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Movie review: ‘Anomalisa’


Michael Stone is in the business of helping others, but as Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s surreal, striking Anomalisa begins, it is he who most needs help. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Forest’ with Natalie Dormer


Gramercy Pictures

The January movie has long had a reputation for being among the worst that Hollywood has to offer, as though everyone collectively acknowledges that they need a month to catch up on the glut of prestige offerings and awards hopefuls that hit at the end of December. Read more

Movie review: ‘Flowers’ at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth


Music Box Films

Spain’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, Flowers is the first movie submitted in the Basque language, a beautiful tongue unrelated to Spanish, and of uncertain linguistic origin. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Revenant’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio

The Revenant

Everything you’ve heard about the bear is true. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Wonders’



An otherworldly haze suffuses The Wonders, a coming-of-age tale that occupies an enticing realm between dream and reality. Written and directed by Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher, this well-acted family drama offers moments of arresting imagery that, finally, can&#... Read more

Movie review: ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’


Cohen Media Group

Opinions about film are thick on the ground these days, but intelligent discussion is, as always, at a premium. Which is why it’s such a joy to welcome Hitchcock/Truffaut to the screen. Read more

Movie review: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’


The Weinstein Company

Quentin Tarantino certainly knows how to grab attention. Read more

Movie review: ‘Daddy’s Home’ with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell



A riotous reunion for Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, Daddy’s Home manages to mix in some dramatic grace notes amid the slapstick set pieces. Read more

Movie review: ‘Carol’ starring Cate Blanchett



Even if it didn’t have a spellbinding central performance from Cate Blanchett, Carol would be worth seeing just for its sumptuous re-creation of an era. Set in 1950s New York City at Christmas, Todd Haynes’ film is luminescent — like a perfectly p... Read more

Movie review: ‘Concussion’ starring Will Smith


Columbia Pictures

Concussion is a football movie that’s not about football, at least not in the way other sports films are. Read more

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