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Rock of Ages: Playing Jaxx

When it debuted on Broadway in 2009, the stage musical Rock of Ages lured metalheads to the theater with a neatly bombastic package of...

Intouchables: Comédie Noire

Officially, France is a colorblind society. Unofficially, many French people of color don’t have access to the same economic and educational opportunities that white...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Grand Illusion (NR) A 75th-anniversary re-mastered print of Jean Renoir’s film about two French prisoners (Jean Gabin and Marcel Dalio) during World War I...

Moonrise Kingdom: Sam ♥ Suzy

All of Wes Anderson’s movies are children’s movies. That’s what I realized while watching his Moonrise Kingdom, a spellbinding piece of work that opens...

Prometheus: “Get It Out of Me!”

To answer your first question about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus: Yes, it is a prequel to his 1979 sci-fi classic Alien. The director has hemmed...

R.I.P., Kaneto Shindô

Sad but not unexpected news comes to us from Japan: Yesterday, filmmaker Kaneto Shindô passed away just a month after his 100th birthday. Contrary...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) Wes Anderson’s latest film stars Jared Gilman and Kara Heyward as 12-year-old kids who run off together and spark a massive...

Monsieur Lazhar: Bonjour, Classe

The French-Canadian drama Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this past year, and there were observers who tipped...

Reactor Reanimation

Chernobyl Diaries has all the makings of a great horror movie: a wholly original and sinister setting, engaging historical backstory, creepy Eastern European dudes...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Chernobyl Diaries (R) Jesse McCartney stars in this horror film as one of six tourists who hire a local tour guide (Dmitri Diatchenko) to...