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Youth

Youth¬†has something to say, but that something is pretty obvious, and so the film dresses it up in a lot of self-satisfied artiness. The approach is akin to hearing someone say the alphabet backwards: impressive if you don’t think about it too much, rather pointless if you do. Michael Caine plays Fred Ballinger, a retired […]

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Stonehearst Asylum

Director Brad Anderson began his career making bold, ambitious films like Next Stop Wonderland, Session 9, and The Machinist (a picture¬†many people feel is a modern classic). Recent years, though, have found him making more conventional mainstream fare like The Call. His newest effort, Stonehearst Asylum, falls into the latter category, but that’s not necessarily […]