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Nice Guy Denzel Kills in the Cartoonish Equalizer The Equalizer
Washington's latest is gloriously dumb and hilariously violent.
, September 25, 2014
Before its regular-joe hero gets bitten by a radioactive equation and becomes the Equalizer, who's sort of the Rain Man of puncturing Russian... More>>
Gone Girl is Smartly Crafted, Well Acted - and a Bit Too Slick Gone Girl is Smartly Crafted, Well Acted - and a Bit Too Slick
Film is never truly disturbing or distrubingly funny.
, September 25, 2014
Everything about Gone Girl, David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's enormously popular 2012 thriller about a deteriorating marriage and a... More>>
Grub-Eating Boxtrolls Thrive in Moral Grayness The Boxtrolls
A kiddie charmer that makes you laugh, cower and think of Hitler.
, September 25, 2014
The Boxtrolls is a kiddie charmer that makes you laugh, cower and think of Hitler. That's an unusual trifecta, but then again, this is an unusual... More>>
André Benjamin is Hendrix, but the women make Jimi. André Benjamin is Hendrix, but the women make Jimi.
You'll learn more about the ladies than you will about his genius.
, September 25, 2014
'Groupie" has come to be an ugly word, a misogynist dig that's used all too casually by men and women alike. A groupie is a woman who doesn't... More>>
3D Printing Doc Print the Legend Shows That Yes, You Will Be Able to Print a Gun Print the Legend
, September 25, 2014
In 2010, The Social Network fictionalized the dramatic building-up and falling-out around Facebook's founding. Four years later, the documentary... More>>
Nas: Time is Illmatic looks Back at One of the Greatest Hip-Hop Albums Nas: Time is Illmatic looks Back at One of the Greatest Hip-Hop Albums
Go deep with one of Rap's greatest lyricist
, September 25, 2014
One rhyme in particular crystallizes the genius of Nas's 1994 classic Illmatic. It comes in the song "One Love," which takes the form of a letter... More>>
Find Your Smile, Again Find Your Smile, Again
Hector’s Simon Pegg gets the Mitty treatment.
, September 25, 2014
Simon Pegg has always been more like a cartoon than a real boy. He's one part Charlie Brown to two parts Tintin, a round-faced runt who can... More>>
Golden Years Golden Years
David Bowie Is lovingly brings the Starman to Earth
, September 25, 2014
It's the kind of forward-thinking experience David Bowie himself might have predicted. Just for one day, on silver screens across the country, a... More>>
Nick Cave's New Movie Doesn't Quite Reveal the Man Behind the Myth — and That's a Good Thing Nick Cave's New Movie Doesn't Quite Reveal the Man Behind the Myth — and That's a Good Thing
, September 25, 2014
In one Nick Cave song, a pedophiliac outlaw caps a murder spree by killing the devil himself. In another, the narrator muses on Miley Cyrus while... More>>
Nice Guy Denzel Kills in the Cartoonish Equalizer The Equalizer
Washington's latest is gloriously dumb and hilariously violent.
, September 18, 2014
Before its regular-joe hero gets bitten by a radioactive equation and becomes the Equalizer, who's sort of the Rain Man of puncturing Russian... More>>
A Chopped-Up Eleanor Rigby Suffers a Fate Worse Than Loneliness The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
, September 18, 2014
In two minutes, the Beatles captured the empty life of sad singleton Eleanor Rigby. Director Ned Benson is devoting three films to her namesake... More>>
Grub-eating Boxtrolls Thrive in Moral Grayness The Boxtrolls
A kiddie charmer that makes you laugh, cower and think of Hitler.
, September 18, 2014
The Boxtrolls is a kiddie charmer that makes you laugh, cower and think of Hitler. That's an unusual trifecta, but then again, this is an unusual... More>>
Wiig and Hader Brave Despair in The Skeleton Twins —  and Still Get Laughs The Skeleton Twins
Skeleton Twins isn’t perfect, but it cuts to the bone
, September 18, 2014
Surprisingly moving for a film assembled from such familiar scenes, Craig Johnson's The Skeleton Twins mushes together queasy/quirky indie family... More>>
Border Disorder Frontera
Frontera mines a crisis for smart, compelling drama.
, September 18, 2014
Some movies seem to be put on this Earth just for actors. You look at the synopsis of a picture, and you think, "Well, it could be OK," but then... More>>
A Walk Among the Tombstones Is the Kind of Thriller Liam Neeson Deserves A Walk Among the Tombstones
What if a Liam Neeson movie was as potent as Liam Neeson?
, September 18, 2014
They've done it at last: made a Liam Neeson-stomps-some-ass flick where, as the credits roll, there's more stuff to be glad you saw than Neeson... More>>
Kevin Smith’s Tusk Labors for Infamy Tusk
Tusk is kind of terrible, but at least it’s trying to be about something.
, September 18, 2014
Kevin Smith is a bright guy who over the years has become a little too taken with his own persona, his own jokes, his own cult following —... More>>
If You’re Not a Rich Dope, This Is Where I Leave You Offers Nothing This Is Where I Leave You
Film is nothing of a movie
, September 18, 2014
"I've spent my whole life playing it safe," whines Judd Altman (Jason Bateman), the middle-class milquetoast at the center of This Is Where I... More>>
No Good Deed: Oh, to Be Rich and Hunted by Idris Elba! No Good Deed
, September 18, 2014
Married Women Over 30, here’s a pitch for a movie: My Dinner With Idris. You never thought it would happen to you, but one rainy night when... More>>
Don't Watch That, Watch This: Geek Cinema Selfie Party Don't Watch That, Watch This: Geek Cinema Selfie Party
, September 11, 2014
What's fascinating, new and neglected across all major video platforms. Among other things, cinema has always been a ready-made self-eulogizer... More>>
How Kevin Smith Got Young Again How Kevin Smith Got Young Again
The indie veteran and podcast pro on Tusk -- and what will finally shut him up
, September 11, 2014
This summer, a prankster stole Kevin Smith's Twitter account and tweeted, "Before this comes out I want to state that I am a gay proud man."... More>>
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Has the Year's Funniest Sex Scene Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?
, September 11, 2014
The sex scene almost makes it worth sitting through Atlas Shrugged III, the last and least of the cheapjack adaptations of Ayn Rand's brick-thick... More>>
The Last of Robin Hood Wrestles with a Star’s Underage Love The Last of Robin Hood
Film doesn’t milk Errol Morris scandal for purpose.
, September 11, 2014
If older man/younger women matchups make many people uncomfortable, the older man/much younger women combo tends to make them apoplectic. It... More>>
Dolphin Tale 2 Is a Warm, Wise Animal Tale Dolphin Tale 2
This sequel puts other sunny-weepy sea mammal flicks to shame
, September 11, 2014
Even the most inspiration-averse will have eyes as moist as blowholes by the end credits of Dolphin Tale 2, a good-hearted kids' drama whose... More>>
The Drop (and Gandolfini) Find New Life in Lowlifes
One of Gandolfini’s final performances may be an award winner
, September 11, 2014
Petty Greatness The Drop (and Gandolfini) find new life in lowlifes. The Drop, the richly textured, beautifully acted film collaboration... More>>
Wiig and Hader Brave Despair in The Skeleton Twins — and Still Get Laughs The Skeleton Twins
Skeleton Twins isn’t perfect, but it cuts to the bone
, September 11, 2014
Surprisingly moving for a film assembled from such familiar scenes, Craig Johnson's The Skeleton Twins mushes together queasy/quirky indie family... More>>
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