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Movie review: ‘Deadpool’


Twentieth Century Fox

There’s so much mass-media mockery and so many pop-culture potshots in Deadpool that it’s tempting to watch it with Google at the ready. Read more

Movie review: ‘Where to Invade Next’


IMG Films

Michael Moore has made the movie that everybody thinks about making after visiting Europe for the first time. Where to Invade Next is all about the great ideas from other countries that we might think about trying. It’s about how nice it is in France, Germany a... Read more

Movie review: ‘Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong’


Gravitas Ventures

It’s hard to watch Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, in which a man and a woman meet randomly in a major city and talk their way into a deeper relationship, and not think of Richard Linklater’s lovestruck Before Sunrise. By that... Read more

Movie review: ‘Zoolander 2’



Some fashion never goes out of style — and, apparently, neither does Derek Zoolander. Read more

Movie review: ‘Tumbledown’


Starz Digital Media

Tumbledown is the first feature film of Sean Mewshaw, who shares a story-by credit with writer Desi Van Til, also making her screenwriting debut with the film. But you’d never guess this was a first feature based on the confident and assured filmmaking; it ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Boy and the World’


GKids/Filme de Papel

Like silence, white space is a seriously undervalued tactic in animation. Think about it: Few things capture your eye more immediately than tiny bits of color or movement, swathed in a sea of bright nothingness. Read more

Movie review: ‘How To Be Single’


Warner Bros.

Like a box of generic chocolates purchased with little thought, How to Be Single is being dumped into theaters on Valentine’s Day weekend, a cynical counterprogramming ploy for those couples who won’t be making Deadpool part ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ by the Coen brothers



“People don’t want facts — they want to believe!” Read more

Movie review: ‘The Lady in the Van’


BBC Films

In 1974, by reluctant invitation, a homeless but not vanless woman by the name of Mary Shepherd parked her banged-up vehicle in the driveway of the Camden Town home belonging to playwright, novelist and humorist Alan Bennett. Read more

Movie review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’


Jay Maidment

Novelist Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled into a goldmine back in 2009 when he slammed together the polite world of Jane Austen’s manners and manors with the dystopian world of zombie destruction and decimation, with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Not only was it ... Read more

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