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Venus in Fur opens Friday.

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OPENING Before I Fall (PG-13) Zoey Deutch is better than this teen flick that she’s headlining. She portrays a popular girl in high school who...

Crazy Rich Asians: Singapore Swing

Among us Asian-Americans, the anticipation for Crazy Rich Asians has been something like what African-Americans felt for Black Panther. The difference is, African-Americans have...

Blessed Event

It's easy to say that Juno is the movie that Knocked Up should have been. It's one of those glib formulations that we critics are...

My Name Is… Martha Marcy May Marlene.

One of the big stories at last winter’s Sundance Film Festival was Martha Marcy May Marlene. This low-budget psychological thriller turned heads even before...

Lost Children

A look back on 2007's horror movies doesn't exactly reveal an embarrassment of riches. The "torture-porn" wave crashed and receded, a victim of its own...
Someone with a mask means Barbara Crampton no good in You're Next.

Family Dies

If you’ve seen the trailer and the posters for You’re Next, you may think that this is just another crappy late-summer slasher flick. Actually,...

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Woman in Black (PG-13) Daniel Radcliffe stars in this horror film adapted from Susan Hill’s novella about a young 19th-century lawyer...

Passengers: Wake-Up Call

Like La La Land, the deluxe yet minimalist space opera Passengers brings together a simple concept, an Oscar-nominated director, and two of American cinema’s...
Tom Hardy takes aim in the climactic shootout in Lawless.

End-of-Summer Roundup

If you’ve been worn out by the summer blockbusters, now’s a good time to check out three low-budget films dropping in our multiplexes this...

Film Short

OPENING: The Box (PG-13) Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) adapts Richard Matheson's short story "Button, Button" about a financially strapped couple (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden)...