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Keanu Reeves' Head is a Bomb in Poster for JOHN WICK

Manuscripts Don’t Burn review – Iranian hitmen on a mission to silence

Mohammad Rasoulof’s heartwrenching drama was made entirely under the repressive Iranian state’s radar. It was smuggled to Cannes in 2013 in such secrecy the end credits decline to list the names of any of the film’s cast and crew in order to ensure their safety. A bitter <i>j’accuse</i> based on real …

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness review – an arresting exploration of solitude

Ben Rivers is an essayist and experimentalist in the cinema whose weird and wonderful 2011 film Two Years at Sea gained an enthusiastic following. Now he has returned with a new work, in collaboration with the American film-maker Ben Russell. This is another utterly uncommercial film, not far from …

'The Drop' settles into Brooklyn for a neo-noir crime tale

"The Drop" is further proof, if proof were needed, that Brooklyn has become the hippest spot on Earth.<p>Three of Europe's most formidable actors — Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Matthias Schoenaerts — crossed the ocean to play residents of that celebrated borough in this taut criminal drama directed by …

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South Korean 'The Pirates' follows Hollywood formula

South Korean blockbuster "The Pirates" seems to have looted its formulaic plot directly from Hollywood. It's a derivative trove of swashbuckling action, romance, comedy, special effects and revisionist history — the kind of film that would be pitched to studio execs as "Pirates of the Caribbean" …

Review: 'Honeymoon' is a chilling newlywed nightmare

When a horror movie is called "Honeymoon," the obvious question is "When is it over?" (the honeymoon part, not the whole movie).<p>For cheery young lovebirds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie), who decamp to her family's lake house for post-nuptials private time, that end point comes after a …

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“The Drop”: A masterful Brooklyn thriller — and James Gandolfini’s terrific final role

Gandolfini, Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace headline a fantastic cast in this twisty, riveting Dennis Lehane thriller<p>The stylized and claustrophobic crime thriller “The Drop,” which is full of twists and traps for both its characters and the audience, doesn’t so much take place in the real Brooklyn of …

The Power of Train Travel

I blame luggage for all my troubles on trains — whether I’m whizzing down to Washington, D.C. or wending my way through Wallonia. I try to avoid clunking other passengers in the head with my elbow as I navigate tight aisles and haul my wheeled carry on over my head, but it’s not easy.<p>Despite these …

Exploring Amsterdam’s ‘Nine Streets’

I’m not a big souvenir person. My souvenirs have always been the pictures I take or the occasional piece of jewelry or cool scarf.<p>It’s harder than ever to find a product unique to its country these days — and I don’t want to end up with something I can find on junk-clogged Canal Street in Manhattan.<p>…

Are Bikes the New Tour Bus?

Many travelers opt for hop-on, hop-off tour buses to get a quick primer on a new place. As silly as it can look, and it does, it’s a useful way to get oriented when you’re visiting a destination for the first time. But there’s an alternative: biking.<p>The world is in the throes of a bike-path …

Father-Son Bonding on Grand Teton

When my family and I returned from a yearlong trip around the world in 2009, people often asked me to recall the places we liked best along our route. Instead of choosing between so many beloved locales, I’d flip the question around and would give them the places we’d most like to revisit. …

Finding Space in the Black Hills

TravelDigital Nomad<p>I’m in a wide-open field of grass. Hundreds of bugs the size of a pencil lead mark scramble across my shirt and arms. Pretty much what I asked for.<p>“This is what the prairie used to be,” a silver-haired ranger had promised, pointing to the northeast corner of South Dakota’s Wind …

Enchanted Isle: Puerto Rico

If <b>Puerto Rico</b> isn’t on your radar, it’s time to readjust. The Caribbean’s most convenient destination—especially for Americans, who don’t need a passport to get there—is also one of its most interesting.<p>An unincorporated U.S. territory since the end of the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico …

Why Dubai is Growing So Fast—And May Eventually Slow Down

Onward<p>Anyone who’s ever seen a photo of Dubai knows how quickly the city has turned desert into metropolis. And anyone who’s ever stepped foot in the city knows that photos don’t do justice to the massive scale of the city’s ambition. Ski slopes sit adjacent to man-made islands, not far from …

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Get Lost on Italy's Sun-Kissed Mediterranean Coast

Quaint villages and enchanting views have drawn people to this stunning coast for centuries.<p>Italy's Amalfi Coast boasts a classic Mediterranean landscape, a sensual blend of both natural and cultural wonders. The breathtaking terrain includes dramatic coastline topography scattered with terraced …

Italy

"Sense of Place" Photo Assignment

Free Things to Do in Florence

The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence boasts a wealth of museum masterpieces, most famously Michelangelo’s "David" and Botticelli’s "The Birth of Venus," but there’s plenty of culture to experience that doesn’t involve pricey admission or epic waits.<p>The birthplace of the Italian …

Top 10 Places to See Autumn Leaves

Discover fabulous fall foliage the world over.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Sonoma County, California</b> <br>www.sonomacounty.com/ <br>With leaves on both tree and vine, fall foliage is doubly intense in Sonoma County. Drive through Sonoma Valley along Arnold Drive, lined with …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

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What to eat in Beijing

Mongolian lamb, Sichuan-style chilli-spiked crayfish and flaky flatbreads with sweet wafts of fried spring onions cooked before you. Beijing showcases the best of China's (and neighbouring) flavours, with a few surprising additions of its own. You’ll find Beijing’s food is as headstrong as its …

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