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  • 18 days ago | Film Reviews

    A post-Wikipedia biographical documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck finds Brett Morgen constructing a feature-length collage of notebook entries, demo tapes, rehearsal footage, home movies, archival photos, and drawings and artwork by the late...

  • A stark lesson in the importance of skillful editing, Road to Juarez crisscrosses so haphazardly between locations, incidents, and time frames that it makes no sense on a basic narrative, thematic, or emotional level. That said, even the...

  • Russell Crowe proves to be a proficient director in need of better material with The Water Diviner, an adaptation of Andrew Anastasios and Dr. Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios's inspired-by-true-events novel. In 1919, Joshua Connor (Crowe), a "water...

  • There's no more disposable type of comedy than the genre spoof, and no greater example of its general creative worthlessness than The Walking Deceased, an interminable 90-minute goof-off propped up by references to popular...

  • Bike-messenger boy meets girl, joins her NYC gang of parkour-ing thieves, and winds up in formulaic trouble in Daniel Benmayor's Tracers, a by-the-books B movie only notable for its energetic action choreography. In debt to a loan...

  • A deranged pseudo-feminist fable, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter takes its tedious time getting to its unrewarding destination. Habitually dressed like Little Red Riding Hooded Sweatshirt, Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi) is an unhappy Tokyo office...