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Unbroken

Unbroken

If one learns anything from a handsomely-told World War II survival fable like Unbroken, it’s that if you are marooned at sea for weeks and then Read More

American Sniper

American Sniper

Snipers are supposed to be solitary types. Patient, waiting. So it makes sense that for Clint Eastwood’s brooding film about Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL sniper Read More

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

It seems fitting that less than a week after the release of Annie, a crushingly inept movie musical, Into the Woods arrives to show audiences how movie 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

Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night

Nobody would accuse cinema’s hard-bitten neo-realist duo Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne of playing to modern trends. But with their newest film it’s hard not to Read More

Annie

Annie

It’s kind of disheartening to sit here on the brink of lightly bashing the unceasingly-promoted Annie, which is actually quite sweet and well meaning, and which represents Read More

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

Anybody looking for a cozy holiday costume drama about a famous painter should steer clear of Mike Leigh’s uncompromising, sometimes brutal film. J.M.W. Turner is best Read More

Top Five

Top Five

There’s no denying Chris Rock’s stand-up status. He’s that rare comedian that can be both serious and scatological and still get his point across. He’s succeeded Read More

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

“Thinking comes later,” mumbles Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) at the start of Paul Thomas Anderson’s foggy, funny film of Thomas Pynchon’s psychedelia-noir Inherent Vice, only Read More

Frank

Frank

Frank is a movie so bizarre and strange that it’s practically a miracle it got made at all. Aside from its eccentric subject matter, the film keeps Read More

Wild

Wild

If Wild were just about a woman triumphing over nature, it wouldn’t be much of an experience. There are natural dangers aplenty, of course, in this Read More