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It’s not actually fair to compare one film to another. Even if it is the same writer/director/star. But it is inevitable in a situation like this.

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Besson manages to subvert audiences expectations at a few points by not delivering on big showdowns and staying true to his protagonist’s abilities and motives. That said, Lucy has still a lot wrong with it, chiefly that it’s kind of dumb.

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It’s fascinating how director Pawel Pawlikowski reveals so much by simply sticking with Ida and Wanda and acutely observing their behavior.

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The film tells us that “Love always comes with a price,” and because I love film, sometimes that price is watching a really bad movie.

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Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel team up for Sex Tape, an R-rated comedy that tries to balance raunchy humor with the wholesomeness of a family film and ends up failing both genres. The trailer gives over-explains the entire premise, but here it is again: Diaz and Segel play Annie and Jason, a loving couple that started hot [...]

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Nine years in the future, DeMonaco thinks this is still an issue that people will be dealing with, and has fun with the idea of the poor finally fighting back.

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The maniacal genius Paul Haggis has created the impossible. Third Person is a film that is complex and trite, clichéd and nonsensical, and misanthropic and overly sentimental.

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Caesar returns in the summer sci-fi epic that is more about the cost of being a leader than it is the novelty of talking monkeys.

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The really great action movies are all about urgency—that life-and-death situation where the stakes couldn’t be any higher and the main character doesn’t have any other choice but to forge ahead.

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In Game of Thrones, she plays miniature badass Arya Stark, who fears no man and has a comeback for every insult thrown her way. But in Heatstroke, Williams gets to show her versatility as a young actress and convincingly plays troubled youth Jo,

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This is a public service announcement. This is not a test. Do not go and see Earth to Echo.

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In her new film, Obvious Child, Gillian Robespierre shows her audience the realities of life through which great comedy is born.

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Lucky Them is a laudable film. If you enjoy stories of the burnt out fan, and insightful critic, then director Megan Griffiths‘ new film is worth your time.

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Ti West’s found-footage horror flick ‘The Sacrament’ is not always great, but it’s much better than most of its genre counterparts.

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The notion that we are all putting on a show during the first phase of a relationship, and that this false presentation must inevitably end, is at the crux of ‘The One I Love,’ a movie that explores the necessities of living honestly in a partnership with another human being.

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