Feb. 12 2014
What happens when your vision of family is suddenly uprooted? How does one react when this longstanding perspective is revealed to be entirely wrongheaded?
Feb. 12 2014
It would be easy to rebuke a flimsy and clumsy genre film like Girl on a Bicycle. On paper, it's rom-com recycling
Feb. 5 2014
Stylistically simple and ideologically frank, The Monuments Men is refreshingly old-fashioned; some might even call it naïve, depicting through a rosy lens a horrific conflict that claimed...
Feb. 5 2014
On Sunday, Feb. 2, Hoffman died in a New York City apartment of an apparent heroin overdose, sending a shockwave of sadness across the film landscape
Jan. 29 2014
Sebastián Lelios Gloria begins and ends on the dance floor. However, the sly tonal differences between the two sequences are indicative of the films deceptive power as an evolving character...
Jan. 29 2014
Now you don't have an excuse for feigning ignorance about the short programs during your Oscar office pool
Jan. 22 2014
Never underestimate the power of a great documentary. While no nonfiction film is going to miraculously remedy our worst injustices overnight, the best ones can prompt the kind of discourse that could...
Jan. 22 2014
With The Invisible Woman, director and star Ralph Fiennes does just the opposite, shrouding a period late in the life of Charles Dickens with emotional ambiguity and mystery.
Jan. 15 2014
Paolo Sorrentinos absurd and contradictory version of modern Rome, as envisioned in his pristine new film, The Great Beauty, is truly a topsy-turvy carnival
Jan. 15 2014
On Thursday, Jan. 16, the highfalutin Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences will announce the nominations for its 86th annual event
Jan. 7 2014
What's more illuminatingand shockingis how Her brilliantly suggests that technology is not some damnable plague segregating humanity into different virtual columns, just another platform for...
Jan. 7 2014
Hardly a moment goes by in Asghar Farhadi's The Past when characters don't seem on the verge of collision.
Dec. 31 2013
Long live the daring and dangerous films of 2013! Despite claims to the contrary, a whole lot of movies mattered this year
Dec. 31 2013
A young man (Andrew Jacobs) begins experiencing strange phenomenon before realizing hes been marked by an evil spirit. Its the latest entry in the popular found-footage horror series.
Dec. 24 2013
A great alternate title for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street would have been "Despicable Me." The low-down, dirty story of Jordan Belfort (brilliantly played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a...
Dec. 24 2013
No matter how pure the intentions or sweet the end result, Ben Stiller's post-modern re-imagining of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is the ultimate midlife-crisis movie
Dec. 18 2013
David O'Russell's surefire Oscar nominee American Hustle is a bona fide mess, melding stylistic references and tones with reckless abandon
Dec. 18 2013
The human centerpiece of Joel and Ethan Coens wonderful Inside Llewyn Davis is indeed a man of melancholy
Dec. 11 2013
Gremlins is one of the great films about the Reagan era, but it's also one of the best subversions of the Christmas-film genre
Dec. 11 2013
Hours, which opens Friday, Dec. 13, at AMC Plaza Bonita, is set on the eve of Hurricane Katrina in a city hospital where multiple stories seem to be colliding at once

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