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Jobs

Jobs

With his death on October 5th, 2011 from complications due to pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs was canonized as a thoughtful tech innovator with one finger on Read More

2 Guns

2 Guns

The problem with 2 Guns isn’t its cast. While pairing Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg up in a film is akin to matching a juicy steak Read More

Planes

Planes

Let’s be upfront about this — nothing this review says or suggests will keep you and your kids from seeing Planes. Your wee ones have made Read More

The World’s End

The World’s End

In his latest genial fanboy collaboration with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg plays the kind of perpetual adolescent that comedies love: He’s a fountain of clearly horrible Read More

Violet & Daisy

Violet & Daisy

The titular teens of Violet & Daisy are fairies without a tale to tell. It’s certainly not due to lack of effort – the pixies talk Read More

Crystal Fairy

Crystal Fairy

Crystal Fairy isn’t a drug movie. The principals do plenty of them and the quest for a rare high drives the story, but the film focuses Read More

Paranoia

Paranoia

I’m not sure who exactly is paranoid in Paranoia. In fact, I’m finding it hard to recall a single recognizable state of mind or emotion shown 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

Turbo

Turbo

If you can get past one glaring critical concern and don’t care too much about how your ankle biter will view the minority population of our Read More

Man of Steel

Man of Steel

This isn’t your father’s Superman. This isn’t your older brother’s Superman. Frankly, we’re not quite sure whose Superman this is. After the undeniable success of his Read More

I Declare War

I Declare War

The fog of fake war hangs thick around the bodies – and psyches – of these kids getting lost in the woods and in their imaginations. Read More

Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche

After a few detours into more visible Hollywood comedies that worked (Pineapple Express) and that didn’t (Your Highness), writer/director David Gordon Green moves back into more Read More

The Attack

The Attack

When a single act of violence is central to a film’s plot, the event almost always shows up on the screen. It’s like some implicit promise Read More

Passion

Passion

It’s sort of hard to believe that anyone could make the dopey 2010 French thriller Love Crime more ridiculous, but Brian De Palma manages to do Read More

White House Down

White House Down

It’s Die Hard in the Oval Office again as another example of working class heroism (this time, in the guise of hot property Channing Tatum) helps Read More

Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Subtle and mesmerizing, Computer Chess informally meditates on the nature of consciousness, our capacity for comprehension, and group sex. Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax) convincingly Read More

Grown Ups 2

Grown Ups 2

At this point in his career, Adam Sandler should feel damn lucky. While other equally famous funnymen have come and gone (Jim Carrey, for example), he’s Read More