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I Am Eleven Explores a Number Rather Than Lives I Am Eleven Explores a Number Rather Than Lives
, September 11, 2014
Here's how an 11-year-old French girl describes the future. "There are flying cars, dogs who eat screws and batteries, and aliens have captured... More>>
Dolphin Tale 2 Is a Warm, Wise Animal Tale Dolphin Tale 2 Is a Warm, Wise Animal Tale
, September 11, 2014
Even the most inspiration-averse will have eyes as moist as blowholes by the end credits of Dolphin Tale 2, a good-hearted kids' drama whose... More>>
Pascale Ferran's Bird People Dare to Leave Themselves Pascale Ferran's Bird People Dare to Leave Themselves
, September 11, 2014
Flight risks abound in Pascale Ferran's charming, audacious Bird People, a film that tracks the dizzying rush to freedom of two restive souls... More>>
In Born to Fly, Elizabeth Streb Conquers the World In Born to Fly, Elizabeth Streb Conquers the World
, September 11, 2014
The title's inexact, but it's catchier than the truth would be: Born to Strive and Leap and Scrape Up Against Flight. For some 40 years,... More>>
Frontera Makes a Run for Border Disorder Frontera Makes a Run for Border Disorder
, September 04, 2014
Some movies seem to be put on this Earth just for actors. You look at the synopsis of a picture, and you think, "Well, it could be okay," but... More>>
The Future's Stranger Than He Thought: Zero Theorem Director Terry Gilliam Explains What Brazil Got Wrong The Future's Stranger Than He Thought: Zero Theorem Director Terry Gilliam Explains What Brazil Got Wrong
, September 04, 2014
"I'll always be anti-authoritarian, as long as I live," says Terry Gilliam, the comic provocateur who's been taking aim at the establishment for... More>>
Gorgeous Memphis Offers Only What Other Movies Cut Gorgeous Memphis Offers Only What Other Movies Cut
, September 04, 2014
Tim Sutton's Memphis plays like a vaunted director's greatest folly. That's a compliment. Here's a film of the moments—lyric and... More>>
Bill Hader Can Make You Cry: The SNL Star on Digging Deep in The Skeleton Twins Bill Hader Can Make You Cry: The SNL Star on Digging Deep in The Skeleton Twins
, September 04, 2014
Four years ago, comedian Bill Hader told his agent he wanted to do a drama. It took awhile. "I used to think typecasting wasn't a thing, and it... More>>
Elvis Lives in The Identical—And So Does His Boring Twin Elvis Lives in The Identical—And So Does His Boring Twin
, September 04, 2014
The Identical is Elvis slash fiction that could have been written by a spinster church organist. Its premise is intriguing: What if Jesse... More>>
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>>
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