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Man of Tai Chi

Man of Tai Chi

Serviceable if not spectacular, Man of Tai Chi is a B-movie epic for a bygone video game era, using tropes of the martial arts genre as Read More

The Square

The Square

As Egypt’s internal political struggle continues yielding violent acts and revolutionary actions, a film that chronicles its historic evolution is playing everywhere and receiving awards. Nominated Read More

The Counselor

The Counselor

It features a wealth of talent both in front of and behind the lens. It offers up two Oscar winners, several nominees, and a script by Read More

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