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Carrie (2013)

Carrie (2013)

Carrie is a conundrum. On the one hand, it’s an attempt to bring Stephen King’s novel, and by extension, Brian DePalma’s landmark adaptation, into the new Read More

All Is Lost

All Is Lost

It’s that face. The undeniably aged but still matinee idol quality face. Argue over his output, his films both in front of or behind the camera, Read More

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

There are horrors aplenty in Steve McQueen’s blistering, cold-eyed epic of slavery. But amidst the cringe-inducing scenes of torture — it seems wrong to call those Read More

Escape Plan

Escape Plan

There was a time, say a quarter century or so ago, when an announced pairing of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone would have caused widespread action-film Read More

Paradise

Paradise

Paradise is a film about soul-searching, which is convenient, since it feels like Diablo Cody is searching her own soul to rediscover the edgy voice that Read More

The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate

Irony of ironies – the much-anticipated “WikiLeaks Movie,” which dramatizes the inception of an organization responsible for some the most incendiary and controversial information leaks in Read More

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips

With measured satisfaction, I can report Captain Phillips is a solid thriller. Satisfaction is “measured” because, with the filmmaking talent behind the film, it could’ve been Read More

Machete Kills

Machete Kills

Though it takes a good 45 minutes or so to get going, Machete Kills is a gonzo, guilty pleasure sequel that few outside of Messageboard Nation Read More

The Hunt

The Hunt

In today’s never-ending news cycle we’re inundated with a steady stream of hate speech and fearmongering from the highest halls of government to the Twitter feeds Read More

Touchy Feely

Touchy Feely

Touchy Feely never gets its arms around its narrative, failing to massage any of its meandering plot strings into anything of substance. What’s put on screen Read More

Gravity

Gravity

You’ve never seen anything like Gravity before. Nothing can prepare you for the unbridled brilliance of what director Alfonso Cuaron accomplishes with some specialized set rigging, Read More

Bad Milo!

Bad Milo!

Few movies feel as strained as those that consider themselves cult classics in the making, drunk on the suspicion that a certain audience will embrace their Read More

Instructions Not Included

Instructions Not Included

It’s about time Latinos had their own Tyler Perry. What the self-made entertainment juggernaut did for the underserved African-American community (and cross dressing community), Mexican superstar Read More