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Oscar’s Hidden Gold

Someone with a mask means Barbara Crampton no good in You're Next.

Family Dies

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Film Reviews

Film Reviews
Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt have a heart-to-heart in Your Sister’s Sister.

Your Sister’s Sister: Cabin in the Woods

I’d like to take a minute to introduce you to one of the more significant emerging talents in independent film right now. Lynn Shelton...
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler enjoy a moment to themselves at a South African resort in Blended.

Blended and Extended

Something about Drew Barrymore seems to smooth out Adam Sandler’s abrasive edges and bring out his sweetness without making him cloying. After The Wedding...
Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan sit poolside in the movie of the year, Ruby Sparks.

Top 10 Movies

I don’t have enough slots! That’s always a nice problem to have when making a list of the year’s best movies. Even taking into...

Unstoppable: Mess With the Bull

It would be inaccurate to call Unstoppable a Korean remake of Taken, though it wouldn’t be too far off. Actually, I’d watch this thriller...

Blood and Snow

Since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published 110 years ago, doing something new with vampires in any storytelling medium has gotten to be extremely difficult. The...
Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones plan a long trip over wild country in The Homesman.

Eastward Bound

It has been nine years since Tommy Lee Jones made his directing debut with The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. That acclaimed Western, which...

Repo Man

David Michôd is clearly a talented filmmaker. I just wish I could figure out what he’s up to. The Australian writer-director made his debut in...

Avengers: Hammer and SHIELD

Joss Whedon looks poised to become the king of American pop culture, and I don’t mind it one bit. Having already established himself as...

Conviction Has Courage, Lacks Craft

Hilary Swank stars in Conviction as a woman who launches a more or less single-handed assault on the legal system, and this suffocating, curiously...

Suddenly Susan

I come to you this week as a Whit Stillman fan. There may not be that many of us, but our passion for his...