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Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Subtle and mesmerizing, Computer Chess informally meditates on the nature of consciousness, our capacity for comprehension, and group sex. Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax) convincingly Read More

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Did Baz Luhrmann accomplish what he set out to do in his garish adaptation of Gatsby?  Yes.  Does he capture the central thrust of the book?  Yes. Read More

21 & Over

21 & Over

It’s a college sex comedy that’s neither sexy nor comedic, but it does take place on a college campus so… there’s that I guess. 21 & Read More

Quartet

Quartet

An exquisitely humane essay on death, Quartet, like the ensemble at the center of the story, deserves to be remembered more than it probably will be. Quartet Read More

Identity Thief

Identity Thief

Effectively without merit, Seth Gordon’s (Horrible Bosses) tiresome Identity Thief still managed to make $172 million.  Good news for Melissa McCarthy, I guess.  Bad news for Read More

Admission

Admission

Modern rom-coms and Ivy League schools actually have a lot in common.  They’re both vestigial organs from a bygone age when men were Wiffenpoofs and women married typewriter Read More

Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad

An unconvincing facsimile of a crime drama, Gangster Squad, in the end, is merely a podunk action movie in a nice suit. Gangster Squad concerns a group Read More

The Call

The Call

I know you, reader. I know how you feel about things. You’ve often said to yourself “You know, I really want to like The Silence of Read More

Stand Up Guys

Stand Up Guys

It’s boring, hacky, pandering, maudlin, pleased with itself, and vacant of almost any believable human moment, but at least it’s also stupendously sexist. This could have Read More