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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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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

Ai Weiwei can’t flee notoriety, even if he wanted to

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International Film Circuit

His largest one-man show opened in Berlin in April, two more exhibits recently debuted in Britain, and his art currently occupies center stage at the Brooklyn Museum. Come September, he unveils an installation on Alcatraz. Read more

Movie review: ‘22 Jump Street’

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AP

Remember that sinking feeling when you realized The Hangover II was just a pure money grab that left for dead the audience’s love of the original simply so someone in Hollywood could buy another Tesla? Read more

Movie review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

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In a pivotal moment of How to Train Your Dragon 2, new character Valka — the guardian of all dragons — tells our hero Hiccup that he has “the heart of a chief but the soul of a dragon.” Read more

Movie review: ‘All Cheerleaders Die’

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Image Entertainment

Low-budget filmmakers Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson have become known for making female-centric horror movies, and that continues with All Cheerleaders Die, in which a group of high-school pom-pom shakers returns from the dead to take revenge on some particularly ha... Read more

Movie review: ‘Supermensch’

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You don’t know Shep Gordon, but you know his clients. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Grand Seduction’

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Duncan de Young/Max Films

Small, remote town pulls every trick in the book to land itself a much-needed town doctor. The locals are always colorful and quirky; the new doc, a Big Medicine cynic. Read more

Movie review: ‘Filth’

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Magnolia Pictures

James McAvoy wallows in it in his new film, Filth. He embraces the sexual depravity, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, vile language, racism, and rank sexism of being a Scottish cop on the loose. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Case Against 8’

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Emotional and analytical by turn, The Case Against 8 is a thoroughly engaging documentary that draws back the curtain on one aspect of perhaps the most contentious legal battle of recent years: the fight for marriage equality that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme ... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

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Last summer, The Spectacular Now was the teen-trauma film of note, being based on a well-regarded bestseller and starring an up-and-coming Shailene Woodley. Read more

Movie review: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

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AP

Who could have guessed that the first real blockbuster surprise of the summer would come in the guise of a Tom Cruise film? Read more

Movie review: ‘Words and Pictures’

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Roadside Attractions

Words and Pictures is the cloying title of a cloying little comedy made by talented people who, not that long ago, deserved better than this, and knew it. Read more

Movie review: ‘Night Moves’

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Cinedigm

In Kelly Reichardt’s spare, eco-terrorist thriller, the two spurts of violence that disturb the placid pine forests of the Pacific Northwest are each hazy with fog. One is a misty nighttime bombing of a hydroelectric dam, the other a fatal encounter in a sauna. Read more

Movie review: ‘Anna’

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Vertical Entertainment

Mark Strong is such a great Brit-villain ( Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass) that he landed a part in that clever bad-guys-drive-Jaguars commercial that’s been making the rounds since the Super Bowl. Read more

Movie review: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

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If there were a high-noon shootout in the Hollywood comedic corral between Mel Brooks’ 40-year-old Western spoof, Blazing Saddles, and the new kid in town, Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, it’s not ... Read more

Movie review: Disney’s ‘Maleficent’

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Walt Disney Studios

For audiences, there are two challenges with Disney’s new feature film Maleficent. One is how to say the title character’s name — it’s pronounced muh-lef-uh-suhnt — and the second is whether one can believe that Angelina Jolie can pl... Read more

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