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Movie review: ‘Rage’

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Image Entertainment

Nicolas Cage as an actor is still a formidable screen presence, capable of an amazing moment, even in a mediocre movie. Read more

Movie review: ‘Third Person’

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The Paul Haggis drama Third Person, like his Oscar-winning Crash, is a series of interlocking stories. Each is fascinating, or at least interesting its own right. Each is cast with more than capable actors. Read more

Movie review: ‘America: Imagine the World Without Her’

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It takes 90 minutes for Dinesh D’Souza’s rambling, mistitled America: Imagine the World Without Her to get to its real point. There’s D’Souza, arch-conservative Ivy League immigrant, creator of the popular anti-Obama screed 20... Read more

Movie review: ‘Tammy’

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Warner Bros.

Like the road trip upon which the titular character embarks, Tammy isn’t quite sure of its ultimate destination. Read more

Movie review: ‘Snowpiercer’

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The Weinstein Co.

In different hands, Snowpiercer might have been just another generic action movie. Yet with South Korean director Bong Joon-ho at the helm, it’s instead something more off-kilter and more disturbingly satisfying. Read more

Movie review: ‘Begin Again’

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The Weinstein Co.

If Once was the indie rock record no one expected to succeed, Begin Again is the hotly anticipated follow-up that can’t quite recapture its predecessor’s magic. Read more

Movie review: ‘Earth to Echo’

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Relativity Media

Earth to Echo is an engagingly unassuming E.T. knockoff, a kids movie that serves up a similar alien-with-kids story in a Blair Witch/Paranormal shaky-cam package. Read more

Movie review: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

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Screen Gems

Deliver Us From Evil takes a very long time to deliver us from dullness. This demonic possession police procedural only gets good and wound up for its third-act exorcism. Read more

Movie review: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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Paramount Pictures

There’s only one thing anyone really needs to know about Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay’s fourth exercise in robot-on-robot violence and aggressive product placement: at nearly three hours, it’s the longest “Transformersȁ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Hellion’

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IFC Films

It has been a banner year for Texas-set indie films. From Nicolas Cage’s comeback in Joe and Michael C. Hall’s turn as a man pushed to his limits in the thriller ... Read more

Movie review: ‘We Are the Best!’

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Magnolia Pictures

Bobo and Klara, two 13-year-old Swedish girls, are having a debate by telephone. And the moment Klara (Mira Grosin) holds her phone through the cracked door, capturing a loud, pointless shouting match her free-spirited mother and father are having, We Are the Best! se... Read more

Movie review: ‘Borgman’

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Drafthouse Films

Movies and movie makers generally play by a set of rules. A story unfolds and a mystery unravels, and at some point, it all starts to make sense. We count on it. Read more

Movie review: ‘La Bare’

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Main Street Films

Director Joe Manganiello takes viewers behind the bump-’n’-grind in La Bare, a fascinating new documentary about the legendary Dallas strip club. Read more

Movie review: ‘They Came Together’

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Lionsgate

David Wain’s They Came Together identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much. Read more

Review: “Ivory Tower”

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Is college, specifically the elite four-year residential model, overrated? Is it worth its ever-increasing cost? Has it been oversold as the key to a child’s brighter future? The stimulating documentary Ivory Tower asks all these tough questions and, most provo... Read more

Movie review: ‘Korengal’

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Sebastian Junger’s first takes on the Korengal Valley, both in print and in film with the book War and the documentary Restrepo, were hard-eyed but hardly callous looks at the war in Afghanistan. The The Perfec... Read more

Movie review: ‘Jersey Boys’

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MCT

Like the ageless tunes littering its soundtrack, Jersey Boys is familiar and satisfying, if somewhat slight. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Rover’

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AP

The guys involved with Australia’s Blue-Tongue Films make gritty little crime thrillers with twist endings that have earned them a global reputation. Their best works — The Square and especially the Oscar-nominated Animal Kingdom &#... Read more

Movie review: ‘Think Like a Man Too’

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Screen Gems

Sequels, as 22 Jump Street joked, are always “the same, only worse.” Read more

Movie review: ‘Obvious Child’

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A24

By day, Donna Stern works in Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books in Brooklyn. By night, the cute 28-year-old has a few drinks — and a few more — and gets up on stage at her favorite dive and does stand-up. Read more

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