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    MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Side Effects’

    If you appreciate kinetic, intelligent commercial thrillers, then stop reading this review and make plans to see "Side Effects."

  • Review: `Side Effects' a twisty thriller

    If "Side Effects" is indeed Steven Soderbergh's final film, as he's said it will be after toying with the notion of retirement for a couple of years now, then intriguingly it feels like he's coming full circle in some ways to the film that put him on the map: the trailblazing, 1989 indie "sex, lies and videotape."

  • Soderbergh, Van Sant to show at Berlin film fest

    New movies from directors Steven Soderbergh and Gus Van Sant and a trio of films starring French divas will be competing this year at the Berlin International Film Festival.

  • 'Chorus Line' composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

    Marvin Hamlisch was blessed with perfect pitch and an infallible ear. "I heard sounds that other children didn't hear," he wrote in his autobiography.

  • **FILE** This undated file image originally provided by Columbia Artists Management Inc. LLC shows Marvin Hamlisch, a conductor and award-winning composer best known for the torch song "The Way We Were." (Associated Press/Columbia Artists Management Inc. LLC)

    Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

    Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.

  • Steven Soderbergh says he'll take a sabbatical from Hollywood in January, when he turns 50, and may never return to film. Television, more than movies, he says, has become the place for programming with complex characters and narrative. (Associated Press)

    Steven Soderbergh: Ready to 'drop off grid'

    The countdown is on for Steven Soderbergh. With "Magic Mike" opening in theaters Friday, the prolific director has just two more films to finish before he's "going to drop off the grid for a while."

  • Soderbergh ready for indefinite break from movies

    The countdown is on for Steven Soderbergh. With "Magic Mike" opening in theaters Friday, the prolific director has just two more films to finish before he's "going to drop off the grid for a while."

  • This film image released by Warner Bros. shows Alex Pettyfer, left, and Channing Tatum in a scene from "Magic Mike." (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Claudette Barius)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'Magic Mike'

    WIth "Magic Mike," director Steven Soderbergh and star Channing Tatum have concocted an easygoing and unexpectedly enjoyable look at the odd business of selling male skin — an honest and nonjudgmental movie about sex, commerce, ambition, fun, and all the ways they conflict and intertwine.

  • Review: Substance, sex appeal mix in `Magic Mike'

    Steven Soderbergh makes movies about sexy subjects, then strips away the sexiness about them. He is fascinated by process, often to a clinical extent.

  • Gina Carano plays mercenary intelligence operative Mallory Kane in "Haywire," the new action thriller from director Steven Soderbergh and writer Lem Dobbs. (Relativity Media via Associated Press)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'Haywire'

    Breathless and cooly incomprehensible, "Haywire" is an espionage thriller that dispenses with tradecraft in favor of hyperkinetic foot chases and impeccably choreographed hand-to-hand combat.

  • Jude Law's character, Alan Krumwiede, wanders through an abandoned street as a horrific disease ravages the world in "Contagion." (Warner Bros. Pictures)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'Contagion'

    "Contagion" ought to come with a warning: Bring a handkerchief. While you're at it, bring a bottle of disinfectant, sterilized gloves, a face mask — and, if theater management will let you, a sealed containment suit too.

  • Soderbergh assembles all-star cast for 'Contagion'

    Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh's latest film "Contagion" can be considered a 105-minute public service announcement with a simple message: Wash your hands. Often.

  • Filmmaker Soderbergh hit with paternity suit in NY

    An Australian woman says Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh fathered her baby daughter, and she's suing for child support.

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