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Movie review: 'Good People'


Millennium Entertainment

The moral of Good People, the ultimately disappointing but initially involving thriller starring James Franco and Kate Hudson, is this: if you find a big bag of money in a dead man¡¯s apartment, leave it alone. Read more

Movie review: ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’


Patrick Redmond

A miserably dull recounting of one of rock music’s most incandescent talents, Jimi: All Is By My Side is the film equivalent of a flashy guitar solo that goes nowhere. Read more

Movie review: ‘Tracks’


The Weinstein Company

In 1977, a young Australian woman named Robyn Davidson undertook a journey that many thought nearly impossible: traversing on foot the vast Outback from Alice Springs, at Australia’s desolate red center, to the Indian Ocean — 1,700 miles to the west. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Boxtrolls ‘



Do you think Boxtrolls know the paradox between good and evil? Read more

Movie review: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’


Universal Pictures

For a good, straight-ahead noirish crime thriller, you could do a lot worse than A Walk Among the Tombstones. Liam Neeson gives a nice, melancholy turn to his role as Matthew Scudder, the private eye at the center of a long-running series of novels by Lawrence Block. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Maze Runner’


Twentieth Century Fox Studios

This month’s “young adults save the future” film franchise is The Maze Runner, an indifferent quest tale about boys trapped in a gigantic maze with no idea how they got there. Read more

Movie review: ‘Autumn Blood’


108 Media

The title, poster, premise, and the fact that it’s been sitting on the shelf for three years make Autumn Blood seem like a direct-to-DVD, low-rent Tarantino rip-off. The reality though is that the handsomely shot feature-film debut from German director Markus Blu... Read more

Movie review: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’


Warner Bros.

There’s one thing nobody can take away from This Is Where I Leave You: its stellar cast. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Skeleton Twins’


Sundance Institute

One song kept playing through my mind as I watched The Skeleton Twins, an introspective indie drama starring the very exciting post- Saturday Night Live Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as siblings damaged by their father’s death. Read more

Movie review: ‘Tusk’


A24 Films

Take The Human Centipede — the gross-out midnight movie about the mad doctor who stitches humans together — and sprinkle liberally with the old Bob and Doug McKenzie sketches from SCTV and the result is ... Read more

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