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Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up Where did this one come from? Keanu Reeves may be one of the most laid back celebrities on the planet, but in his 12 years since completing The Matrix Trilogy, his career has been all over the place, taking heartbreaking roles in films such as A Scanner Darkly or playing up [...]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman anchors this John le Carré adaptation and makes it compelling, even when the film’s rambling tendencies threaten to derail it.

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In The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson seems to fully resolve two warring sides of his creative personality, the need to craft exciting visual moments and the ability to build a cohesive long form narrative.

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Out of the Furnace is one of those movies that spends so much time building mood and character that by the time the plot really kicks in, you realize it was in the service of nothing terribly special.

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Rather than portray Christ (Willem Dafoe) as a person with a benevolent perma-smile whose divine light shines 24/7 , Martin Scorsese (raised a Roman Catholic) and co-screenwriter Paul Schrader (raised as a Calvinist) dare to capture his humanity.

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After a week off to recover from the KC Oscar Party 2012, Eric, Trey and Trevan return, ready to talk about John Carter, Silent House and Friends With Kids.

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This review of “Farewell” appears on KTKA-49. A 2010 espionage thriller that may have slipped under your radar is now out on Blu-ray and DVD and is definitely worth checking out. “Farewell” is loosely based on the story of a KGB analyst in the early 1980s who became disillusioned with the Soviet regime and began [...]

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I open this week’s Insomniac Movie Theater with the following salvo: To the fans of this movie, not the people who are ambivalent to it, but to the people who can quote the dialogue, the people who proudly sport the Aequitas and Veritas tattoos and long for the day when they can own the matching [...]

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“I used to think God was angry, too, but not anymore! He used to jump on me like a wild bird and dig his claws into my head. But then one morning, he came to me. He blew over me like a cool breeze and said, ‘Stand up!’ And here I am.” When “The Last [...]

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