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Innocence Could Have Been the Great Prep-School Blood-Thriller Innocence Could Have Been the Great Prep-School Blood-Thriller
, September 04, 2014
Since it's the kind of slow-building movie whose very premise is something of a spoiler, a pretty delicious one, let's get the consumer-guide... More>>
We Need to Talk About Forrest We Need to Talk About Forrest
Gump returns, still with nothing to say
, September 04, 2014
Forrest Gump has turned 20 and is celebrating its birthday with a week-long IMAX release. It's a significant milestone for the six-time Academy... More>>
Hearts All A-Twitter for The One I Love Hearts All A-Twitter for The One I Love
, August 28, 2014
Charlie McDowell wrote Dear Girls Above Me: Inspired by a True Story, a book based on a Twitter feed of his open letters to two ditzy female... More>>
A Princess Bride Forever: Robin Wright, As Robin Wright, Seizes a Mad Future in The Congress A Princess Bride Forever: Robin Wright, As Robin Wright, Seizes a Mad Future in The Congress
, August 28, 2014
After The Princess Bride made Robin Wright a star, she shocked Hollywood by saying no. No to The Firm and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. No to... More>>
In The November Man, Pierce Brosnan Gun-Parties Like It's 1989 In The November Man, Pierce Brosnan Gun-Parties Like It's 1989
, August 28, 2014
Here's what an R rating gets you these days: a few splattery headshots, some glimpses of cable TV-style background nudity, a couple of kids and... More>>
How Ferguson Became Ferguson: Urgent Doc Spanish Lake Tracks a St. Louis Suburb's Shift From White to Black How Ferguson Became Ferguson: Urgent Doc Spanish Lake Tracks a St. Louis Suburb's Shift From White to Black
, August 28, 2014
How did it get this way? That's one question left un-addressed in too much of the coverage of the clashes between police and protesters in... More>>
The Last of Robin Hood Wrestles With a Star's Underage Love The Last of Robin Hood Wrestles With a Star's Underage Love
, August 28, 2014
If older man/younger women matchups make many people uncomfortable, the older man/much younger women combo tends to make them apoplectic. It... More>>
Elmore Leonard Deserves Better Flicks Than Life of Crime Elmore Leonard Deserves Better Flicks Than Life of Crime
, August 28, 2014
Weep at another whiff of an Elmore Leonard adaptation, one that nails down neither the peppery laughs nor the street-crime desperation that are... More>>
Brutal Prison Drama Starred Up Stirs Rare Empathy Brutal Prison Drama Starred Up Stirs Rare Empathy
, August 28, 2014
The beginning of David Mackenzie's U.K. prison drama, Starred Up, might make you wonder if you'll survive to the end: We see a kid with a... More>>
The Women of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Live to Suffer—And Little Else The Women of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Live to Suffer—And Little Else
, August 21, 2014
Sin City, population unknown but dropping every minute, is a gorgeous place, but you wouldn't want to live there. Even the shadows and broken... More>>
When the Game Stands Tall Insists Jesus Wants Kids to Hit Each Other Hard on the Gridiron When the Game Stands Tall Insists Jesus Wants Kids to Hit Each Other Hard on the Gridiron
, August 21, 2014
According to inspirational sports movies, winning demands you train hard, play with heart, be a team, and not care about winning. So it goes in... More>>
Let's Be Cops Puts on a Costume and Pretends to Be a Buddy-Cop Flick Let's Be Cops Puts on a Costume and Pretends to Be a Buddy-Cop Flick
, August 14, 2014
When you put a pair of losers in uniforms, at the end of the day, they're still losers. Best friends and roommates Justin (Damon Wayans Jr.) and... More>>
The Expendables 3 Refuses to Be Expendable or Especially Interesting The Expendables 3 Refuses to Be Expendable or Especially Interesting
, August 14, 2014
Titles don't get more ironic than The Expendables 3. The franchise claims to be about death-seeking mercenaries yet stars '80s action heroes, who... More>>
To Be Takei Follows the Star Trek Actor Into Undiscovered Country To Be Takei Follows the Star Trek Actor Into Undiscovered Country
, August 14, 2014
Jennifer M. Kroot’s To Be Takei is an affectionate portrait of the hardest-working member of the original cast of Star Trek, George Takei.... More>>
Lithgow, Molina and Manhattan All Move In Love Is Strange Lithgow, Molina and Manhattan All Move In Love Is Strange
, August 14, 2014
You could be forgiven, after watching the opening minutes of Ira Sachs's fine-grained and flinty Love Is Strange, for thinking it's going to be a... More>>
HBO's Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart Proves You Don't Always Know What You Think You Know HBO's Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart Proves You Don't Always Know What You Think You Know
, August 14, 2014
Maybe you think you know what Woody Allen did or didn't do in that summerhouse all those years ago. Maybe you look at his history—shacking... More>>
The Giver Teaches What Humanity Has Forgotten The Giver Teaches What Humanity Has Forgotten
, August 14, 2014
The Giver is more simple and raw than the rest of today's teen dystopias that try to cram in unnecessary backstory and love triangles. (Original... More>>
YA Saves Summer: If I Stay Brings Feeling Back to the Multiplex YA Saves Summer: If I Stay Brings Feeling Back to the Multiplex
, August 14, 2014
Should grown-ups be spending their time reading young-adult novels, at the risk of missing the supposed riches of fiction written for actual... More>>
Expedition to the End of the World Seeks What's Left Once the Ice Is Gone Expedition to the End of the World Seeks What's Left Once the Ice Is Gone
, August 14, 2014
Here's how generous Daniel Dencik's doc Expedition to the End of the World gets with its harsh beauty. Deep in the film, its party of Danish... More>>
Winter In the Blood Has Great Scenes But Tries the Patience Winter In the Blood Has Great Scenes But Tries the Patience
, August 14, 2014
Winter In the Blood turns out to be the wrong kind of heartbreaker. Here's a film so rich with strong scenes, natural beauty, fascinating faces,... More>>
Kink Makes the Case for Getting Off on Getting Rough Kink Makes the Case for Getting Off on Getting Rough
, August 14, 2014
There's a wonderfully bonkers Philip José Farmer novel in which Tarzan and Doc Savage, under different names, fight through the jungle... More>>
Toast the Return of Philippe de Broca's Globe-Trotting Parody of That Man Toast the Return of Philippe de Broca's Globe-Trotting Parody of That Man
, August 14, 2014
Jean-Paul Belmondo in a white dinner jacket. There. That should be enough to sell you on Philippe de Broca's 1964 crime caper–spoof That... More>>
Friends With Possibilities: What If Someone Made a Good Romantic Comedy? Friends With Possibilities: What If Someone Made a Good Romantic Comedy?
, August 07, 2014
In the highly imperfect world of contemporary romantic comedies, What If is as close to perfect as anything we've got, not least for the way it... More>>
Zombie Comedy Life After Beth Is a Bit Too Stiff Zombie Comedy Life After Beth Is a Bit Too Stiff
, August 07, 2014
Every other year or so, someone comes down the indie-movie pike with an idea for an unconventional zombie movie—as opposed to the workaday... More>>
A Frankly Hilarious Movie A Frankly Hilarious Movie
, August 07, 2014
Genius is hell, both for the blessed and for those stuck in the shadows, cursed to spend a lifetime smashing their heads against the glass. In... More>>
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