2015

Brooklyn is cinematic pea soup. It’s groggy, flavorless and utterly unremarkable. Not even Nick Hornby’s script or Saoirse Ronan’s performance can save it.

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A single woman takes the place of a stranger’s blind date, which leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.

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Room is a powerful drama that signals the arrival of Brie Larson as a dramatic actress.

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It has so many internal references and so much in terms of pre-knowledge groundwork that it works as a Peanuts film, but somehow it still utterly fails at feeling like one.

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The Keeping Room, opening today in Kansas City, is a slasher film disguised as a period drama.

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Aaron Sorkin returns to Silicon Valley this time with director Danny Boyle for Steve Jobs, a movie that is less a biopic and more a collection of three one-act plays that are less concerned with the man and more concerned with perpetuating the legend of the magnetic, charismatic, dreamer who founded Apple and revolutionized computing.

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The Martian’s smart script and sharp construction will make it a joy to watch again. It’s genuinely fun without dumbing itself down.

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With the new Blu-ray release of Anderson’s 2012 standout Moonrise Kingdom, The Criterion Collection has now issued all but one of his movies with a deluxe treatment that celebrates that universe.

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A review of Brian De Palma’s controversial 1980 thriller Dressed to Kill, recently released in a restored uncut version for The Criterion Collection on Blu-ray.

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The Visit may not be a ringing success, but it is also far from a complete failure. It may just be the first film from M. Night Shyamalan in a very long time that you should go and see in the theater.

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The films of Noah Baumbach have two constants, his love of New York and his obsession with moments of transition. His latest film Mistress America is no different, though more distilled and hilariously funny.

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Caught between a forbidden romance and the expectations of his friends, aspiring DJ Cole Carter attempts to find the path in life that leads to fame and fortune.

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Z for Zachariah is a post-apocalyptic story of survival.

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Best of Enemies examines the televised debates between intellectuals William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal, which coincided with the presidential primaries of 1968.

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Jesse Eisenberg stars in American Ultra, a spy movie/stoner movie hybrid that plays a lot like if Jason Bourne worked at the same convenience store as Dante and Randal.

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