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Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen knows that sometimes it’s best just to throw characters into the deep end and see if audiences want to swim with them. By the Read More

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

Nothing about the 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant makes sense. For his keen, impassioned debut, writer/director Ryan Coogler avoids one of the most common mistakes seen Read More

The Wolverine

The Wolverine

Of all the superheroes in all the franchises, the undeniable popularity of Wolverine, a.k.a near-immortal mutant soldier James “Logan” Howlett, is the most curious. Granted, he’s Read More

Apartment 1303 3D

Apartment 1303 3D

Isn’t the J-Horror phenomenon over? Long over? Didn’t  James Wan with Saw and Eli Roth with Hostel introduce torture porn to a PG-13 weary horror contingent Read More

Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Subtle and mesmerizing, Computer Chess informally meditates on the nature of consciousness, our capacity for comprehension, and group sex. Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax) convincingly Read More

The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer

So breezy that it threatens to blow apart entirely, the coming-of-age dramedy The Kings of Summer has some sweet moments but ends up feeling wholly inconsequential. Read More

Museum Hours

Museum Hours

If you were to name common institutions designed to inspire calm and quiet, art museums would have to be at the top of the list. Even Read More

R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D. is inert. It arrives DOA to moviegoers just begging for something slightly out of the ordinary, and yet cannot find a way to make its Read More

RED 2

RED 2

Remember RED? The awkward action comedy from a few years back which saw aging ex-spies battle each other (and a much younger contingent) to prove youth Read More

Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives

Ryan Gosling doesn’t say much in his second collaboration with Drive filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn. He’s busy looking into the middle distance like a wounded child Read More

The Conjuring

The Conjuring

It’s something that horror filmmakers frequently forget: atmosphere. You can have all the false jumps and bloodletting you want, but at the end of the day, Read More

Turbo

Turbo

If you can get past one glaring critical concern and don’t care too much about how your ankle biter will view the minority population of our Read More

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

The advertising tagline for Pacific Rim is “Go Big or Go Extinct,” and on the evidence of the film itself, Guillermo del Toro is conveying that Read More