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Super: Frank’s Last Shot

It’s a chestnut, but it does bear repeating: Sometimes getting there first matters most. The comic-book satire Super reaches us about a year after...

Red Rides Again: Hoodwinked Too!

Before I saw the needlessly subtitled Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, I watched the original Hoodwinked, the animated film that came out way back...

Certified Copy: Love Among the Ruins

In a small Tuscan village, we see an elderly Frenchman apparently yelling abuse at his wife in the middle of the piazza. But then...

Tek Doko vs. the Mob

“People think because I run an Italian restaurant, I must be mobbed up,” said Tek Doko, whose family has owned and operated Roma Pasta...

Legal Eagle: The Conspirator

Even though it has a bigger budget and higher production values than most of the entries at the Sundance Film Festival, the historical legal...

Blame It on Rio

Jesse Eisenberg has carved out quite the career so far, one made even more impressive by the fact that he has such a tiny,...

Hanna and the Company

Our action thrillers right now seem to be awash in young girls who are stone cold killers. The odd British entry Hanna is the...

Win Win Loses Half the Battle

By all rights I should like Tom McCarthy’s movies much better than I do. The writer-director of low-budget dramedies The Station Agent and The...

Source Code: Every Time I Die

Spoiler alert: This review gives away a major plot point (but we’ll warn you again when it’s coming). Many big Hollywood science-fiction films set...

Insidious: Last House on the Left

Damn, I love haunted house movies: The Haunting (the 1963 original), The Changeling, Alien (it’s a haunted house in space, OK?), you name it....