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Everly (Radius-TWC, R)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 22 January 2015 22:48

everly 75The best thing about this film is you have absolutely no idea what will happen from one moment to the next. 

 

20,000 Days on Earth (Drafthouse Films, NR)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:18

film 20000-days-on-earth_smIt’s a stubbornly avant-garde film that doesn’t really offer much exposition, music, or show footage.

   

The Boy Next Door (Universal Pictures, R)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:15

film boys-next-door_smWhat I did not expect was for the film to be worse than I originally imagined.

 

The Wedding Ringer (Screen Gems, R)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 15 January 2015 21:12

weddingringer 75Garelick flirts with gross out humor in the vein of The Hangover, but never fully commits so the blend of comedic styles feels uneven. 

   

American Sniper (Warner Bros., R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:26

sniper 75This could have been a good film, if not for poor storytelling, bad characterization, bad effects…bad everything.

 

Blackhat (Universal Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:18

blackhat 75These fighting and chasing and shooting and blowing up sequences are necessary because, you know, computer hacking isn’t visually interesting enough for a mainstream audience.

   

Mr. Turner (Sony Pictures Classics, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:08

mrturner sqMr. Turner is an obstinately artful film, which wholly fits its subject.

 

Paddington (The Weinstein Company/Dimension, PG)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 14 January 2015 22:53

paddington sqWe come to learn that all bears’ names sound like something between a burp and a roar, which makes sense, I suppose.

   

Selma (Paramount Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 09 January 2015 11:15

film selma_smSince David Oyelowo is too much of a professional to let the seams show, he may not get the recognition her deserves.

 

Inherent Vice (Warner Bros., R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 09 January 2015 11:10

film inherent-vice_smIt isn’t so much about the story, but about the details along the way, the ambiance you create.

   

The Gambler (Paramount Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 25 December 2014 11:34

gambler 75It expects you to care that this fictional character wants another card at 18 when you don’t give a shit about him in the first place.

 

Into the Woods (Walt Disney Studios, PG)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 22 December 2014 14:04

film into-the-woods_smDirector Rob Marshall opens up Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s stage musical nicely, making it feel sufficiently cinematic and not just like a filmed play.

   

Unbroken (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 22 December 2014 14:01

film unbroken_smIf you think of it as a cross between Forrest Gump, Life of Pi, and The Deer Hunter, but based on a true story, you wouldn’t be too far off.

 

The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 22 December 2014 13:58

film imitation-game_smThere’s a high degree of forced and borderline silly conflict here, which doesn’t sit well given the dramatic reality of the story.

   

Annie (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Releasing, PG)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:36

annie2014 sqGluck and his team deserve credit for making a good mainstream musical, and also a solid family film for the holidays.

 

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (20th Century Fox, PG)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:26

nightatthemuseum3 sqWe have seen it all before in the previous two movies; of course, that does not make it any less entertaining.

   

Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:17

foxcatcher sqIn addition to Carell’s performance, Tatum’s and Ruffalo’s are Oscar-caliber, as well.

 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Warner Bros., PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 16 December 2014 10:21

film hobbit3-smIf this new one is the best, what does that say about the other Hobbit movies?

   

Exodus: Gods and Kings (20th Century Fox, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:10

film exodus_75The end result is less like Gladiator or 300 and somewhat closer to Oliver Stone’s Alexander: bloated, campy, often unintentionally funny.

 

Wild (Fox Searchlight, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:08

film wild_75Wild is a film that seems promising on paper, but in practice is uninvolving and a slight misfire.

   

Top Five (Paramount Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:05

film top-five_75After its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, there have been some murmurings that this is a for-real awards contender.

 

The Babadook (IFC Midnight/Sundance Selects, NR)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 08 December 2014 16:46

film Babadook_75The Babadook is impressive: Imagine if Neil Gaiman wrote the screenplay to a horror movie, and you’d be pretty close.

   

Force Majeure (Magnolia Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 08 December 2014 16:42

film Force-Majeure_75Force Majeure is something of a chamber piece, and is as engrossing as one to have come along recently.

 

Point and Shoot (The Orchard, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 23 November 2014 14:31

film point-and-shoot_smI kept telling myself things like “surely this is a satire” and “no one could possibly be this self-centered,” but I was wrong on both counts.

   

Penguins of Madagascar (Twentieth Century Fox, PG)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Sunday, 23 November 2014 14:28

film penguins-madagascar_smThis will not be the CG comedy of the year, but it did manage to keep me entertained for its 92-minute running length.

 

Horrible Bosses 2 (Warner Bros., R)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Sunday, 23 November 2014 14:21

film horrible-bosses-2_smThe movie is so much fun, I would even dare to nominate it for the comedy of the year.

   

The Theory of Everything (Focus Features, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 21 November 2014 10:17

film theory_smIt’s a showy role, by turns requiring Redmayne to be convincingly brilliant, convincingly cute and charismatic, and convincingly very sick.

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 21 November 2014 10:13

film mockingjay_smCalling the film “uneven” is being generous; it doesn’t seem a stretch to call it outright bad.

   

Dumb & Dumber To (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 14 November 2014 01:07

film dumb-dumber_smIt’s with mild amazement that I report Dumb & Dumber To isn’t a total bust; I laughed out loud a good half a dozen times over the course of the movie.

 

Beyond the Lights (Relativity Media, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 14 November 2014 01:02

film beyond-the-lights_smYou might be pleasantly surprised that it isn’t quite as painful to watch as you feared.

   

Rosewater (Open Road Films, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 14 November 2014 00:58

film Rosewater_smRosewater is effective, if dry and forgettable.

 

Interstellar (Paramount Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:51

film interstellar_smTo help add to its throwback quality, it makes astronauts look cool again, too.

   

Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Studios, PG)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 04 November 2014 22:25

Big6 75The film feels focus-grouped and producer-noted within an inch of its life.

 

Laggies (A24, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 04 November 2014 21:54

laggies 75Megan falls into hanging out with the 16-year-old Annika and her friends, if only because Megan seems to fit in better with them than she does with adults.

   

Before I Go to Sleep (Clarius Entertainment, R)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:59

film before-I-go-to-sleep_smAside from a strong screenplay and very impressive directorial flourishes, the film boasts a terrific cast.

 

Nightcrawler (Open Road Films, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:54

film nightcrawler_smThe character of Bloom (and the strong performance by Gyllenhaal) is memorable and odd as far as film characters go.

   

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