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Pain & Gain

One of the dirty secrets of modern American filmmaking is what a skilled director Michael Bay really is.

Louis Black, Review, Apr. 26, 2013

Filly Brown

A young, Latina hip-hop artist gets a shot at a record contract only if she is willing to compromise her ideals.

Louis Black, Review, Apr. 26, 2013

Home Run

A pro ballplayer with a substance-abuse problem goes back home for rehab, and finds Christian redemption by coaching a Little League team.

Louis Black, Review, Apr. 26, 2013

Upstream Color

Shane Carruth's film is arthouse science fiction at its most compelling yet cryptic.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 19, 2013

From Up on Poppy Hill

This latest film from the Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is dubbed into English.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Apr. 19, 2013

It's a Disaster

This dark comedy by UT grad Todd Berger is built around a likable ensemble.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Apr. 19, 2013

The Lords of Salem

With his fifth horror feature, writer/director Rob Zombie proves he's a unique visionary in a repetitive cinematic genre.

Marc Savlov, Review, Apr. 19, 2013

The New Juarez

This partisan film essay attacks both the United States and Mexican governments for the massive violence in Juarez.

Louis Black, Review, Apr. 19, 2013

Oblivion

Tom Cruise stars in this science-fiction outing that favors style over substance.

Louis Black, Review, Apr. 19, 2013

Starbuck

A sperm donor learns 20 years after the fact that he is the father of 533 children in this mild, French-Canadian comedy.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 19, 2013

Scary Movie 5

This parodic auto-mash-up of Paranormal Activity, Black Swan, The Evil Dead, and more is even worse than you think.

Leah Churner, Review, Apr. 19, 2013

Trance

Danny Boyle's film swerves unevenly between moods and motivations, from heist film to psychosexual thriller, and dreamy logic to amped-up action.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Apr. 12, 2013

Ginger & Rosa

The personal becomes political in Sally Potter's story about a girl who comes of age in England during the early Sixties.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Apr. 12, 2013

42

Jackie Robinson's story is told as a socially conscious moral tale about the malevolence of segregation.

Louis Black, Review, Apr. 12, 2013

The Sapphires

Exuberant but fairly formulaic, this Australian film is a backstage story about an all-girl singing group from the outback in the Sixties.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 12, 2013

To the Wonder

Terrence Malick makes a swift return to our screens with this evocative story about the stages of love.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 12, 2013

The Place Beyond the Pines

A melodrama, multigenerational epic, heist film, and motorcycle-fetish movie are all rolled into one in this Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper headliner.

Leah Churner, Review, Apr. 11, 2013

Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

Perry's melodrama centers an ambitious, married woman's dalliance with a handsome billionaire.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 5, 2013

Somebody Up There Likes Me

Bob Byington's filmed-in-Austin, indie comedy takes place over decades as a guy wanders through life with (scene-stealing) coaching from his best friend, played by Nick Offerman.

Leah Churner, Review, Apr. 5, 2013

Evil Dead

Fans of the original horror trilogy have nothing to fear from this gory new reworking.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 5, 2013

The Girl

David Riker's indie drama stars Abbie Cornish as a Texas woman, who finds maturity while smuggling Mexicans across the border.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 5, 2013

Room 237

Pet theories about what really went down at the Overlook Hotel abound in this documentary about Stanley Kubrick's intentions in The Shining.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Apr. 5, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

This overflowing action stew is loaded to the brim with half-formed ideas, action stereotypes, and hints of characters.

Louis Black, Review, Apr. 5, 2013

The Host

Andrew Niccol writes and directs this romantic, science-fiction thriller that's based on a novel by Stephenie Meyer.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Apr. 5, 2013

No

Gael García Bernal stars in this lo-fi drama about the role advertising played in the ouster of the Chilean despot, General Pinochet.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 29, 2013

Language of a Broken Heart

Actor/writer/co-producer Juddy Talt fashions a tale about a romance writer who's unlucky in love, and filmed it largely in Dallas.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Mar. 29, 2013

Wrong

Quentin Dupieux, the director of Rubber, is back with another film brimming with encounters with the bizarre and surreal.

Leah Churner, Review, Mar. 29, 2013

Admission

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd go rom-drahm, while Lily Tomlin runs circles around everyone.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 22, 2013

Come Out and Play

Isolated adults must fight off feral children in this effective, if familiar, horror import.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 22, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen

It''s Die Hard at the White House as a lone man battles the terrorists who take the building with diabolical force.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 22, 2013

Spring Breakers

In turns appealing and horrifying, those contrasts are at the heart of Harmony Korine’s latest outing.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 22, 2013

Stoker

Starring Nicole Kidman, this first English-language outing of Korean fave Park Chan-wook is stylish but wanting.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Mar. 22, 2013

The Call

Halle Berry plays a 911 phone operator who takes a call in which everything's on the line.

Leah Churner, Review, Mar. 22, 2013

The Gatekeepers

Six retired directors of Israel’s domestic intelligence agency candidly reflect.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Mar. 22, 2013

The ABCs of Death

Horror anthology does it down to the letter.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 22, 2013

The Croods

Animated cave dwellers are stealth charmers.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Mar. 21, 2013

Dead Man Down

Noomi Rapace, the original Lisbeth Salander, reunites with her The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director for this NYC gangland thriller starring Colin Farrell.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Mar. 15, 2013

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi play squabbling old-school magicians whose reign on the Vegas strip is threatened by a daring stunt magician played by Jim Carrey.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 15, 2013

South by Southwest Film Festival 2013

Partake. Enjoy.

Review, Mar. 15, 2013

Like Someone in Love

The latest film from Iranian filmmaking legend Abbas Kiarostami is set in Japan and looks at some characters playing out approximations of love.

Leah Churner, Review, Mar. 15, 2013

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