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It’s a story so old that Moses probably told it to the masses as a preamble to his presentation of the Ten Commandments: a DEA agent Read More

Black Nativity

Black Nativity

Black Nativity is a movie made for a specific viewing demographic. It’s not necessarily for fans of the Langston Hughes play (it is, by admission, a Read More

Philomena

Philomena

If it’s Awards Season, it’s time for Harvey and his maverick Weinstein marketing machine to convince us that another middling prestige picture is actually worthy of Read More

Delivery Man

Delivery Man

In Delivery Man Vince Vaughn’s familiar affable manchild character progresses to affable manchild who kinda sorta grows up. The constant fast-talking immaturity that has become his Read More

Narco Cultura

Narco Cultura

As lyrics go, “We’re bloodthirsty, crazy, and we like to kill” doesn’t leave much to the imagination. But painting a bright scene with cartoon exaggeration and Read More

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

In form, Dallas Buyers Club would appear a rollicking, globe-hopping ride, complete with a compelling kingpin figure and a sprawling mega-heist at its center. In execution, Read More

Nebraska

Nebraska

Alexander Payne has become a master of a very specific, borderline nonexistent subgenre: the road movie that doesn’t move. About Schmidt centers on a road trip Read More

Sunlight Jr.

Sunlight Jr.

Presenting a slice of impoverished life, Sunlight Jr. illuminates the ongoing struggles of a couple just trying to get by. To the film’s credit it feels Read More

How I Live Now

How I Live Now

In most stories about groups fighting for survival, Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) would be among the first to die. When the eye-rolling New York teen shows up Read More

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

The specter of Death (with a capital “D”) is a hovering presence in The Book Thief. The slow, deep narration from a reaper-like entity is just Read More

Commie Camp

Commie Camp

Nestled in the wilderness of Massachusetts is a summer camp known as Camp Kinderland. On the surface, it doesn’t appear much different than any other sleepaway Read More

We Are What We Are

We Are What We Are

The apropos opening shot of the moody We Are What We Are shows a pristine spider web gently swaying in the breeze. It’s fitting because the characters at Read More