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  • ... It’s a hero-dude adventure movie based on a Michael Crichton-esque paperback techno-thriller, which means we hear more science talk than is strictly necessary, get a tour of a gleaming research facility and meet a billionaire finder (Rainn...

  • Scandal ensues when the charming Nick Young (Henry Golding), secretly heir to a wealthy Chinese-Singaporean real estate fortune, brings his accomplished, lower-class Chinese-American girlfriend, Rachel Chu (Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance...

  • Arriving in theaters a half-generation late, the YA adaptation The Darkest Minds is curiously behind the times and right on the money. The dystopias of the high Hunger Games era may now seem passé, but damned if every...

  • Anchored by a remarkable child's performance, The Swan is a sensitive example of an overlooked element in coming-of-age films: awakening to the outside world. Nine-year-old Sól (Gríma Valsdóttir) is an insular girl,...

  • In many Martin Scorsese movies, the characters' frustrations and passions -- Jake LaMotta's jealousy, Jordan Belfort's greed -- bubble up to the surface, exploding in plain view. In The Age of Innocence (1993), Scorsese's goosebump-good...

  • France's hubris keeps warning us, and so does international cinema. Military brass and George W. Bush administration muckety-mucks famously set aside hours in the early 2000s to screen Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers in an effort...

  • A time capsule of a time capsule, the 1982 documentary compilation film The Atomic Café is suddenly, enragingly relevant again. There was a time -- during the 1990s particularly -- when Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty and Pierce...

  • A critical, financial, personal and possibly even spiritual catastrophe that with each passing day feels more like a masterpiece, Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie is one of the great lost films of the 1970s. Upon its much-delayed release in...

  • In Diane Kurys' autobiographical 1977 coming-of-age film, set in Paris in 1963 and '64, 13-year-old Anne (Eléonore Klarwein) lives with her divorcée mother and older sister, the 15-year-old Frédérique (Odile Michel)....

  • The mordantly hilarious Chinese black comedy The Island is what you'd get if Lord of the Flies were reimagined as a capitalist critique about a group of adult white-collar workers who, shipwrecked on a tropical island, create a...

  • One teenage character in Along Came the Devil asks another if they've seen The Exorcist. The answer is "no," which seems to be what the filmmakers hope the young audience they're going after would also say, since this new flick rips...

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