Jessica Chastain

Guillermo Del Toro tells a ghost story the only way he knows how.

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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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J.C. Chandor’s latest feature film, A Most Violent Year, is being hailed by some as The Godfather for our time. This comparison may ring true, but A Most Violent Year lacks the emotional impact of Coppola’s masterpiece.

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In Interstellar, Christopher Nolan is getting pretty pictures and great actors to shine up his turd of a premise until you are forced to proclaim him a master of the cinematic arts.

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Christopher Nolan’s Sci-Fi epic spans the stars, but at its heart is a family drama that errs on the side of sentiment.

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Eric, Trey and Trevan talk about two new releases (Mama and Broken City), discuss disappointments and pleasant surprises of The Golden Globes and The Critics Choice Awards before speculating on The Oscars, and finally recap some of their favorite moments from 2012 in film. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS. Also, check it out! Here’s [...]

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What makes Zero Dark Thirty such a fascinating film is that it plays both as an engaging procedural thriller and a serious examination of the country’s moral compass. It is already doing what great movies do—starting conversation.

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It’s a podcast with one of the best and worst films in recent memory, so don’t miss it.

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Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal return to the hard-nosed military genre with Zero Dark Thirty, a rare cinematic achievement.

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Unexpected: Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper, Quentin Tarantino, and Kathryn Bigelow snubbed in Director in favor of Benh Zeitlin and Michael Haneke.

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The movie is shot from a five-year-old’s point of view, so everything has a magical, dream-like quality to it. You’ve seen tales of courage before, but never one told with such an original, focused eye on the person telling it. By the time ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ is over, you may be hypnotized by its strange beauty and individualism, even as you feel the tragic depth of Hushpuppy’s situation.

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It may look like The Fast And The Furious: 1920s, but Lawless is wittier and more memorable than initial trailers would lead you to believe.

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As Ralph Fiennes’ first time behind the camera, it’s a mixed success. ‘Coriolanus’ has a grittiness that fits its tale, although at two hours, there are some sequences that feel rushed.

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Out on Blu-ray and DVD now are two of the best movies of last year whose names you didn’t hear at the Oscars. Despite Michael Shannon’s powerhouse lead performance in the psychological suspense drama ‘Take Shelter,’ he was somehow left out of the Best Actor race. ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ is also anchored by an incredibly soulful performance not nominated for an Oscar.

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One of the best films of 2011, ‘Take Shelter’ features an impressive performance from Michael Shannon and is assured, exciting filmmaking.

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