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  • Deepwater Horizon is the most entertaining Hollywood disaster movie in years. I’m sorry — is that a terrible thing to say? Peter Berg’s film is based on the true story of the BP-leased, Transocean-owned deepwater drilling rig that in 2010...

  • A woman wears sunglasses, a tight red dress, matching long gloves and red lipstick. She stands and smokes a cigarette, ostensibly watching a rugby game, but really the players are watching her, fumbling their footwork, and it’s exactly the effect...

  • Korean spy thriller The Age of Shadows may have the same basic plot as a "Zapata Western," the kind of Spaghetti Western that follows an amoral mercenary who gets transformed into a committed revolutionary by a tightly knit group of...

  • The road to equal treatment has been a long and difficult one for the disabled community, and littered with setbacks and defeats. Occasionally lost in that quest for accessibility legislation and insurance mandates has been the subordinate...

  • Jesus Christ, this fucking movie. A Good Day to Die Hard and Max Payne director John Moore has updated the notorious 2006 flop Firewall for the smartphone era with I.T., and it's every bit as unpleasant as A Good Day to...

  • Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe is a true-life tale transformed into an inspirational fable. That’s not novel for the movies, but in this director’s hands, the results are mostly enchanting. The film follows Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), an...

  • Set aside all human decency and imagine, for a moment, that you’re Kim Jong-il. Imagine it's 1978, and you're pushing 40, still Great Leader's son rather than the future Dear Leader. You have yearned for years to create a truly great North Korean...

  • “I don’t have any answers,” Krzysztof Kieslowski once said, “but [I] do know how to pose questions.” Not an uncommon stance for an artist, certainly, but perhaps surprising for one who made a massive, 10-part miniseries based on the Ten...

  • Look, if you're not stirred by the sight of Denzel Washington, clad in head-to-toe black, riding a black stallion over dunes and bluffs and right up to the saloon of some two-bit frontier town — well, then maybe the movies just aren't for you....

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