Jan. 27 2015
Thematically, Song of the Sea couldnt be more relevant for young siblings threatened by each others unique traits
Jan. 27 2015
Moore's award-season buzz should be of no surprise considering how strategically Still Alice plays the tearjerker game
Jan. 21 2015
Two Days, One Night, the great new film by Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, surveys a dramatic scenario where one woman struggles to reconcile such realities after coworkers vote to...
Jan. 21 2015
A Most Violent Year stylizes the brooding working-class territory of director Sidney Lumet, where low-level players clash with those who have become politically savvy enough to rise up the ranks
Jan. 14 2015
As a piece of feminist protest art, Zero Motivationwhich screens for one week at the Ken Cinema, starting Jan. 16slyly pokes at the inadequacies of military life, but it also makes an effort to confront...
Jan. 14 2015
Jennifer Aniston does unflattering misery pretty well. Her underappreciated turn in Miguel Artetas The Good Girl was a strong sign that the Friends star could play against type
Jan. 6 2015
Inherent Vice doesnt condone revenge or rebellion. It suggests, rather bravely, that redemption and friendship hold more weight than money and influence
Jan. 6 2015
Of all the films vying for Oscars next month, Ava DuVernay's Selma remains the most important, and not simply because its subject matter reflects many of the incendiary debates about race still...
Dec. 29 2014
Every December, I hear dismissive complaints from fellow writers that it was a bad year for movies. Nothing could have been further from the truth in 2014
Dec. 29 2014
Opening: Born to be Wild: Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary examines the amazing bond between humans and animals, including elephants and orangutans
Dec. 22 2014
Those searching for a cinematic distraction this Christmas will have plenty of options, especially if youre a fan of the well-meaning biopic
Dec. 22 2014
Into the Woods: Beware the Wolf, Sondheim. Beware the Wolf. Plus the few movies that are screening around town
Dec. 16 2014
The Babadook is a brilliant Australian horror film that marks the staggeringly assured debut of Jennifer Kent, a writer and director keenly interested in how themes of trauma and loneliness fester within...
Dec. 16 2014
The clash between mythology and identity defines both Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his (some say unnecessary) trifecta of Hobbit films
Dec. 9 2014
If youve spent any prolonged time outdoors, sequestered from the incessant buzzing of man-made noise, Jean-Marc Vallées Wild offers a lovely reminder of natures remedying effect. Based on th
Dec. 9 2014
Lumbering and garish, Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings amps up the eye shadow and tones down the subtly to super-size the story of Moses
Dec. 2 2014
Much of Diplomacy tensely traverses the slippery slope dividing rationality and manipulation.
Dec. 2 2014
As the ongoing violence in Afghanistan and Iraq evolves in complexity, it's important to remember how the consequences of war ripple beyond the front lines and define the personal legacies of those involved
Nov. 25 2014
Tommy Lee Jones The Homesman stands out as a strange and eccentric western that merits viewing on the biggest screen possible.
Nov. 25 2014
Marshall Curry's Point and Shoot tells the complex and serpentine story of Matthew VanDyke, an American filmmaker-turned-revolutionary who spent more than five months in a Libyan jail

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