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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

Man in the Can

Marvel kills it with the terrifically entertaining Iron Man 3.


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The modern superhero trilogy has a very specific arc. There’s the origin story, in which an everyman stumbles into great power. In round two, the world turns on said hero as he faces greater t   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 AP KRYZA

Lovecraft on the Tabletop

How to scare the father of Doom.


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Game designer Sandy Petersen isn’t afraid of anything. Well, almost anything. “The revelation that things are not as they seem—that’s scary to me,” says Petersen, the guest of honor   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Gimme the Loot

Love and spray paint in the Bronx.


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There is something crushingly genuine about Gimme the Loot. In part, it’s the playful simplicity of the plot: Two Bronx teens try to rise to graffiti infamy by tagging a giant plastic apple that   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

Girl Twirling

Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder is more mystifying than mind-blowing.


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Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life overflowed with voice-over narration. His new film is practically an audiobook. Actually, “audiobook” is misleading: That would suggest To the Wonder’s    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Mud

Growing up in a swift current.


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As with many stories about coming of age under harsh circumstances, a mighty river runs through the center of Jeff Nichols’ Mud, a Southern-fried fable about two adolescent Arkansas boys whose c   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 AP KRYZA

It’s a Disaster

In which the movie’s title speaks for itself.


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When writer-director Todd Berger was developing the characters for this apocalypse-themed dramedy, in which eight attendees at a couples’ brunch discover they’re about to die in a biochemical    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 EMILY JENSEN
 

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