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13 Sins

13 Sins

The biggest sin of 13 Sins is its failure to meet its potential. Like the much better Cheap Thrills, this remake of a 2006 Thai thriller Read More

Rio 2

Rio 2

Attention moviegoers: the family film is dead. Now, there is irony in drawing that conclusion, especially with Disney’s Frozen just passing the billion dollar mark (it Read More

Draft Day

Draft Day

If the real Cleveland Browns organization is run even remotely like the fictionalized version in Draft Day, then it’s no wonder why their team has been Read More

Oculus

Oculus

A horror movie should never make you question its premise. Either there is a masked killer in the woods, or there isn’t. It shouldn’t pussyfoot around Read More

Under the Skin

Under the Skin

Under the Skin burrows its way into the psyche with a controlled visual and aural onslaught that dazzles and unnerves in equal measure. It’s accessibly abstract, Read More

Alan Partridge

Alan Partridge

Steve Coogan has been portraying Alan Partridge for more than two decades, introducing the character on BBC Radio, then moving on to television shows, specials, and Read More

Afflicted (2014)

Afflicted (2014)

Just when you think a cinematic genre gimmick is all worn out and not worth mentioning ever again, along comes something like Afflicted to totally mess Read More

Dom Hemingway

Dom Hemingway

It’s a shame such a spirited performance from Jude Law is wasted in such an unpleasant movie. There’s potential in Dom Hemingway the sociopathic character, fueled Read More

Noah

Noah

Noah is what we would call a “problem solving” movie. Within its simple Bible story (a man of faith has a vision of the Earth’s destruction Read More

Sabotage

Sabotage

There’s a perfectly serviceable idea at the core of the otherwise convoluted drug cartel vs. DEA action effort Sabotage. The notion of a ragtag group of Read More

Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine

On the list of 2014 Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature, there was a perfectly wonderful film you probably hadn’t heard of. Beyond the sisters of Read More

Breathe In

Breathe In

Three solid performances aren’t enough to lift Breathe In above its triteness and well-worn subject matter. With a restrained approach in portraying the decay of a Read More

Anita

Anita

Anita is a functional film about an astounding person who faced the whirlwind and didn’t blink. It doesn’t do meaningful service to the larger story of Read More

Enemy

Enemy

It makes sense that movies about envious doppelgangers should also arrive in pairs; one more impressive than the other. Later this year will see Richard Ayoade’s Read More