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Selma: Movie Review

With Selma, Ava DuVernay brings the civil rights movement to vivid life.


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Movies about humanity’s failures tend to flatter their audiences. Look at yesterday’s folly, they say, and be proud of our relatively democratic present. Too rare are movies that shine a r   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 CHRIS STAMM

Inherent Vice: Movie Review

Inherent Vice is decadent, depraved and wonderful.


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In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson scribed a stirring eulogy for the Summer of Love. “We were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave,” he wrote. “Five years lat   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 AP KRYZA

Winter Sleep: Movie Review

Iced over.


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If you’re itching to spend three hours with a misanthropic mansplainer, Winter Sleep is just the ticket. A 196-minute meditation on marriage, class politics and narcissism, Turkish director Nu   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 REBECCA JACOBSON

AP Film Studies: Anime 101

OMSI unleashes three landmarks of Japanese animation.


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When most of us think of anime, we imagine gigantic-eyed otaku heroines with mystical powers and tiny skirts. We think of gigantic robots, ultra-cute kitties, Poké Balls, shrill squeals and s   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Punks In Space

Repo Man’s Alex Cox blasts off with Bill, The Galactic Hero.


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Back in the early ’80s, Liverpudlian director Alex Cox had just finished his debut feature, Repo Man, a twisted punk-rock crime comedy starring Emilio Estevez. But the film had yet to become a   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Point and Shoot

An American in Libya, with a gun in one hand and a camera in the other.


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In this age of narcissism, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better subject than Matthew VanDyke.  With no filmmaking experience and limited knowledge of the region, the sheltered Baltim   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 RUTH BROWN

The Interview

A better tiger scene than The Hangover!


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Some people take a strong dislike to Katy Perry. There are a variety of stupid reasons for this, and it’s mostly pointless to argue with anyone who believes such a perspective indicates you’   More
 
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Best of the Screen

2014 Movie Superlatives.


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We love top-10 lists as much as the next schmuck. But there’s a lot they may have trouble capturing—the tiny but brilliant cameos, the grossest gags, the ways in which Clint Eastwood and Cam   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Staff

Uphill Battle

A heap of holiday releases, reviewed.


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The holidays can be rough—especially if you’re one of the heroes in this year’s Christmas Day releases. These poor souls endure untold abuses: domineering spouses, police interrogations, wit   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: The Year In Beer (Theaters)

Top moments at indie movie houses.


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It’s been a lousy year for multiplexes. Ticket sales are down. On-demand services are on the rise. Mark Wahlberg wants to make more Transformers movies—and be a cop. Annie was leaked, mean   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 AP KRYZA
 

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