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Movie review: ‘The Square’

The Square — nominated in the feature documentary category at this year’s Oscars — is a powerful film about the would-be revolution that began in 2011 with protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Much of the movie’s force comes from perso... Read more

Movie review: ‘I, Frankenstein’


Lionsgate Films

Aaron Eckhart bears a distressing resemblance to the not late/not great Christopher Lambert in I, Frankenstein, a graphic novel movie goof on the man-made monster. Gaunt, scowling, covered in scars and sporting fingerless gloves, a tattered hoodie and biker boots, thi... Read more

Movie review: ‘Gimme Shelter’

Film Review Gimme Shelter

Roadside Attractions via AP

Vanessa Hudgens is running away from her G-rated, High School Musical past so quickly that she hasn’t always looked where she was going. Read more

Review: ‘Lone Survivor’

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A grim chapter in Navy SEALs history earns a heroic, no-punches-pulled accounting in Lone Survivor, an above-average action outing for Mark Wahlberg & Co. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Past’

Film Review The Past


Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi made a global splash with the film A Separation, which won the Oscar for a foreign-language film in 2012. But that movie’s title could easily apply to his latest work, The Past, in which all th... Read more

Movie review: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

Film Review Jack Ryan


Having clung to the Russians as go-to villains long after the Cold War thawed, the movies find themselves current again with their favorite archenemy. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Invisible Woman’

The numerous works of Charles Dickens, perhaps the English language’s preeminent storyteller, have been turned into films and television over and over again for more than a century. The Invisible Woman, however, might be the first film to be made about the great ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Ride Along’

A little Kevin Hart goes a long way in Ride Along, a dull buddy picture engineered as a vehicle for the mini-motor mouth Hart and the perma-sneering Ice Cube. Read more

Movie review: ‘Life of a King’


Greg Gayne

“Earnest” and “predictable” are two adjectives that describe Life of a King, a feel-good flick about an ex-con who teaches aimless inner-city teenagers about strength through chess. But considering some of star Cuba Gooding Jr.’s out... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Truth About Emanuel’


A sense of mystery is a hard thing to create on film. So much so that discarding that sense, once you’ve created it, is almost always a mistake. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Suspect’


Well Go USA

Another week, another South Korean thriller about a rogue North Korean agent on the run. Read more

Movie review: ‘Cold Comes the Night’

Breaking Bad fans will get a kick of out of seeing Bryan Cranston in beard and sunglasses, slinging a Slavic accent. As a hit-man/courier in Cold Comes the Night, he sets the film’s quiet, menacing tone with long silences broken by ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Her’

Producers Nominees


The crafters of science fiction have often speculated about what will happen when computers and robots develop consciousness, becoming as self-aware as their masters. In many cases, the results aren’t pretty. From Read more

Movie review: ‘Go for Sisters’


Variance Films

Detective movies used to be as common as vanilla ice cream, but they’ve vanished from the studio film landscape. Praise be to canny indie filmmaker John Sayles, who revived the genre, gave it a modern twist, and pushed it out onto the mean streets of bordertown Mexico. Read more

Review: ‘August: Osage County’

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In the Weston family, dysfunction is embedded in the DNA. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Legend of Hercules’


When two similarly-themed movies come out in quick succession, it’s usually better to be the first one out of the gate. In 2013, White House Down had better marketing, a bigger budget and the Channing Tatum factor, but it couldn’t escape the shadow of the ot... Read more

Movie review: ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’


Paramount Pictures

The scariest thing about some horror movies might be when “5” appears at the end of the title — little good has ever come from that. Read more

Sorrentino’s ‘Beauty’ more than skin-deep


Music Box Films

As its name promises, The Great Beauty is drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic. But more than intoxicating imagery is on director Paolo Sorrentino’s mind, a lot more. Read more

Movie review: “Bettie Page Reveals All”


In posters, comic books and in “girlie magazines,” hers was a truly iconic image — jet-black hair, bangs and a beaming, accessible smile that said “girl next door,” even if those nude or semi-nude poses screamed “ bad girl next... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’


Paramount Pictures

The Wolf of Wall Street comes shackled with impossibly high expectations. Read more

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