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Movie review: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’


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’


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’


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!’


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’


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’


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’



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”


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’


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’



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

Movie review: ‘The Rover’

Film Review The Rover


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’


Screen Gems

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

Movie review: ‘Obvious Child’



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


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’



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’

Film Review How To Train Your Dragon 2

DreamWorks Animation via AP

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’


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’


Courtesy Radius-TWC

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

Movie review: ‘The Grand Seduction’


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’


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

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