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The Loft

The Loft

Imagine Billy Wilder’s The Apartment minus the humor and social commentary merged with Alfred Hitchcock via Danny Boyle a la Shallow Grave without either director’s panache Read More

Wild Card

Wild Card

Fans of Jason Statham and his roid rage roundelays don’t come to see brooding neo-noir. They don’t really care about his personal crises or existential struggles. Read More

Project Almanac

Project Almanac

A time travel film is only as smart as its script. While that goes without saying most of the time, the found footage affront Project Almanac (previously Read More

Jessabelle

Jessabelle

Horror is cyclical. One minute we are worried about the psychotic killer slashing his way through a wealth of worthless teenage victim fodder, the next, zombies Read More

Strange Magic

Strange Magic

George Lucas owes us. He owes us for Howard the Duck. He owes us for those god-awful Star Wars prequels. He owes us for refusing to Read More

Mortdecai

Mortdecai

You can see what attracted Johnny Depp to the character of Charlie Mortdecai: the dapper dope persona; the twee moustache; the faux heist film farce elements; Read More

The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door

Back when it looked like J-Lo, otherwise known as recording diva and American Idol space holder Jennifer Lopez, the star was getting started on a legitimate movie Read More

Blackhat

Blackhat

Michael Mann’s Blackhat is a mess. It’s a slick, shallow effort from a filmmaker who usually does better — a lot better. Even when he falters Read More

Paddington

Paddington

Paddington is the kind of movie Hollywood has forgotten how to make. It’s quaint and cozy, witty without resulting to an overuse of physical shtick or Read More

The Wedding Ringer

The Wedding Ringer

The Wedding Ringer is what we call a “vibe” film in the critic’s biz. Sync up to its particular brand of Hangover-lite faux Farrelly Brothers gratuity Read More

Taken 3

Taken 3

Here’s an appropriate marketing slogan for this unnecessary third slog through Bryan Mills’ particular set of skills: “This time, it’s the audience that gets… TAKEN.” Seriously, Read More

[REC] 4: Apocalypse

[REC] 4: Apocalypse

When you’ve made two of the best horror movies of the last decade (and, arguably, of all time) with your religious-tinged zombie movies [REC] and [REC] Read More

Big Eyes

Big Eyes

All Margaret Keane wanted to do was paint. She escaped her horrible first marriage to feel some of the freedom her muse mandated. Unfortunately, the 1950s Read More

Selma

Selma

What has happened to our country? Where did it all go so very, very wrong? A little over 50 years ago, people took to the streets Read More