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Birdman

Birdman

He’s washed up and wounded. He can’t catch a break. He believes in himself, even if the rest of the world only remembers him as nothing Read More

Fury

Fury

World War II is about to end, at least in Europe. The Nazis know it. The Allies sense it. As the Americans move into Germany, retaking Read More

The Book of Life

The Book of Life

While it would be easy to call The Book of Life a clear case of style over substance, somehow, in this instance, the label is applicable. Read More

The Judge

The Judge

Just how much plot can one movie have? Here’s how much: Robert Downey Jr. plays high-priced Chicago lawyer Henry “Hank” Palmer. He represents reprehensible rich people Read More

Dracula Untold

Dracula Untold

Blame Marvel. Blame Stephanie Meyer and her sparkly Goth-Rom ridiculousness. Blame Stephen Sommers and his Mummy movies, Zack Snyder and 300, and the recent obsession with Read More

Believe Me

Believe Me

Believe Me is a faith-based film that tries really hard not to play like a traditional faith-based film. It doesn’t contain any big miracles, and none Read More

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

He’s only made 10 films in 20 years. This means that every time director David Fincher steps behind the lens, it’s an event. He’s a certified Read More

Drive Hard

Drive Hard

Drive Hard tries hard to be tongue-in-cheek B-movie pulp that entertains you for 89 minutes with slick action and funny dialogue. It tries to build a Read More

Annabelle

Annabelle

Take Rosemary’s Baby, cram in a nod to Helter Skelter, augment with the whole “haunted object” trope, and you’ve got Annabelle, the prequel/sequel to last year’s Read More

The Good Lie

The Good Lie

It’s become such a cinematic given that it actually has a genre subdivision. Whenever a movie minority has an issue, be it here or abroad, it’s Read More

Open Windows

Open Windows

Given the recent spate of celebrity cell phone hacks, Open Windows seems especially prescient. Here’s a movie that imagines such a scenario and then takes it to Read More

The Decent One

The Decent One

Just in time for the high holy days comes The Decent One, Israeli filmmaker Vanessa Lapa’s epistolary documentary of SS leader and mass executioner Heinrich Himmler, Read More

Eraserhead (1977)

Eraserhead (1977)

David Lynch is one director who used to provoke fistfights amongst film critics. Was Lynch the idiosyncratic artist of the age and director of such masterful Read More

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Fans of that horror movie standby, the slasher film, will easily testify that nothing is as satisfying as watching potential victim fodder — especially those examples Read More