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Thor Returns to Slum It on Earth Instead of Reaching New Heights Thor: The Dark World
Thor remains a cog in the Marvel machine.
, November 07, 2013
Among the Avengers, Thor should reign supreme. Sure, Captain America is the de facto leader, but even he — like the others — is just... More>>
Schooled Schooled
Frederick Wiseman and At Berkley capture a country in crisis.
, November 07, 2013
"Making these films is a sport," says veteran documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, who at 83 years old remains at the top of his game. "You... More>>
Lost '70s Mess The Visitor Is Rich and Strange The Visitor
Euro-American science fiction horror film is a mess, but a revelatory one.
, October 31, 2013
If it were the late '70s and you were a wunderkind film artist a bit embarrassed about your zeal for space-opera kids' stuff, you went out and... More>>
The Four Types of Spoilers and How Reviewers Should Handle Them The Four Types of Spoilers and How Reviewers Should Handle Them
A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers
, October 31, 2013
Recently, Anne Washburn's astonishing Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play wrapped up a sold-out run at Playwrights Horizons in New York. I saw the... More>>
Last Vegas Is Like a Reverse Mentos Commercial Starring Old Guys Last Vegas Is Like a Reverse Mentos Commercial Starring Old Guys
, October 31, 2013
It’s a dumbfounding irony that the fiction of the “entitled, selfish millennial” was invented by Baby Boomers. The generation... More>>
Here's Everything Wrong With Ender's Game Here's Everything Wrong With Ender's Game
, October 31, 2013
It's almost a relief that Ender's Game has turned out to be a glum bore onscreen, a far-future cadets-in-space military drama whose pretensions... More>>
In All Is Lost, Robert Redford Won't Go Down Easily All Is Lost
For once, Redford is just a guy trying not to die.
, October 24, 2013
The title All Is Lost promises despair, especially with Robert Redford looking so stolid and weathered and still-got-it golden on the poster.... More>>
Bad Grandpa's Kid Actor Outshines Johnny Knoxville Bad Grandpa's Kid Actor Outshines Johnny Knoxville
, October 24, 2013
Think Little Miss Sunshine could have used an elastic penis? Behold: Bad Grandpa, in which a widower and an eight-year-old drive across the... More>>
Aziz Ansari: Dudes, the Number of Dick Pics You Send is Startling Aziz Ansari: Dudes, the Number of Dick Pics You Send is Startling
Buried Alive hits Netflix November 1
, October 24, 2013
"Imagine if marriage didn't exist, and you're a guy and you ask someone to get married," proposes comedian Aziz Ansari in his new Netflix... More>>
The Fifth Estate Never Puts Julian Assange into Focus The Fifth Estate
Director Bill Condon never gives Benedict Cumberbatch room to act.
, October 17, 2013
Being a sensible person, you've probably taken a liking to Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor, Dickensian beanpole and banana-fana name-game... More>>
Ten Disneyland Tips From the Director Who Secretly Shot a Horror Sex Movie There Ten Disneyland Tips From the Director Who Secretly Shot a Horror Sex Movie There
, October 17, 2013
What's illegal at Disneyland? Dogs, drugs, alcohol, pamphlets, flags and large coolers. Not listed? Secretly shooting a feature-length... More>>
That Carrie Remake is Surprisingly Good That Carrie Remake is Surprisingly Good
, October 17, 2013
Kimberly Peirce changes almost nothing in her rallying remake of Brian De Palma’s classic about a troubled telekinetic teenager. She... More>>
Captain Phillips: Tom Hanks Goes Where Few Actors Have Dared Captain Phillips
Hanks proves why moviegoers and directors love him.
, October 10, 2013
Tom Hanks has built a career out of playing aggressively noble roles, so it's only natural to want to see him taken down a peg. But it's no fun... More>>
Machete Kills Is a B-Movie Worth Buying Machete Kills
Machete is back for more giddy lunacy.
, October 10, 2013
During his 2012 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Herman Cain rhapsodized about the fence he'd build on the U.S.-Mexico border: 20 feet... More>>
It's a Good Time for Bruce Willis, Action Star, to Die Hard It's a Good Time for Bruce Willis, Action Star, to Die Hard
, October 10, 2013
Something's seemed different about No. 1 American-born action hero Bruce Willis lately. His action movie output in recent years has mostly been... More>>
Oh, Romeo: Julian Fellowes's Hilarious Improvements to Shakespeare Oh, Romeo: Julian Fellowes's Hilarious Improvements to Shakespeare
, October 10, 2013
I’m pretty sure the dumbest way to die is killing yourself upon discovering that faking your own death has tricked your forbidden lover... More>>
Parkland Can't Quite Honor Life After JFK Parkland
The film on the momentous event fails to rise to the occasion.
, October 03, 2013
'What a shitty place to die." Whatever your feelings about Dallas, that's a pretty harsh assessment. Then again, the character in Peter... More>>
After 7 Years Away From Directing, Alfonso Cuarón Scores a Thrilling Breakthrough with Gravity Gravity
Sandra Bullock proves she has the right stuff.
, October 03, 2013
Some movies are so tense and deeply affecting that they shave years off your life as you're watching, only to give back that lost time, and more,... More>>
Jeremy Lin May Be Secretly Interesting, But Linsanity Is Wooden and Dull Linsanity
Film presents Rockets star as the NBA's Job.
, October 03, 2013
What's important to Jeremy Lin? He'll tell you. In fact, he'll even rank it. What are the 25-year-old NBA point guard's favorite cartoon... More>>
Enough Said Is a Small Blessing for Gandolfini Fans Enough Said
Fall for James Gandolfini one final time.
, September 26, 2013
When a relatively young actor dies suddenly, as James Gandolfini did in June, it's tempting to wonder about the roles he'll never get to play.... More>>
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Does It All in Don Jon, Except Dance Don Jon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt triumphs over online porn.
, September 26, 2013
To paraphrase the Bee Gees, Joseph Gordon-Levitt should be dancing. He's already done it in (500) Days of Summer, where he led an exuberant... More>>
On FX's The Bridge, Serial Killers Are a First-World Problem On FX's The Bridge, Serial Killers Are a First-World Problem
, September 26, 2013
Mild spoilers up to The Bridge's ninth episode below. Artisanal murders are all the rage these days. On Showtime's Dexter, NBC's Hannibal, and... More>>
Rush's Racers Draw New Life from Ron Howard Rush
This fuel-injected valentine is best seen on the big screen.
, September 19, 2013
It's 1976, a year when all the groovy girls are traipsing around in tiny suede skirts and all the cool guys have Badfinger hair. One of those... More>>
Prisoners Is a Captive of Its Own Ambitions Prisoners
Film tries too hard, makes no sense.
, September 19, 2013
If five Oscar nominees lose two young girls in the woods, will their wailing make a sound? That's the key question of Prisoners, Denis... More>>
Thanks for Sharing: Weep for the Oversexed Thanks for Sharing
A great romance elevates a sex-addiction drama.
, September 19, 2013
Forbidden fruit has never seemed so poisonous as in Thanks for Sharing, a remarkably sensitive and surprisingly romantic ensemble drama about sex... More>>
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