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Will’s top five films of 2015

From “Carol” to “Sicario,” here are film critic Will Ferrer’s picks for 2015’s best. “Carol” “Carol” is a film that is made in the details: the color of the eponymous Ms. Aird’s (Cate Blanchett) nails as department store worker Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) floats into her life and away again; the ecstatic quasi-maternal whisper (“I…

Film review: ‘Steve Jobs’ weaves excellent tale of fatherhood, redemption

“The Social Network” was iconoclastic, deconstructing — if not destroying — the rags-to-riches narrative of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. By contrast, Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” also penned by “West Wing” scribe Aaron Sorkin, is downright exultant: Here, “Steve Jobs” is torn to shreds, beaten and bruised by demonstrations of cruelty and wickedness; and yet, by…

“The Social Network” screenwriter Sorkin and actors discuss film

Promoters for “The Social Network” are hammering home Facebook’s college connection, bringing the film back to campuses that provided the inspiration and the first users for the social networking site. The film was screened at Aquarius Theater in Palo Alto for a packed crowd of Stanford students on Sunday night, followed by a question-and-answer session Monday with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and actors Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Armie Hammer in Roble Theater.