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‘Finest’ blends wit, romance in WWII

‘Their Finest’ is a movie about making a movie, specifically a glossy propaganda film meant to bolster morale in Britain in the darkest days of the Second World War. It is also very much a movie-movie. Good-looking, finely acted, and well-told, director Lone Scherfig (“An Education”) has made a charming, …

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Waves, nostalgia wash over ‘Hours’ – Stallone to be feted at Santa Barbara Fest

Waves of water and nostalgia wash over the drenched and drippy “The Finest Hours,” a Norman Rockwell painting tossed into stormy CGI seas. The disaster drama, directed by Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl,” “Million Dollar Arm”), is a movie of curious contrasts: an unabashedly old-fashioned and overwhelmingly vanilla …

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