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Linklater's Glorious Boyhood Captures Life in Bloom Linklater's Glorious Boyhood Captures Life in Bloom
A 12 year short pays off in some of the director's finest work.
, July 10, 2014
The business of childhood is the business of waiting: waiting for Christmas, waiting for school to let out, waiting to be old enough to stay up... More>>
Anna Kendrick Had Her Heart Broken by a Hot Dog Anna Kendrick Had Her Heart Broken by a Hot Dog
, July 10, 2014
"I forget that people think that I'm the girl with a ponytail and a briefcase," says Anna Kendrick, perched on a couch in a T-shirt and jeans.... More>>
The Purge: Anarchy Sets Up Frank Grillo to Finally Be the Leading Man The Purge: Anarchy Sets Up Frank Grillo to Finally Be the Leading Man
, July 10, 2014
Sirens blare and an eerie voice announces that it's best to remain indoors if you don't plan to participate. While others make safety... More>>
E.T. Update Earth to Echo Makes Everything a Device Earth to Echo
At least the alien feels at home in this digital world.
, July 03, 2014
Earth to Echo is a slender kiddie flick about a quartet of preteens and their palm-size alien pal that's at once bland, well-intentioned and... More>>
Fifty Years on, A Hard Day's Night Is Still Revelatory A Hard Day's Night
A look at the eternal freshness of the film.
, July 03, 2014
Let's get the obvious over with: The early days of the Beatles, as reflected in Richard Lester's ebullient shout of freedom AHard Day's Night,... More>>
Transformers: Age of Extinction: At Least the Product Placement Is Interesting Transformers: Age of Extinction
, July 03, 2014
Believe it or not, during Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay’s fourth rattling of the toy box, I felt one moment of near... More>>
The Heat, Turned Down Tammy
Tammy attempts to housebreak Melissa McCarthy.
, July 03, 2014
It’s a relief, after the wretched Identity Thief, to see movies whose makers love Melissa McCarthy as much as audiences do. Identity... More>>
And Deliver Us From the Anemic Spook Story Deliver Us From Evil Deliver Us From Evil
, July 03, 2014
Horror, like porno, can be judged only by its effect on your pulse. If you jerked in your seat, it served its function. Biology requires us to... More>>
Dinesh D'Souza's America: The Vainglorious Huckster Trembles Before Another Left-Wing Conspiracy America: Imagine the World Without Her
, July 03, 2014
Here are some of the triumphant moments of recent history that make it into the climactic montage in America, the latest "America's... More>>
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a Stellar Sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a Stellar Sequel
Matt Reeves does so much right.
, July 03, 2014
Who knows why, but the sight of apes sitting tall and proud on horseback is stirring in a primal way. That's one of the best images in Matt... More>>
Paul Haggis's Third Person Is a Baffling Rough-Draft Epic Third Person
When crazy is normal, forgive the characters and blame their creator.
, July 03, 2014
If a toddler tried to re-create the mystifying behavior of adults, it would look a lot like Paul Haggis's Third Person, a drama where grown-ups... More>>
They Came Together Punts the Romantic Comedy out the Window They Came Together
America's sweethearts hilariously trash the rom-com.
, June 26, 2014
Romances are Hollywood's most anxiety-inducing fantasy. Like superhero flicks or horror films, they exist in a phony world of big scenes and... More>>
Not Even Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton Can Keep Snowpiercer on the Rails Snowpiercer
After the crash, grim Snowpiercer and its trains keep grinding along.
, June 26, 2014
Nowhere Express After the crash, grim Snowpiercer and its trains keep grinding along. It's kind of happy-sad, like watching a kid you knew as a... More>>
The Heat, Turned Down Tammy
Tammy attempts to housebreak Melissa McCarthy.
, June 26, 2014
It’s a relief, after the wretched Identity Thief, to see movies whose makers love Melissa McCarthy as much as audiences do. Identity... More>>
Think Like a Man Too Thinks Like Too Many Other Movies Think Like a Man Too
This sequel is as bland and anonymous in practice as it sounds on paper
, June 26, 2014
Comedies about the battle of the sexes tend to have one clear loser: the audience. Driven by an oppositional view of romance that proved outmoded... More>>
And Deliver Us From the Anemic Spook Story Deliver Us From Evil Deliver Us From Evil
, June 26, 2014
Horror, like porno, can be judged only by its effect on your pulse. If you jerked in your seat, it served its function. Biology requires us to... More>>
Obvious Child: They Finally Made an Abortion Comedy — and It's Good Obvious Child
A film perfect for those who want more honesty in fiction.
, June 26, 2014
For all the Fox News fear-mongering that Hollywood is out to indoctrinate us with liberal values, when it comes to pregnancy, the movies have for... More>>
The Rover Is More About Mood and Machines than Meaning The Rover
Pattinson and Pearce battle through The Rover.
, June 26, 2014
The Rover, Australian filmmaker David Michôd's follow-up to the brutish family drama Animal Kingdom, is a post-apocalyptic western from the... More>>
Winsome, Lose Some Begin Again
Begin Again won’t let Mark Ruffalo play a person.
, June 26, 2014
Mark Ruffalo's great gift, besides those scruffy good looks and that prickish, hungover charisma, is capturing the essence of the guy who's... More>>
Transformers: Age of Extinction: At Least the Product Placement Is Interesting Transformers: Age of Extinction
, June 26, 2014
Believe it or not, during Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay’s fourth rattling of the toy box, I felt one moment of near... More>>
E.T. Update Earth to Echo Makes Everything a Device E.T. Update Earth to Echo Makes Everything a Device
At least the alien feels at home in this digital world.
, June 26, 2014
Earth to Echo is a slender kiddie flick about a quartet of preteens and their palm-size alien pal that's at once bland, well-intentioned and... More>>
Fifty Years on, A Hard Day's Night Is Still Revelatory. Fifty Years on, A Hard Day's Night Is Still Revelatory.
A look at the eternal freshness of the film.
, June 26, 2014
Let's get the obvious over with: The early days of the Beatles, as reflected in Richard Lester's ebullient shout of freedom A Hard Day's Night,... More>>
Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys Walk Like Jersey Men Jersey Boys
Get ready for a parade of expertly staged moments.
, June 19, 2014
If you think summer movies are clamorous, try a current Broadway musical. Watching Jersey Boys onstage is like soldiering through some extreme... More>>
Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur Is a Wicked Power Play. Venus in Fur
Polanski's light touch makes this more fun than it promises.
, June 19, 2014
Plays adapted into movies always feel naked by the time they make it to the screen, their theatrical bones showing through in a most awkward and... More>>
Bring It Undead Bring It Undead
All Cheerleaders Die is almost as good as its title
, June 19, 2014
You could call it Bring It On meets The Craft and stop right there with considerable accuracy. But why would you, when All Cheerleaders Die... More>>
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