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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Oh look, another corruption-of-the-American-Dream film capitalizing on recent turbulent times and throwing around phrases like “top 1 percent.”  Not quite. This one’s directed by Martin Scorsese Read More

Grudge Match

Grudge Match

Grudge Match is being pitched as a watershed event: De Niro vs. Stallone in the cinematic boxing match of the century. And indeed, there is a Read More

August: Osage County

August: Osage County

This wasn’t supposed to happen. August: Osage County features Meryl Streep lording it over a fractious family as a red-eyed, pill-popping, malicious, cancer-stricken, Eric Clapton-loving matriarch Read More

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Avoiding a partisan view of war, Lone Survivor drops us into the middle of the conflict in Afghanistan. It doesn’t matter if we think these American Read More

47 Ronin

47 Ronin

47 Ronin takes place in a fantasy version of 18th-century Japan located, per the movie’s opening zoom, somewhere on the Universal Studios logo. The story comes Read More

The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

The tragedy of director/star Ralph Fiennes’ uneven literary period drama The Invisible Woman isn’t so much that his Charles Dickens is an arrogant swot who can’t Read More

Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs

How do you screw up a perfectly good idea? Well, if you’re Walking with Dinosaurs, originally a well meaning BBC-produced CG animation attempting to show what Read More

The Past

The Past

Asghar Farhadi’s powerful but unraveled film starts as a domestic drama and then shifts into a mystery. Strangely, the further it pushes the mystery angle, with Read More

Her

Her

In the future, computers will be not only our friends and lovers, they’ll also help us discover our better selves. That seems to be the message Read More