With Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’

The biblical spectacular is a multiplex barnstormer, and all that’s missing is the juice and the pulp of a story that’s been around 3,000 years.

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Chris Rock at the top of his game in ‘Top Five’

The movie about the absurdity of being a famous black comedian in 21st-century America is the best work Rock has done on film yet.

Doc Talk

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/02052012_05mcelwee_2-8174479.jpg Ross McElwee, boxed in

The visionary filmmaker’s sense of the absurd is captured in a six-film collection.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/4.jpg Handicapping the Oscar shortlist

The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences narrowed the 134 documentaries eligible for an Oscar to a short list of 15.

Documania

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Comfort1-378686-001.jpg Signe Baumane’s watch list

The Latvian-born animator discusses the films that have inspired her.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/01/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/zeromotivation.photo07.jpg ‘Motivation’ is lacking

Talya Lavie’s debut has more substance than a sitcom, but it’s no “M*A*S*H” either.

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‘Nova Express’ never gets old

Those looking for clarity in following the “plot” of William Burroughs’s 1964 “cut-up” novel won’t find it in this adaptation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/460016244.jpg ‘Expelled’ star Cameron Dallas grew up on Vine

Dallas might not be a household name just yet, but he holds a special place on quite a few smartphones and laptops.

Michael Keaton in

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MOVIES

‘Birdman’ racks up Golden Globe movie nominations

The certifiably demented “Birdman” led the field with seven Golden Globe nominations.

‘Birdman,’ ‘Modern Family’ lead SAG nominations

The backstage fantasia “Birdman” and the dysfunctional-brood comedy “Modern Family” each received four nominations.

Movie capsules

Movie Stars

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/penguins-of-madagascar-PEN_sq175_s53_f276_v2_0_CMYK_rgb--90x90.jpg Short reviews of what’s in theaters

A snapshot of recent Globe reviews of movies in the theaters.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/webCITIZENFOUR--90x90.jpg Four-star reviews by the Globe

Films given four-star reviews by Globe critics Ty Burr and Janice Page and the former Globe critic Wesley Morris since 2012.