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Man of Steel

Man of Steel

This isn’t your father’s Superman. This isn’t your older brother’s Superman. Frankly, we’re not quite sure whose Superman this is. After the undeniable success of his Read More

The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

As the soundtrack booms with an onslaught of undeniably body-grooving alt-funk and the camera obsessively pans from one overstuffed collection of prestige “valuables” to the next, Read More

This Is the End

This Is the End

It simultaneously does and doesn’t seem right to use lofty superlatives to describe This Is the End, since the film is so determined to be reckless and Read More

Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars

A secret army of helicopter-borne ninjas and remote-controlled missiles that answers only to the president and is authorized to strike with deadly speed and overwhelming force Read More

The Internship

The Internship

What’s the difference between a good comedy and a bad one? One half of an MPAA ratings point, apparently. Back in 2005, Owen Wilson and Vince Read More

The Purge

The Purge

It’s the year 2020 and America is experiencing unheard of prosperity. Crime is almost non-existent and unemployment is below 1%. The reason behind this sudden social Read More

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Four Australian travelers vacation to Cambodia. Three come back, one goes missing. Sounds like the plot of another unfortunate Turistas-style horror shocker but Wish You Were Read More

Magic Magic

Magic Magic

Actors often struggle to keep from being typecast. Then there are those instances where no amount of onscreen manipulation can change an audience’s perception of you. Read More

On the Road

On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s beat masterpiece, On the Road, is often considered one of the most influential works of contemporary literature. Its road trip narrative set against a Read More

Before Midnight

Before Midnight

Eventually, Jesse and Celine had to grow up. What wasn’t certain was that anyone would still care what happened to the young romantics of Before Sunrise Read More

The East

The East

When your debut film is 2011’s masterful sci-fi mystery Sound of My Voice, it’s hard for people not to have outsized expectations of what you’re going Read More

After Earth

After Earth

Apparently, studios don’t know any better. You’d figure after outright disasters such as The Lady in the Water, The Happening, and The Last Airbender, no one Read More

Now You See Me

Now You See Me

Magic has never really made a successful transition to film. While recent films like The Illusionist and The Prestige provided limited returns artistically (and financially), prestidigitation Read More

Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

The pregnant pause is one of the more useful items in a director’s toolbox for heightening drama and tension. One can’t have just nonstop chatter and Read More