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Movie review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’


Jasin Boland

Mad Max: Fury Road is really like nothing else out there. Read more

Movie review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’


Can we please talk about the snottiness of Pitch Perfect 2? It’s seriously snotty. It’s a two-hour lesson in how to act like a frenemy to your alleged friends. And it’s not funny enough. Read more

Movie review: ‘The 100-year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’


Music Box Films

Echoes of the hilarious ineptitude of Woody Allen’s Take the Money and Run and the historic kookiness of Forrest Gump turn up throughout The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, s... Read more

Movie review: ‘Echoes of War’


ARC Entertainment

Take away the armies and artillery, and a low-budget Civil War movie turns into a Western. Read more

Movie review: ‘Iris’


Magnolia Pictures

She was never a great beauty, a model or magazine editor, never married anybody famous. But somehow, Iris Apfel was anointed a New York “fashion icon.” Read more

Movie review: ‘Noble’


Aspiration Media

She flips off the nuns who took her in and educated her, is fond of profanity and wasn’t above a little premarital sex. Read more

Movie review: ‘Ride’


Screen Media Films

See Helen Hunt surf. Check out how well-preserved Helen Hunt looks in a wetsuit. Remember how well Helen Hunt handles biting, witty banter. Read more

Movie review: ‘Welcome to Me’

Welcome to Me, starring Kristen Wiig, is weirdly off center yet strangely in sync with the times. Read more

Movie review: ‘Bravetown’


eOne Entertainment

The unspoken grief of a small, patriotic rural town that refuses to talk about its combat dead is a heavy burden to slap on a formulaic city-kid-turns-rural-dance-team-into-champs dramedy. Read more

Movie review: ‘Hot Pursuit’


Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Warner Bros.

But for the fact that there’s nothing disagreeable about looking at Sofia Vergara, Hot Pursuit would be intolerable. The coming-attractions trailer, which was fun and seemed promising, contained every laugh. Read more

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