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Movie review: ‘A LEGO Brickumentary’



If there’s one idea that A LEGO Brickumentary wants to express, it’s that those little plastic bricks aren’t just child’s play. The documentary about everyone’s favorite construction block toy seeks to educate audiences about the lim... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’

The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford prison experiment still ranks as one of the world’s most controversial psychological experiments, even though it took place in 1971. Read more

Movie review: ‘Irrational Man’


Sabrina Lantos

Woody Allen, apparently, has something to confide. Year after year, movie after movie, he comes back to a select few themes and ideas over and over again. Read more

TV review: ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’

Wet Hot American Summer was a 2001 comedic romp whose cult status has only grown over the years. Why? Because several members of the cast were on their way to A-list status, but also because the movie was a spot-on spoof of other spoofs, namely summer camp movies like... Read more

Movie review: ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’



The “Mission: Impossible” franchise has a lot in common with Old Faithful: it’s a popular summertime attraction; it’s predictable as clockwork; and features acts of nature — a geyser of boiling water in one case, Tom Cruise’s abs in the other — tha... Read more

Movie review: ‘Vacation’


Warner Bros. Entertainment

There must be a way to pay tribute to ’80s comedy classics like National Lampoon’s Vacation without using the opportunity to traffic in archaic sexism, gender panic and off-color racial jokes. Read more

Movie review: ‘Pixels’


“Let the nerds take over.” Read more

Movie review: ‘Southpaw’

Film Review-Southpaw


Anyone who has ever seen a glimpse of a sports movie can suss out where the boxing drama Southpaw is headed well before the final bell. Read more

Movie review: ‘Tangerine’


Augusta Quirk

Indie filmmaker Sean Baker has received a lot of attention because he shot his latest film, Tangerine, guerrilla-style on the streets of L.A. with just an iPhone 5s. Read more

Movie review: ‘Paper Towns’


20th Century Fox

There’s something incredibly satisfying about a well-executed high school film that hits all the right John Hughes-inspired sweet spots. Paper Towns, adapted from a novel by The Fault in Our Stars writer John Green, does just that, ... Read more

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