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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>>
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 11, 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>>
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 11, 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>>
Kevin Smith's Tusk Labors for Infamy Tusk
Tusk is kind of terrible, but at least it’s trying to be about something.
, September 11, 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>>
Forrest Gump returns, Still With Nothing to Say Forrest Gump
Gump goes bigger than ever in IMAX release.
, September 04, 2014
Forrest Gump has turned 20 and is celebrating its birthday with a weeklong IMAX release. It's a significant milestone for the six-time Academy... More>>
Elvis Lives in The Identical - and so Does His Boring Twin The Identical
Elvis slash fiction is shocking only in its banality.
, September 04, 2014
The Identical is Elvis slash fiction that could have been written by a spinster church organist. Its premise is intriguing: What if Jesse... More>>
Innocence Could Have Been the Great Prep-School Blood-Thriller Innocence
The themes are fascinating even if the movie doesn't live up to them.
, September 04, 2014
Since it's the kind of slow-building movie whose very premise is something of a spoiler, a pretty delicious one, let's get the consumer-guide... More>>
Lithgow, Molina and Manhattan All Move in Love Is Strange Love Is Strange
A movie that's about love, money, New York and real estate.
, September 04, 2014
You could be forgiven, after watching the opening minutes of Ira Sachs's fine-grained and flinty Love Is Strange, for thinking it's going to be a... More>>
The Age of Consent The Age of Consent
The Last of Robin Hood wrestles with a star’s underage love.
, September 04, 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>>
Robin Wright, as Robin Wright, Seizes a Mod Future in The Congress The Congress
An ambitious knockout that doesn't quite live up to its potential.
, August 28, 2014
After The Princess Bride made Robin Wright a star, she shocked Hollywood by saying no. No to The Firm and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. No to... More>>
Brutal Prison Drama Starred Up Stirs Rare Empathy Starred Up
There is no easy redemption in this one.
, August 28, 2014
The beginning of David Mackenzie's U.K. prison drama, Starred Up, might make you wonder if you'll survive to the end: We see a kid with a... More>>
In The November Man, Pierce Brosnan Gun-Parties Like It's 1989 In The November Man, Pierce Brosnan Gun-Parties Like It's 1989
, August 28, 2014
Here's what an R rating gets you these days: a few splattery headshots, some glimpses of cable TV-style background nudity, a couple kids and... More>>
Forrest Gump Returns, Still With Nothing to Say Forrest Gump Returns, Still With Nothing to Say
Gump goes bigger than ever in IMAX release
, August 28, 2014
Forrest Gump has turned 20 and is celebrating its birthday with a weeklong IMAX release. It's a significant milestone for the six-time Academy... More>>
Elvis Lives in The Identical - and So Does His Boring Twin Elvis Lives in The Identical - and So Does His Boring Twin
Elvis slash fiction is shocking only in its banality.
, August 28, 2014
The Identical is Elvis slash fiction that could have been written by a spinster church organist. Its premise is intriguing: What if Jesse... More>>
Innocence Could Have Been the Great Prep-School Blood-Thriller Innocence Could Have Been the Great Prep-School Blood-Thriller
The themes are fascinating even if the movie doesn't live up to them.
, August 28, 2014
Since it's the kind of slow-building movie whose very premise is something of a spoiler, a pretty delicious one, let's get the consumer-guide... More>>
Lithgow, Molina and Manhattan all Move in Love Is Strange Lithgow, Molina and Manhattan all Move in Love Is Strange
A movie that's about love, money, New York and real estate.
, August 28, 2014
You could be forgiven, after watching the opening minutes of Ira Sachs's fine-grained and flinty Love Is Strange, for thinking it's going to be a... More>>
That Man From Rio: Toast the Return of de Broca's Globe-Trotting Parody That Man From Rio
1964 crime caper-spoof is back.
, August 21, 2014
Jean-Paul Belmondo in a white dinner jacket. There. That should be enough to sell you on Philippe de Broca's 1964 crime caper-spoof That Man From... More>>
The Women of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Live to Suffer - and Little Else The Women of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Live to Suffer - and Little Else
In Sin City there are no heroes.
, August 21, 2014
Sin City, population unknown but dropping every minute, is a gorgeous place, but you wouldn't want to live there. Even the shadows and broken... More>>
Brendan Gleeson Shines as an Irish Priest in Crisis in Calvary Calvary
Gleeson gives the film more gravitas than the other characters deserve.
, August 21, 2014
In Calvary, Brendan Gleeson plays a Catholic priest who plods through a rustic Irish village that's more brutal than beautiful. The beach is... More>>
To Be Takei Follows the Star Trek Actor Into Undiscovered Country To Be Takei
Even with the darkness, the film is never less than joyful.
, August 21, 2014
Jennifer M. Kroot's To Be Takei is an affectionate portrait of the hardest-working member of the original cast of Star Trek, George Takei. That's... More>>
Michael Gondry's Mood Indigo Gets Richer as It Darkens Mood Indigo
The latest from Gondry's brilliant, contradictory brain.
, August 21, 2014
Mood Indigo is bitter candy, a heartbreaker that uses sugar as a trap. The director, Michel Gondry, has a brilliant, contradictory brain. He's a... More>>
YA Saves Summer If I Stay
If I Stay brings feeling back to the multiplex.
, August 21, 2014
Should grown-ups be spending their time reading young-adult novels, at the risk of missing the supposed riches of fiction written for actual... More>>
When the Game Stands Tall Insists Jesus Wants Kids to Hit Each Other Hard on the Gridiron When the Game Stands Tall Insists Jesus Wants Kids to Hit Each Other Hard on the Gridiron
, August 21, 2014
According to inspirational sports movies, winning demands you train hard, play with heart, be a team, and not care about winning. So it goes in... More>>
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