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What Maisie Knew

Young Maisie’s divorced parents are negligent, not cruel, in this contemporary take on the novel by Henry James from the co-directors of the Deep End.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jul. 12, 2013

Pacific Rim

When monsters and robots engage in epic battle, puny humans huddle in movie theatres to pay respect.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jul. 12, 2013

The Way, Way Back

In this indie comedy, a young teen finds confidence at a local water park after suffering emotional abuse from his insensitive, would-be stepfather.

Steve Davis, Review, Jul. 12, 2013

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is a Western without a compass.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jul. 5, 2013

20 Feet From Stardom

This film is an extended hosanna to an undersung artist, the backup singer, and what a joyful noise it makes.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jul. 5, 2013

Unfinished Song

Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp bring vitality to their roles in film otherwise filled with cliches about aging and the curative power of singing your heart out.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jul. 5, 2013

Despicable Me 2

Gru exchanges supervillainy for domesticity in this sequel, although the Minions are still the animated film's best selling point.

Steve Davis, Review, Jul. 3, 2013

A Hijacking

This psychologically tense Danish drama about modern-day piracy doesn't cater to cliches or sentimentality.

Steve Davis, Review, Jun. 28, 2013

A Band Called Death

A black proto-punk band from Detroit that wouldn't compromise on its name is unearthed in this music doc 35 years after recording their original demo tracks.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 28, 2013

Dirty Wars

Journalist Jeremy Scahill investigates the stealth operations of JSOC - the Joint Special Operations Command, an elite military outfit that performs targeted kills at the administration's directive.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 28, 2013

The Heat

In his follow-up to Bridesmaids, Paul Feig re-employs Melissa McCarthy and teams her with Sandra Bullock for a comedy about a mismatched law-enforcement duo.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jun. 28, 2013


Are sommeliers the "new rock stars of the food industry"?

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jun. 28, 2013

White House Down

Roland Emmerich blows up the White House real good, so who cares if it doesn't all compute when you have Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as an Obama-ish prez) battling to become last men standing?

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 28, 2013

Monsters University

This sequel is a prequel about the school days of the future Monsters, Inc. employees, Sulley and Mike.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jun. 21, 2013

Pandora's Promise

Bringing a fresh voice to an old controversy, this documentary argues that nuclear power is the true green energy.

Louis Black, Review, Jun. 21, 2013

World War Z

This bio-disaster movie with zombies and Brad Pitt is smart and ambitious, even if it doesn't break the mold.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 21, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing

With Shakespearean language tripping off their contemporary tongues, the actors are more than game for Joss Whedon's informal, black-and-white take on this classic comedy.

Steve Davis, Review, Jun. 21, 2013

The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola relates this true-life crime story about Hollywood teens who boosted things from celebrities' homes so they could walk a mile in their Louboutons.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 21, 2013

This Is the End

Be mindful when partying at James Franco's house: You could get stuck there for the apocalypse with Seth Rogen and Co.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 14, 2013

The East

This crypto-thriller that explores moral grounds before turning gauzy is the latest film from Sound of My Voice's Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 14, 2013

Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie wrote the screenplay for this film, which is based on his Booker Prize-winning novel about the children who were born at the exact hour of India's independence in 1947.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 14, 2013

Man of Steel

This new Superman flies without a lot of emotional baggage, which is mostly a good thing though the character could stand a bit more dramatic heft.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jun. 13, 2013

Now You See Me

This magicians' caper film has a good cast but very little else hidden up its sleeve.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 7, 2013

Stories We Tell

Canadian filmmaker and actress Sarah Polley goes looking for her biological father and comes homes with a wise and poetic documentary about the nature of truth.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 7, 2013

The Internship

Once Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson joined forces to crash weddings; in their new comedy, the duo crashes Google as older-than-average interns.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jun. 7, 2013

The Kings of Summer

This Sundance favorite is a perfect yet offbeat summer movie about teens who ditch their families and try to live like men in a ground-level treehouse in the woods.

Steve Davis, Review, Jun. 7, 2013

The Purge

Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey star in this suspenseful horror film that's set in the near future and poses dark possibilities and even darker lighting.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 7, 2013

After Earth

Often gorgeous, sometimes fascinating, this Smith-family outing is ultimately unwieldy and unsurprising.

Louis Black, Review, May. 31, 2013

American Mary

The plastic surgery performed in this horror film gives real meaning to going under the knife.

Steve Davis, Review, May. 31, 2013


Real-life adventurer Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 trip across the Pacific on a raft is re-created in this beautifully lensed film.

Steve Davis, Review, May. 31, 2013

Love Is All You Need

Danish Oscar-winner Susanne Bier lightens her tone with this grown-up romantic comedy that stars Pierce Brosnan.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 31, 2013

Frances Ha

There's a tour de force performance by Greta Gerwig and no small amount of magic in this winning movie by Noah Baumbach about a generation in flux.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 30, 2013

Before Midnight

This third European outing with Celine and Jesse is a grand accomplishment.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 24, 2013

Fast & Furious 6

The curiously addictive fast-cars franchise is still committed to excess.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 24, 2013

The Hangover: Part III

The hard-R comedy trilogy concludes with more mortal peril and questionable taste.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 24, 2013

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

This doc about the storied department store stays relentlessly on-message.

Leah Churner, Review, May. 24, 2013


This imaginative 3-D animated fantasy takes place in a forest world.

Louis Black, Review, May. 23, 2013

Low Lighting

Soderbergh flickers into retirement with 'Behind the Candelabra'

Reviewed by Patrick Courtney, May. 23, 2013

In the House

A pleasurably heady thriller from French auteur François Ozon.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 17, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

The Star Trek reboot may be overly familiar, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 17, 2013

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