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Review: Into the Woods

Despite some Disneyfication, Into the Woods is a solid adaptation of the Sondheim musical, with messages for kids and adults alike. Read story.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Review: Big Eyes

Big Eyes returns director Tim Burton to his grand topic of the rewards and punishments doled out to the creative class. Read story.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Review: The Interview

The Interview, despite all its suspiciously helpful controversies, isn’t much more than a dimwit’s perspective on the last full-fledged Communist dictator on the planet. Read story.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Review: Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson does the almost-impossible by turning a Thomas Pynchon novel into a fun, artful, thoroughly watchable movie. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review: Top Five

Chris Rock’s winking homage to Woody Allen ends up to be unexpectedly great. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The third Hobbit may be the best yet, but it could still benefit from some serious editing. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review: Wild

Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir makes it to the big screen and lives up to its source material to boot. Read story.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day reprise their roles as three hapless disgruntled employees—except this time, the script’s not funny. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Review: Antarctica: A Year on Ice

This look at life in Antarctica was 10 years in the making. Read story.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Review: The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this good (not great) Hollywood film about the growing pains of a genius. Read story.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: Foxcatcher

Steve Carell turns in a career-defining performance as real-life millionaire John du Pont. Read story.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review: The Homesman

Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones play unlikely sympathizers in this brutal drama about life in the 1800s American frontier. Read story.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Jennifer Lawrence steals the show in this otherwise plodding lead up to the franchise’s finale. Read story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review: The Theory of Everything

A smart script, powerful performances, and artful direction round out this heartfelt, original Stephen Hawking biopic. Read story.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Review: Diplomacy

Volker Schlöndorff’s film succeeds, thanks to two fine actors engaging that premier WWII plot device: an impossible quandary. Read story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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