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  • 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...

  • The conventional wisdom about early-career Tim Burton is that he was an imaginative visual stylist but not a great storyteller. That sounds smart, right? It’s still something that a certain kind of ratty-beard-stroking film critic keeps tucked in...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In 1978, North Korea kidnapped the South Korean film star Choi Eun-hee and, separately, the director Shin Sang-ok, her ex-husband and longtime collaborator. Kim Jong-il demanded that they create a great North Korean cinema, and together they made...

  • 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...

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