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We Are the Best!

We Are the Best!

It’s assumed that the thorny flowers of punk need rocky, hostile ground to take root. Think of how the gone-to-seed, junkie-littered, class warfare cityscapes of late-1970s Read More

Blended

Blended

Blended is a movie at odds with itself. It’s desperate to be a deep and involving look at parenting, grief, and moving on to that next Read More

Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014)

As one of 2014’s most anticipated movies, it’s fair to say that Gareth Edwards’ reboot of Godzilla arrives with a myriad of expectations. Believe it or Read More

Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm

Hollywood loves a fish out of water story, especially a family-friendly one based on a relatively remarkable true story. Million Dollar Arm is a decent enough Read More

Wolf Creek 2

Wolf Creek 2

It’s been nine years since the brutal, nihilistic Wolf Creek was unleashed on audiences. A hit in its native Australia, Greg McLean’s film became notorious for Read More

Neighbors

Neighbors

Adulthood sucks. Holding onto those last few moments of youth before the real world steps in and destroys your childhood/teenage dreams is the very definition of Read More

The Double

The Double

If Wes Anderson immersed himself in Orwell, Kafka, and other high priests of chilly, bureaucratic horror, the result might look something like Richard Ayoade’s metaphysical nightmare Read More

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