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Let’s Be Cops

Let’s Be Cops

Okay, so here’s a good idea. Let’s take the lamest part of the F-bomb dropping teen comedy Superbad (the very unprofessional policemen who love to do Read More

Into the Storm (2014)

Into the Storm (2014)

Eighteen years ago, fledgling director Jan de Bont used the newest cinematic technology, something called “C…G…I…” to tell the tale of two bickering storm chasers/tornado researchers Read More

Willow Creek

Willow Creek

Nothing in Bobcat Goldthwait’s history as a filmmaker or an actor indicates that he’d be the guy to make a found-footage horror movie about Bigfoot, but 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

Calvary

Calvary

Calvary is the hill outside of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified, or so the story goes. While it opens with a quote that references this event, Read More

The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart

When it landed Off-Broadway in 1985, few were ready for Larry Kramer’s incendiary indictment of the AIDS crisis (and the handling of same), The Normal Heart. Read More

And So It Goes

And So It Goes

If the RomCom wasn’t already dead, And So It Goes would be its last gasp final death knell… and not because its Oscar winning leads are 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

A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

This elegant, sparse, and scrupulously acted but dramatically stunted adaptation of a John le Carre spy novel is like Anton Corbijn’s last film, The American: tasteful Read More

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Ultra-prolific indie director Joe Swanberg has been cranking out multiple films each year for the last several years. A filmography full of partially-formed features based on Read More

Very Good Girls

Very Good Girls

A superlative-laden title suggests something that’s on-the-nose sentimental, satire, or subversive irony. Very Good Girls is none of those things, and isn’t much of anything. A Read More