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Horrible Bosses 2

Horrible Bosses 2

This is why so many people complain about sequels sucking – because now Hollywood has taken to sequel-izing even modestly successful one-off comedies. Don’t get me Read More

Listen Up Philip

Listen Up Philip

If you mix into a rancid brew Woody Allen’s 1979 roundelay of self-centered upper middle class New Yorkers, Manhattan, along with Allen’s flirtations with shaky cam 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

V/H/S: Viral

V/H/S: Viral

There are 20 decent minutes buried in the middle of horror anthology V/H/S: Viral, but there’s no compensating for the irredeemable dreck that surrounds them. You Read More

The Circle

The Circle

To recount the experiences of a group of gay men in 1950s Europe, director Stefan Haupt has melded narrative and documentary, resulting in more dramatic potential Read More

Big Bad Wolves

Big Bad Wolves

Quentin  Tarantino made waves late last year when he declared Big Bad Wolves the best film of 2013. It didn’t reach U.S. shores until early 2014 — Read More

Beyond the Lights

Beyond the Lights

Yes, fame comes with a price. The loss of privacy. The expectations of the audience. The stereotypical truisms of its fleeting nature and rollercoaster constants. But Read More

Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

There’s an old joke about how poor people are crazy but the rich are merely eccentric. Bennett Miller’s based-on-a-true-story Foxcatcher vividly illustrates that joke. After all, Read More

The Homesman

The Homesman

In one of the most shocking moments from John Ford’s epic western The Searchers, John Wayne, who is looking for his niece that has been abducted Read More

Force Majeure

Force Majeure

Force Majeure is a film about an avalanche. But like any good art movie, that inciting incident is really just a MacGuffin that launches a two-hour Read More

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

Disney’s latest collaboration with Marvel, an adaptation of Big Hero 6, easily earns the superlatives I’m about to bestow upon it. It’s visually engaging, solidly structured, offers Read More