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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

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls

For starters, The Boxtrolls offers up a wonderful villain, exquisitely played by Ben Kingsley, whose character design suggests ’60s ukulele god Tiny Tim filtered through Charles Dickens Read More

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

Ever since Bella Swan proved that swooning over a sparkly, non-threatening vampire could earn significant box office gold, Hollywood has been hard-pressed to find the next Read More

The Zero Theorem

The Zero Theorem

As a vision of a dystopian future that comments on our present culture, The Zero Theorem feels immediately dated. The script from first-time screenwriter – and Read More

Space Station 76

Space Station 76

At first, it seems like the one-joke premise of Space Station 76 will get old quickly: It’s a sci-fi comedy set on a space station in Read More

The Scribbler

The Scribbler

As comic book character names go, “The Scribbler” isn’t as inferential as, say, Wonder Woman. “Able to doodle at the speed of light (and backwards)!” doesn’t Read More

No Good Deed

No Good Deed

Genres spell out what audiences expect from them. A comedy should contain laughs. A tearjerker should make you cry. A sci-fi epic should have outsized ideas Read More

Dolphin Tale 2

Dolphin Tale 2

If you live along Florida’s west coast, you already known the story of Winter the dolphin. Tangled in a crab net and badly injured, the creature’s Read More

At the Devil’s Door

At the Devil’s Door

Keeping seasoned horror movie viewers off balance is a difficult thing to do. Audiences have certain expectations, so quenching the desire for gore, jumps, or spine Read More

The Drop

The Drop

Can one great performance make up for an otherwise mediocre movie? Put another way, does a story we’ve seen dozens of times before (often told in Read More

The Green Prince

The Green Prince

Restrained, clinical, and yet full-hearted, The Green Prince is one of the year’s, and maybe ultimately the decade’s, great spy stories. A two-hander about betrayal, shame, Read More