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Annie

Annie

It’s kind of disheartening to sit here on the brink of lightly bashing the unceasingly-promoted Annie, which is actually quite sweet and well meaning, and which represents Read More

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

Anybody looking for a cozy holiday costume drama about a famous painter should steer clear of Mike Leigh’s uncompromising, sometimes brutal film. J.M.W. Turner is best Read More

Top Five

Top Five

There’s no denying Chris Rock’s stand-up status. He’s that rare comedian that can be both serious and scatological and still get his point across. He’s succeeded Read More

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

“Thinking comes later,” mumbles Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) at the start of Paul Thomas Anderson’s foggy, funny film of Thomas Pynchon’s psychedelia-noir Inherent Vice, only Read More

Frank

Frank

Frank is a movie so bizarre and strange that it’s practically a miracle it got made at all. Aside from its eccentric subject matter, the film keeps Read More

Wild

Wild

If Wild were just about a woman triumphing over nature, it wouldn’t be much of an experience. There are natural dangers aplenty, of course, in this Read More

Still Alice

Still Alice

The thought of having your mind and memories stripped away or watching a loved one transform into a shell of themselves is horrific on several levels. Read More

Life Partners

Life Partners

Life Partners plays like the first season of a CW dramedy condensed into 90 minutes of millennial-minded platitudes. There are overwritten quips and situational conflicts that Read More

Two Bit Waltz

Two Bit Waltz

Two Bit Waltz is a standard and overstylized coming-of-age story. It takes place in a present day setting where people use rotary phones and dress like Read More

The Babadook

The Babadook

In the tradition of many horror classics, The Babadook prefers to raise the hairs on the back of your neck rather than make you leap from Read More