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Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

With several standout supporting comedic roles on her resume, Kathryn Hahn (We’re the Millers, Parks and Recreation) proves herself more than capable of carrying a film Read More

All Is Lost

All Is Lost

It’s that face. The undeniably aged but still matinee idol quality face. Argue over his output, his films both in front of or behind the camera, Read More

Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game

There are a lot of good ideas floating around Ender’s Game, especially in these days of bullying awareness and childhood marginalization. Within today’s contemporary, everyone earns Read More

The Counselor

The Counselor

It features a wealth of talent both in front of and behind the lens. It offers up two Oscar winners, several nominees, and a script by Read More

How I Live Now

How I Live Now

In most stories about groups fighting for survival, Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) would be among the first to die. When the eye-rolling New York teen shows up Read More

About Time

About Time

Combining reliable rom-com sentimentality with a fantastical time travel element that has limited scope or consequence, About Time positions itself as a crowd-pleaser sure to elicit Read More

Escape Plan

Escape Plan

There was a time, say a quarter century or so ago, when an announced pairing of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone would have caused widespread action-film Read More

Free Birds

Free Birds

Should a cartoon have an agenda? Put another way, should a kid’s film, aimed at a demographic far removed from an understanding of subjects like political Read More

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

In form, Dallas Buyers Club would appear a rollicking, globe-hopping ride, complete with a compelling kingpin figure and a sprawling mega-heist at its center. In execution, Read More

The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate

Irony of ironies – the much-anticipated “WikiLeaks Movie,” which dramatizes the inception of an organization responsible for some the most incendiary and controversial information leaks in Read More

Last Vegas

Last Vegas

No doubt there will be countless people that describe Last Vegas as “The Hangover for the AARP crowd,” or something similar. I suppose it’s an easy Read More

Rush

Rush

Ron Howard doesn’t make “classics.” He’s a journeyman with an artist’s ambitions. He owns an Oscar (and many more-deserving individuals don’t) and has shown a slick Read More

Instructions Not Included

Instructions Not Included

It’s about time Latinos had their own Tyler Perry. What the self-made entertainment juggernaut did for the underserved African-American community (and cross dressing community), Mexican superstar Read More

Machete Kills

Machete Kills

Though it takes a good 45 minutes or so to get going, Machete Kills is a gonzo, guilty pleasure sequel that few outside of Messageboard Nation Read More

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen knows that sometimes it’s best just to throw characters into the deep end and see if audiences want to swim with them. By the Read More

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips

With measured satisfaction, I can report Captain Phillips is a solid thriller. Satisfaction is “measured” because, with the filmmaking talent behind the film, it could’ve been Read More