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The Late Philip Seymour Hoffman Lends Gravity to A Most Wanted Man The Late Philip Seymour Hoffman Lends Gravity to A Most Wanted Man
Philip Seymour Hoffman lends Le Carré gravity
, July 23, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman is an island of rumpled calm in Anton Corbijn's urgent A Most Wanted Man, a glum-out-of-principle espionage story based on... More>>
War Doc The Kill Team Finds Drama in Evenhanded Telling of Brutal Events War Doc The Kill Team Finds Drama in Evenhanded Telling of Brutal Events
, July 23, 2014
Early in Dan Krauss's The Kill Team a soldier shares that when he was about to enter a firefight, Kenny Loggins's "Danger Zone" would pop into... More>>
Beneath Traps Us Underground Beneath Traps Us Underground
, July 23, 2014
In August 2010, a collapse at the San Jose Mine in the Atacama Desert trapped 33 Chileans nearly 2,500 feet underground, where they languished,... More>>
Come Back to Me Is a Tired Stab at Psychological Horror Come Back to Me Is a Tired Stab at Psychological Horror
, July 23, 2014
Psycho has a lot to answer for: Half a century later, lazy filmmakers are still using "mommy issues" as the paper-thin motivation for killers of... More>>
There's Not Much to These Very Good Girls There's Not Much to These Very Good Girls
, July 23, 2014
Very Good Girls is a film one wants to like but can't. It just doesn't work. Lifelong friends Lilly (Dakota Fanning) and Gerri (Elizabeth Olsen)... More>>
It's Been a Year Already? It's Been a Year Already?
There's nothing inspired in Woody's annual update.
, July 16, 2014
"The heart wants what it wants," Woody Allen has taught us, and apparently what his heart wants these days is not to have to bother with writing... More>>
The Purge: Anarchy Is a Fun House-Mirror Look at American Class War The Purge: Anarchy Is a Fun House-Mirror Look at American Class War
, July 16, 2014
If the Saw series taught us anything, it's that every quasi-inventive genre movie is fated to become a yearly franchise with increasingly... More>>
Sex Tape Is the Funniest Movie About Marital Sex Since Eyes Wide Shut Sex Tape Is the Funniest Movie About Marital Sex Since Eyes Wide Shut
, July 16, 2014
A defiantly R-rated farce seemingly commissioned to plug the We’re the Millers-shaped hole in the summer lineup, Sex Tape is warmer and... More>>
James Garner's Five Best Sleeper Films James Garner's Five Best Sleeper Films
A look at the late Garner's underrated gems.
, July 16, 2014
Almost every obituary for the quietly great James Garner, who died on Saturday, July 19, concentrated on his TV triumph, The Rockford Files,... More>>
Anna Kendrick Had Her Heart Broken by a Hot Dog Anna Kendrick Had Her Heart Broken by a Hot Dog
, July 16, 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>>
Poisoned Roses: Marilyn (and Others) Dazzle Us Deadly at Femmes Noir Poisoned Roses: Marilyn (and Others) Dazzle Us Deadly at Femmes Noir
, July 16, 2014
There are at least 26 good reasons to straighten your stocking seams, touch up your lip rouge, and queue up for Film Forum's Femmes Noir series,... More>>
Zach Braff's Crowdfunded Indie Wish I Was Here Is Just Good Enough Zach Braff's Crowdfunded Indie Wish I Was Here Is Just Good Enough
You get what you pay for.
, July 16, 2014
Wish I Was Here, the movie that actor and second-time director Zach Braff partially funded with money raised through Kickstarter, isn't nearly... More>>
Here Are the Most WTF Moments of Kid's Flick Planes: Fire & Rescue Here Are the Most WTF Moments of Kid's Flick Planes: Fire & Rescue
, July 16, 2014
It turns out that the cars and planes of Cars and Planes can kiss. Deep into Planes: Fire & Rescue, a time-killing kid-flick whose title is an... More>>
Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo Gets Richer As It Darkens Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo Gets Richer As It Darkens
, July 16, 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>>
The Post-Apocalyptic Aftermath Is Relentlessly Grim The Post-Apocalyptic Aftermath Is Relentlessly Grim
, July 16, 2014
The apocalypse is no fun for anyone, but the dreariest possible scenario probably entails being stuck in a house without a functioning toilet and... More>>
A Yearly Retreat Brings Together Stereotypes in Among Ravens A Yearly Retreat Brings Together Stereotypes in Among Ravens
, July 16, 2014
Among Ravens wants to be the The Big Chill with Gen-X assholes, a weird ambition. It's the kind of film in which the setup is conveyed via a... More>>
Resort-Hopping Drama A Five Star Life Is Nice to Look at But Tedious to Endure Resort-Hopping Drama A Five Star Life Is Nice to Look at But Tedious to Endure
, July 16, 2014
As stilted as its protagonist's suffocatingly organized existence, A Five Star Life follows Irene (Margherita Buy) as she travels from one... More>>
Video Games: The Movie Is Less-Focused Than Your Average First-Person-Shooter Video Games: The Movie Is Less-Focused Than Your Average First-Person-Shooter
, July 16, 2014
A documentary that's less focused than your average first-person-shooter narrative, Video Games: The Movie opens with a barrage of statistics... More>>
Extraordinary Turns of Plot Mask the Shortcomings in I Origins Extraordinary Turns of Plot Mask the Shortcomings in I Origins
, July 16, 2014
Suppose you are in high school, and your interest in movies has begun to run deeper than multiplex fare. You may find yourself gravitating to a... More>>
Alive Inside Shows the Power of Music as Therapy for Dementia Patients Alive Inside Shows the Power of Music as Therapy for Dementia Patients
, July 16, 2014
Practically guaranteed to elicit tears within its first five minutes, Alive Inside — a documentary about activist Dan Cohen's attempts to... More>>
Two Indie Directors are Profiled in the Tidy Double Play Two Indie Directors are Profiled in the Tidy Double Play
, July 16, 2014
Gabe Klinger's Double Play is a tidy documentary about two creative brains: directors James Benning and Richard Linklater. Benning, the elder of... More>>
Fanny Continues Daniel Auteuil's Stagy Revival of the Marcel Pagnol Trilogy Fanny Continues Daniel Auteuil's Stagy Revival of the Marcel Pagnol Trilogy
, July 16, 2014
Picking up where Marius left off, actor-director Daniel Auteuil's Fanny — the second entry in his planned adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's... 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 16, 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>>
Honour Puts a Social Issue Into a Thriller Framework Honour Puts a Social Issue Into a Thriller Framework
, July 09, 2014
Shan Khan’s London-set debut feature, Honour, attempts to combine a thriller framework with a social-issue concern -- "Honour killings,"... More>>
Richard Linklater Explains His Secret Movie Boyhood, Which He Shot Over 12 Years Richard Linklater Explains His Secret Movie Boyhood, Which He Shot Over 12 Years
, July 09, 2014
"It's the secret films you have to watch out for," jokes Richard Linklater of his new movie Boyhood, a furtive experiment that he kept quiet for... More>>
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