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Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2

The Barden Bellas are back, bringing more of their instrumental-free singing sass to girls everywhere “too ugly to be cheerleaders” (according to film character John Smith, Read More

Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit

Allow me to clear up any confusion right up front: Hot Pursuit is not directed by Paul Feig, and it does not star Melissa McCarthy. It’s Read More

Maggie

Maggie

A grieving father expresses a wish to the family concerning his terminally ill teenager – “Let’s enjoy the time we have with her.” But this is not Read More

The D Train

The D Train

The D Train, the creepy new dramedy with Jack Black, is a journey to the end of the line, the ultimate Seth Rogen-James Franco bromance film Read More

7 Chinese Brothers

7 Chinese Brothers

Modern indie film has an abundance of hangdog slackers. But none are as effective as Jason Schwartzman, he of the long face, sad eyebrows, and terribly good Read More

Welcome To Me

Welcome To Me

Welcome To Me is an exercise in vicarious discomfort and an exploration of the social responsibilities surrounding mental illness. It’s also a perfect vehicle for Kristin Read More

The Water Diviner

The Water Diviner

If you want to see history white(man)washed and scrubbed clean of any scandal, The Water Diviner is the film for you. It offers Russell Crowe (in Read More

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline

There is a very intriguing concept at the core of The Age of Adaline, an idea muddied up by meaningless asides and undeniable coincidence. Had the Read More

The Forger

The Forger

The Forger is short on imagination and transparent in its contrivance. Richard D’Ovidio’s script is so overloaded with clichés of the crime thriller and the weepy Read More

Little Boy

Little Boy

Little Boy is old fashioned Hollywood hokum glazed with a fine sheen of post-modern manipulation. It never earns a single one of its telegraphed five-hanky emotions Read More

Unfriended

Unfriended

Unfriended is a gimmick-based horror movie. Like The Blair Witch Project, which turned the first person POV found footage approach into a now well-worn waste of Read More

Monsters: Dark Continent

Monsters: Dark Continent

2010’s Monsters was innovative in its stripped-down sci-fi approach. Gareth Edwards’ directorial debut used rarely seen, though beautifully rendered, hulking aliens as foreboding atmospherics that enhanced Read More

True Story

True Story

Between the cold-case podcast Serial and Robert Durst’s wink-wink tease on The Jinx, true crime stories in the did-he-or-didn’t-he vein are having what they call a Read More