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  • Grandma opens with a breakup, a rather vicious one: Seventy-ish poet Elle (Lily Tomlin) is calling it quits with a younger woman we quickly ascertain is her girlfriend -- it's the sort of breakup where, believing you know where a...

  • 10 days ago | Film Reviews

    Even if you're the sort who believes there can be no such thing as too much political coverage, it can't hurt to cast a fond glance back to 1968, when only three networks — NBC, CBS and the perennial laggard ABC — jockeyed for the attention of the...

  • 10 days ago | Film Reviews

    In 2012, documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer made a splash with The Act of Killing, in which he sought out members of Indonesian killing squads, individuals who murdered thousands of innocent citizens accused of being communists after a milit...

  • An opening line can make or break a movie, but sometimes a clunker shouldn't be held against an otherwise sweet, well-observed picture. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's Ten Thousand Saints starts with a dud: "I've heard people...

  • From the trailer, and just from its initial vibe, Joel Edgerton's directorial debut The Gift looks like your stock "When bad things happen to good people" thriller, complete with a soulful pet dog you just know is going to get it....

  • In a world gone mad for superhero movies, what chance does the light spy caper have? Audiences will put total faith in a guy wearing a red metal suit, but the soft woolen folds of the bespoke kind barely register. Are modern audiences ready for...

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