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Sightseers

Of homicide and pencil museums.


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Ben Wheatley’s first two films—the gangster flick Down Terrace and the occult hit-man horror film Kill List—are marked by tendencies to genre hop in ways both stimulating and dumbfounding, m   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 AP KRYZA

The Hangover Mad Libs


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In the first Hangover sequel, writer-director Todd Phillips took the formula of his surprise mega-hit original, covered it in shit and pig’s blood, and came away with a mean, lazy, cash-grabbing   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Frances Ha

Girls, directed by Woody Allen and François Truffaut.


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People have been trying to figure out twentysomethings at least since Dustin Hoffman unzipped Anne Bancroft’s dress. In 2010, The New York Times Magazine ran a late-to-the-game article about a “   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Epic

Seeing the forest for the trees full of tiny soldiers.


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The words “from the makers of Ice Age and Robots” and “starring the voices of Beyoncé, Pitbull and Steven Tyler” don’t exactly inspire confidence in a summer animated release. In fact,    More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 AP KRYZA

Trekking Nowhere Fast

Where’s JJ when you need him?


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JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness has gotten great reviews. Already released in Australia, Mexico and other countries, the movie’s U.S. release was delayed because of a competing opening of T   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival

James Franco, porn stars and hate crimes.


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For the seventh year, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival—the only one of its kind in the country—returns for a weekend of gender-bending, boundary-breaking and cross-dressing, with a   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 WW Staff

The Iceman

A true-crime nightmare that’s completely cold.


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Michael Shannon—whose hot streak of late includes 2011’s best (and most overlooked) performance in Take Shelter—has steadily built a catalog that dips into a huge swath of roles, from heroes   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 AP KRYZA

Pretty, Dumb

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby remakes the ’20s for the tweens.


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Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby begins, appropriately enough, with decoration—a gold-filigreed frame that accordions outward in 3-D before suddenly cutting to a swimmy shot of    More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Midnight’s Children

Tiptoeing into the mystic.


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I never thought I’d say this, but perhaps Salman Rushdie isn’t giving himself enough credit. In adapting his 1981 Booker Prize-winning Midnight’s Children, he works with director Deepa Mehta   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 SAUNDRA SORENSON

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Serving up a fiery tale but packing little heat.


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Heading into The Reluctant Fundamentalist, you can’t help but admire director Mira Nair’s nerve. After suffering a setback like 2009’s Amelia—a dull biopic about Earhart—many filmmakers    More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK
 

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