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Bonus Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I

Kristian Lin
Here I find myself in the same position I was in with the seventh Harry Potter movie. Like that next-to-last film in a series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I isn’t really meant to stand up on its own, so when I say there...


James Franco in "Spring Breakers."

The Best Supporting Performances of 2013

Kristian Lin
Continuing my recap of the year in movies, here are the best supporting performances I saw in 2013. Usually the men get the better supporting roles over the course of a year’s movies, but the women caught my interest more in ...



Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper are dressed for a con game in American Hustle.

Hustle and Russell

Just try to keep the lies straight in the wild caper flick American Hustle.
KRISTIAN LIN
Some caper films are sleek humming machines, but American Hustle is by David O. Russell, which means that it lurches and veers and speeds recklessly through hairpin turns. He used to go years between projects, but the resurgent...


Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence flank Elizabeth Banks and say goodbye to District 12 in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Tournament of Champions

The Hunger Games go into sudden-death overtime in the sequel, Catching Fire.
KRISTIAN LIN
Sometimes the fans have it exactly right. They turned out for the movie version of The Hunger Games last year, and while they generally approved of it, it wasn’t without reservations. The sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fi...



Mary Elizabeth Winstead in "Smashed"

The Best Lead Performances of 2012

Kristian Lin
In some years, the men get the lion’s share of the great leading roles, but in 2012, it was the women who did the shinier work in the lead roles. (The same can’t be said for the supporting roles this year, but then the wome...


It’s always crazy in Philadelphia: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook.

Silver Linings: Soaring Eagles

This comedy about mental illness and football cruises into the end zone.
KRISTIAN LIN
For whatever reason, this is a banner year for movies about mental illness set in Pennsylvania. We still have the excellent Pittsburgh teen flick The Perks of Being a Wallflower playing, and now from the other end of the state ...