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Movie review: ‘As Above, So Below’

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Universal Pictures

They’re going to have to start issuing licenses to all these filmmakers who insist on shooting their movies in the shaky-cam “found footage” format. Maybe have the Blair Witch guys and Oren “ Paranormal Activity”... Read more

Movie review: ‘To Be Takei’

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Amplify Releasing

In case you missed it, it’s George Takei’s America. We’re just living in it. And getting his autograph. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Trip to Italy’

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Sundance Institute

Less than 10 minutes have elapsed in The Trip to Italy before its loquacious protagonists are tearing apart the very idea of sequels. Read more

Movie review: ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’

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Well Go Entertainment

Kundo: Age of the Rampant may be unknown to the broader American public, but for fans of South Korean cinema, it’s already legendary. The film debuted in its home country this year with an Read more

Movie review: ‘The Discoverers’

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Quadratic Media

There’s something about the idea of that quintessentially modern mensch Griffin Dunne ( After Hours, Dallas Buyers Club) in a period piece that doesn’t connect. Read more

Movie review: ‘Frank’

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Magnolia Pictures

Llewyn Davis, the struggling folk singer at the center of Inside Llewyn Davis, had a cat that he didn’t particularly want. Frank, the struggling avant-garde rocker at the heart of the movie bearing his name, has a giant papier-mache head that he can’t li... Read more

Movie review: ‘The November Man’

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Relativity Media

Pierce Brosnan’s perfect hair barely budges in the breeze. He fixes his eyes in that narrowed, steely stare and you remember, yes, he was a pretty good James Bond. Read more

Movie review: ‘Rich Hill’

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We watch films about the Great Depression secure in the knowledge that they have a happy ending. They may portray the horrific poverty that struck the nation, only to then focus on the resilience of the American people and our eventual triumph. Read more

Movie review: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

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Dimension Films

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is like Paris after the zombie apocalypse: beautiful to look at but not a living soul in sight. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Possession of Michael King’

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Anchor Bay Films

As “found footage” horror movies go, The Possession of Michael King is more unpleasant than scary. Read more

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