• In this Oct. 25, 2015 file photo, British director Tom Hooper, right, and British actor Eddie Redmayne pose for a portrait in promotion for "The Danish Girl" in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)

    Redmayne, Hooper reunite for transgender tale ‘Danish Girl’

    TORONTO (AP) — In a pivotal scene early in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” the 1920s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener, as played by Eddie Redmayne, sits in for a portrait his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) is painting of a ballerina. Breathlessly caressing the stockings and slippers, something stirs in Einar.

  • This image released by Pixar-Disney shows Spot, voiced by Jack Bright, left, and Arlo, voiced by Raymond Ochoa, in a scene from "The Good Dinosaur." (Pixar-Disney via AP)

    Review: Pixar’s trippy ‘Good Dinosaur’ stumbles

    “The Good Dinosaur” is Pixar’s most trippy and tripped-up film: a wayward tale, uncertain of its steps, about a Gumby-green young dinosaur lost in prehistoric forests that are rendered in lushly sensory detail and populated by bug-eyed animations.

  • This photo provided by The Weinstein Company shows, Cate Blanchett as Carol Aird in a scene from the film, "Carol." The film was released on Friday, Nov. 20. (Wilson Webb/The Weinstein Company via AP)

    With lessons for today, movies bring back the ’50s

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of unexpected strikes from overseas. Battles over First Amendment rights. Simmering tensions of inequality.

  • In this Oct. 7, 2015 file photo, actor Mark Ruffalo speaks in opposition of hydraulic fracturing at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Ruffalo is one the movie industry’s most outspoken advocates for environmental causes. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    In any ensemble, Mark Ruffalo is still standing out

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is there any better team player in movies than Mark Ruffalo?

  • In this Nov. 16, 2015 photo, director Todd Haynes poses for a portrait in New York to promote his latest film, "Carol." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

    With precision and power, Todd Haynes captures ‘Carol’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Subtle and gorgeous, Todd Haynes’ period romance “Carol” swells and staggers with the tremors of an unexpected love. The setting (1950s New York) and the characters (played by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara), may seem remote to some, but few won’t recognize the film’s dreamy undulations of emotion — including the director, himself.