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Fury

Fury

World War II is about to end, at least in Europe. The Nazis know it. The Allies sense it. As the Americans move into Germany, retaking Read More

The Book of Life

The Book of Life

While it would be easy to call The Book of Life a clear case of style over substance, somehow, in this instance, the label is applicable. Read More

The Judge

The Judge

Just how much plot can one movie have? Here’s how much: Robert Downey Jr. plays high-priced Chicago lawyer Henry “Hank” Palmer. He represents reprehensible rich people Read More

The Zero Theorem

The Zero Theorem

As a vision of a dystopian future that comments on our present culture, The Zero Theorem feels immediately dated. The script from first-time screenwriter – and Read More

The Green Prince

The Green Prince

Restrained, clinical, and yet full-hearted, The Green Prince is one of the year’s, and maybe ultimately the decade’s, great spy stories. A two-hander about betrayal, shame, Read More

The Mule

The Mule

The Mule is the only movie I can remember seeing where suspense is built by making you wonder whether a man will have a bowel movement. Read More

Lucy

Lucy

It has an intriguing premise (albeit one explored back in 2011 with Limitless). It features a fetching female lead (you can’t deny Scarlett Johannson’s beauty, even Read More

The Drop

The Drop

Can one great performance make up for an otherwise mediocre movie? Put another way, does a story we’ve seen dozens of times before (often told in Read More

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls

For starters, The Boxtrolls offers up a wonderful villain, exquisitely played by Ben Kingsley, whose character design suggests ’60s ukulele god Tiny Tim filtered through Charles Dickens Read More

Annabelle

Annabelle

Take Rosemary’s Baby, cram in a nod to Helter Skelter, augment with the whole “haunted object” trope, and you’ve got Annabelle, the prequel/sequel to last year’s Read More

Jessabelle

Jessabelle

Horror is cyclical. One minute we are worried about the psychotic killer slashing his way through a wealth of worthless teenage victim fodder, the next, zombies Read More

The Identical

The Identical

The Identical is a work of genius. Stunted, insane, single digit IQ genius, but warped, weird, where-is-Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-when-you-it genius nonetheless. This is a film that is so Read More

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

He’s only made 10 films in 20 years. This means that every time director David Fincher steps behind the lens, it’s an event. He’s a certified Read More

Get On Up

Get On Up

Any biopic is only as good as the actor portraying the subject. Sid and Nancy works because there is no denying Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb Read More

Horns

Horns

Horns opens with some trite voiceover about fallen angels followed by one character asking another, “Are you horny?” By the end of the film there’s some Read More