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R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D. is inert. It arrives DOA to moviegoers just begging for something slightly out of the ordinary, and yet cannot find a way to make its Read More

The Internship

The Internship

What’s the difference between a good comedy and a bad one? One half of an MPAA ratings point, apparently. Back in 2005, Owen Wilson and Vince Read More

Before Midnight

Before Midnight

Eventually, Jesse and Celine had to grow up. What wasn’t certain was that anyone would still care what happened to the young romantics of Before Sunrise Read More

The Conjuring

The Conjuring

It’s something that horror filmmakers frequently forget: atmosphere. You can have all the false jumps and bloodletting you want, but at the end of the day, Read More

Leviathan

Leviathan

Leviathan challenges you to find your bearings from the opening shot. It’s dark, waves are crashing, chains are clanking and coiling, water is splashing the camera, Read More

I Give It a Year

I Give It a Year

Almost playing like an edgy sequel to a non-existent standard rom-com, I Give It a Year burns through a typical feature-length scenario before the end of Read More

Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives

Ryan Gosling doesn’t say much in his second collaboration with Drive filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn. He’s busy looking into the middle distance like a wounded child Read More

Jug Face

Jug Face

As Jug Face begins, it toes the line between thoughtful indie thriller and B-movie schlockfest. Very quickly, it fully crosses over into the latter category. Not Read More

Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars

A secret army of helicopter-borne ninjas and remote-controlled missiles that answers only to the president and is authorized to strike with deadly speed and overwhelming force Read More

The Heat

The Heat

The ascension of Melissa McCarthy as the female John Candy continues unabated with The Heat, her third major appearance (and second co-starring role) in a motion Read More

Maniac

Maniac

Maniac isn’t an easy film to watch, and is commendable because of it. Cutting deeper than the brutal slasher violence on the surface – which, make Read More

The Colony

The Colony

In The Colony a future Earth is in the throes a new ice age, survivors forced to flee the frozen surface for a tribal-like existence in Read More

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

The advertising tagline for Pacific Rim is “Go Big or Go Extinct,” and on the evidence of the film itself, Guillermo del Toro is conveying that Read More

The Purge

The Purge

It’s the year 2020 and America is experiencing unheard of prosperity. Crime is almost non-existent and unemployment is below 1%. The reason behind this sudden social Read More

After Earth

After Earth

Apparently, studios don’t know any better. You’d figure after outright disasters such as The Lady in the Water, The Happening, and The Last Airbender, no one Read More

Stuck in Love

Stuck in Love

What is it about movies about writers that so easily rankles? The easy answer is that they’re a film critic’s bugaboo, claiming expertise in an area Read More

Curse of Chucky

Curse of Chucky

The last decade or so has seen a rash of horror icons get the reboot treatment. Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Leatherface have all Read More

Europa Report

Europa Report

In the context of a science-fiction setup, when the chief of a mission into deep space to explore the possibility of life says that “finding nothing Read More