Richard Linklater sets up a shot with Ethan Hawke
July 15 2014
Richard Linklater's new film, Boyhood, captures the reverie and conflict of never-ending growth. It's an epic coming-of-age film about family, parenting, longing, desire, confusion, joy and memory
July 8 2014
It might not seem like it at first, but Coherence works deftly within the science-fiction genre where time remains a fluid concept
Venus in Fur
July 8 2014
Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) appears out of nowhere, born from thunder and lighting in the stormy opening moments of Venus in Fur
July 1 2014
In Snowpiercer, a self-sustaining high-speed train carries what's left of the world's population on a track that spans the length of the globe
Life Itself
July 1 2014
Life Itself is about the man, not the legend. In 2006, Ebert lost the ability to speak after having surgery on his jaw to remove cancerous tissue
Third Person
June 24 2014
Paul Haggis' Third Person is the comedy of the year. There's only one problem: It's supposed to be a deathly serious tragedy that ponders the interconnectedness of memory and expression
June 24 2014
Using first-person interviews and hours of footage shot amid firefights and boring downtime, the two filmmakers created a portrait of modern warfare sans flag-waving and political rhetoric
June 17 2014
Set in the never-ending Australian outback 10 years after civilization went kaput, The Rover equates loneliness to godliness through the character of Eric (Guy Pearce), a bearded nomad with nothing...
June 17 2014
Obvious Child-which opens Friday, June 20, at Hillcrest Cinemas-never claims authority when it comes to the prickly war over abortion.
How to train your dragon 2
June 10 2014
On paper, Dean DeBlois' How to Train Your Dragon 2 has all the makings of another family-friendly sequel constructed to divert the attention of screaming children for a few hours. Thankfully, this couldn't...
We Are the Best!
June 10 2014
Not a second goes by in this vivacious coming-of-age story when the young characters aren't experiencing some kind of heightened emotion
Edge of Tomorrow
June 3 2014
Edge of Tomorrow-which opens Friday, June 6-refuses many of the gratuitous conventions that anchor typical summer movies, making it that rare eccentric blockbuster with personality
Gore Vidal- The United States of Amnesia
June 3 2014
For those unaware of Gore Vidal's massive significance in 20th-century American history, Nicholas Wrathall's documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia will act as a thoughtful introduction
May 28 2014
Gia Coppola's debut, Palo Alto, doesn't address these facts of life in alarmist ways; instead, the film sees teenage loneliness and disaffection as quiet personal experiences, hidden and unmentioned...
Cold in July
May 28 2014
Jim Mickle's Cold in July lives at the dusty crossroads between film noir and crime drama. It's a sweaty morality tale about a regular guy who chooses violence during a split-second standoff...
2014 Cannes Film Festival
May 20 2014
The Cannes Film Festival looks a like a hurricane of frenetic energy from afar, but on the ground, it can only be described as controlled anarchy
May 20 2014
Richard Linklater's classic high-school film is the perfect summation of what it means (and feels like) to graduate
May 13 2014
Thematically, the film poses an interesting central question: What kind of society mistakes a man's vile tendencies for his virtuous ones?
May 13 2014
Some movies try so hard to be dramatic they end up looking like comedies. John Slattery's debut, God's Pocket, a leaden and messy 1970s mosaic that mistakes continued hysterics for conflict, is a...
May 6 2014
Summer movies are a lot like ice-cream cones left out in the sweltering sun: One second they're there, and the next they've melted from memory
“The Internet was a wonderful invention. It was a wonderful network which people used to remind other people that they were awful pieces of shit.” It’s a hell of a way to start a novel,...


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