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Movie review: ’71


Roadside Attractions

Jack O’Connell seems to love playing guys who get the snot kicked out of them. Read more

Bourbon choices can explain a lot about characters on ‘Justified’



Bourbon is a wonderful thing, just wonderful, and perhaps no television show in American history has realized this, or had as much fun with it, as Justified. A subplot of the show is that it’s (sort of) to bourbon what Sideways was ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Everly’



Everly is the sort of gonzo guns and Ginsu knives thriller Tarantino made back before he discovered the joys of bloat. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’


Fox Searchlight

If you’re going to do a movie sequel that doesn’t quite measure up to the original and seems rather hurriedly cobbled together, well, OK. Many filmmakers have done the same. Read more

Movie review: ‘These Final Hours’


David Dare Parker

The low-budget Australian apocalyptic drama These Final Hours has such a terrific start — an adrenaline rush of panic and dread as a huge asteroid colliding with the Earth sends a wall of fire around the planet. It’s a shame the movie peters out about ha... Read more

Movie review: ‘Chappie’


If you can’t go home again, at least you can have a bit of fun trying to get there. Read more

Movie review: ‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’


Music Box Films

Disturbing and shocking, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem is a fiction about an unimaginable fact of life in present-day Israel. The divorce-centered drama is so provocative that it has become a lightning rod for debate inside the country. Even watching from a dista... Read more

Movie review: ‘Road Hard’


Film Buff

Adam Carolla co-wrote, co-directed and stars in Road Hard, an interesting slice-of-life about a mid-career, middle-aged comedian going back on the road. Though it’s a narrative feature, the movie has some of the appeal of a documentary, the sense of seeing some... Read more

Movie review: ‘Unfinished Business’


Twentieth Century Fox

In the years since he strutted onto the scene — lean, handsome, mouth running a mile a minute — in Doug Liman’s Swingers (1996), Vince Vaughn has become one of the poster boys for mainstream American comedy: from romantic ( Th... Read more

Movie review: ‘Buzzard’



Marty Jackitansky is a paranoid leech who scams everyone from the bank where he works to the frozen pizza company that makes his favorite evening meal. Read more

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