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Rage

Rage

With an arbitrary title and a lazy everything else, Rage is as bland as a “gritty” thriller can be. Nicolas Cage mumbles and scowls his way Read More

Boyhood

Boyhood

Wobbly at times but still magical in an everyday way, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood proves that intimate doesn’t have to equal melodrama and experimental can still be Read More

Made in America

Made in America

The documentary Made in America brings together Oscar-winning director Ron Howard and rap impresario Jay-Z. Stop and think about that collaboration for a second. The sheer Read More

A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down

Suicide and schmaltz don’t mix well in A Long Way Down. That’s probably also true as a general rule. Adapted from a novel by Nick Hornby Read More

Land Ho!

Land Ho!

Aaron Katz, director of mumblecore-ish twentysomething chronicles Quiet City (basically a less chatty Before Sunrise set in Brooklyn) and Cold Weather (basically Brick or Nancy Drew after Read More

Earth to Echo

Earth to Echo

Let’s say you’re ten years old. You were born in 2004 and have no frame of reference to the following movies: E.T., The Goonies, Joe Dante’s Read More

Tammy

Tammy

Tammy is terrible. It’s not funny, feigns realism for cheap sentiment, and refracts a kind of oddball idealism which argues that crudeness and classlessness are rewarded Read More

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer has endured a long journey to American theaters. Distribution rights for the English-language debut from director Bong Joon-ho were acquired by Harvey Weinstein, who vowed Read More

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

For all we know, little Francesco Stephen Castelluccio and his neighborhood pals Tommy Devito and Nick Massi did indeed live a Goodfellas-lite life. For all we Read More

Third Person

Third Person

Winning Academy Awards for producing and writing Crash may have ultimately done more harm than good to Paul Haggis’s reputation. Just as well-respected movies like Shakespeare Read More