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Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Emma Roberts plays a high school senior in Palo Alto. Within the context of the movie, she’s convincing, containing multitudes: her April is insecure about her Read More

Stage Fright

Stage Fright

The idea of a horror musical hybrid seems preposterous to say the least. Imagine camp counselors bursting into song while being pursued by Jason Voorhees, or Read More

Devil’s Knot

Devil’s Knot

Few murder cases have attracted as much attention over the last half-century – and remained in the public eye so long – as the trial of Read More

The Protector 2

The Protector 2

A decade or so ago, Tony Jaa was primed to become a martial arts megastar. He exploded onto the scene with Ong-bak and followed that up Read More

Bears

Bears

Nature documentaries have long been a staple of elementary school classrooms and Sunday afternoon television programming. They’re a great, if occasionally dry, way to learn about Read More

Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin

Revenge isn’t so sweet in Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin, an unblinking look at a journey down the winding road to retribution and beyond. The writer-director organizes Read More

The Other Woman (2014)

The Other Woman (2014)

You have to feel sorry for the actresses in The Other Woman. Instead of being given characters to play, they’ve been handed recognizable female stereotypes, accented Read More

The Quiet Ones

The Quiet Ones

The Quiet Ones is a relentless jump scare generator, making a lot of noise in attempts to startle, but not putting a lot of effort into Read More

Brick Mansions

Brick Mansions

Brick Mansions is an efficient and effective B-movie. It doesn’t reinvent the action genre so much as tunnel through the often imitated tropes of the type to deliver Read More

Locke

Locke

Few actors can make 85 minutes of cell phone conversations wholly engrossing. In Locke, Tom Hardy proves he’s one of them. When you consider that many Read More

A Haunted House 2

A Haunted House 2

Have you ever found yourself wasting time, scrolling through a social media site and occasionally clicking on the “amazing” or “shocking” or “hilarious” viral videos people Read More

Proxy

Proxy

Any great thriller earns that definition by keeping its audience off-balance. We crave control in the real world, but not when it comes to the movies Read More

Transcendence

Transcendence

There are many things wrong with Transcendence. While it dresses up its designs in fancy high tech speak and struggles to find a way to make Read More