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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (NR) Originally made as two movies, each telling the story of a romantic relationship from a different character’s viewpoint, this is a single film condensing the two versions, star...


Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, and Adam Driver put on their shiva faces in This Is Where I Leave You.

Shiva the Destroyer

A talented cast is left stranded by the family gags in This Is Where I Leave You.
KRISTIAN LIN
When I read Jonathan Tropper’s novel This Is Where I Leave You, I wasn’t all that impressed with it, but I figured it could be made into a funny movie with a talented cast. Now the movie version is here, and a talented cast...



Justin Long and Michael Parks conduct an initial interview before things get hairy in "Tusk."

Goo Goo G’joob

Forget The Human Centipede! Kevin Smith’s Tusk is crazier yet.
KRISTIAN LIN
OK, I’ve seen some bizarre horror movies in my time, but Tusk is definitely the strangest one of all. I’ve seen scarier ones and I’ve seen funnier ones, but the next time some horror fan asks me what’s the sickest, most...


Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (PG-13) Does anyone still care at this point? Starring Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Regan, Peter Mackenzie, Larry Cedar, Joaquim de Almeida, Rob Morrow, and Greg Germann. (Opens Friday) Do...



James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy ponder a grim situation in The Drop.

The Drop: Streetlight People

The late James Gandolfini isn’t the only bright spot in this mobbed-up thriller.
STEVE STEWARD
It’s likely that the late James Gandolfini’s performance in The Drop will be lauded in tearfully hyperbolic fashion, maybe even to the point where it overshadows the movie. In all honesty, Gandolfini is pretty good — thin...


Son Ye-jin demonstrates her derring-do during a naval battle in The Pirates.

Princess of Whales

Korean outlaws provide hijinks on the high seas in The Pirates.
KRISTIAN LIN
They say that comedy can be highly culturally specific, and I can tell you it’s true after staring uncomprehendingly at the Korean movie Miss Granny earlier this year while the Korean audience around me cracked up. Still, som...



Love is Strange opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Love is Strange (R) John Lithgow and Alfred Molina star in this drama as a longtime gay couple who must look for new housing after they’re evicted shortly after they’re married. Also with Marisa Tomei, Darren Burro...


Kelly Reilly welcomes Sophie Curtis into her new school in Innocence.

The Virgin Homicides

A girl finds her high school running on pure blood in Innocence.
KRISTIAN LIN
The blandly titled Innocence is the latest in the relatively small field of horror movies in which the slasher preys on teenage virgins. One reason there are so few of these films (the cleverest of which is Jennifer’s Body) i...



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Two-Part Solo

The Identical is like Walk Hard without the jokes.
KRISTIAN LIN
What if Elvis’ twin brother had lived? The makers of The Identical aren’t the first to ask that question, but they are the first to build a movie around the idea that a 1950s rock star had a long-lost twin who watched from ...


Frank opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Frank (R) Michael Fassbender stars in this black comedy as a troubled musician who struggles to cope with his band’s newfound fame, which is somewhat related to the fact that he wears a giant papier-mâché head all ...