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  • If we can credit any director with upholding the legacy of Hong Kong crime cinema in the age of American action-movie dominance, it's Johnnie To. Unlike contemporaries who've lapsed into semi-retirement (Ringo Lam) or turned increasingly to...

  • The Phenom is the baseball movie Robert Altman never made. In his deglamorized sports drama, writer/director Noah Buschel (Glass Chin) explores the emotional struggles of promising pitcher Hopper Gibson (Johnny Simmons), who makes...

  • Let me tell you all the good things about Nicolas Winding Refn's high-art, lowbrow horror film The Neon Demon before I tell you what I will not tolerate. After Drive, Refn seems obsessed with his idea of Los Angeles, one where...

  • This sadistic pulp-revisionist Western starts so well that you might feel something like loss as it ends: The Duel could have been something. The opening is all evocative mud and blood as a pair of knife-fighters, their left arms tied...

  • The most surprising thing about the new buddy action-comedy Central Intelligence is the sight of Kevin Hart playing straight man to another actor's antics. In previous comedies, Hart has been the pint-sized, fast-talking dynamo at the...

  • Woodrow Wilson described D.W. Griffith’s notorious Civil War epic Birth of a Nation as "writing history with lightning." Gary Ross’ Free State of Jones, which covers roughly the same period as Griffith’s film, is...

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