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Deliver Us From Evil

A police officer and a priest team battle supernatural forces in this horror thriller from the director of Sinister.

Steve Davis, Review, Jul. 10, 2014


What seems at first a normal dinner party, slyly turns into an eerie and ominous Something Else.

William Goss, Review, Jul. 10, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Apes and humans: Why can't everyone just get along?

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jul. 10, 2014

Life Itself

The life of Roger Ebert is celebrated in this documentary by the director of Hoop Dreams.

Louis Black, Review, Jul. 10, 2014

The Grand Seduction

In this Canadian comedy, a down-on-its-luck fishing village spruces up to try to lure a big-city doctor to town.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Jul. 3, 2014

America: Imagine the World Without Her

Another book by conservative political commentator Dinesh D'Souza gets the documentary treatment.

Louis Black, Review, Jul. 3, 2014

Third Person

Globe-trotting multistory meditation on love, betrayal, and lost/found children from the director of Crash.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Jul. 3, 2014


Melissa McCarthy burns through a lot of goodwill in this limp, confused comedy cowritten with her husband, Ben Falcone.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jul. 3, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Optimus Prime finds a new pal in franchise addition Mark Wahlberg.

William Goss, Review, Jul. 3, 2014

Earth to Echo

A trio of suburban kids befriend an alien entity in this Spielberg-influenced family film.

William Goss, Review, Jul. 3, 2014

Begin Again

Agreeably phony movie focuses on a pair of unlikely partners drawn together by the promise of making music.

William Goss, Review, Jul. 3, 2014


This English-language debut from acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is a riveting sci-fi action film entirely set on a speeding train.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jun. 26, 2014


Austin filmmaker Kat Candler explores the sins of the father in this dark drama starring Aaron Paul.

Steve Davis, Review, Jun. 26, 2014


This companion piece to the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo revisits the men who fought in Afghanistan's deadly Korengal Valley.

Louis Black, Review, Jun. 26, 2014

Miss Lovely

Indian drama explores Mumbai's seedy, C-grade film industry in the late Eighties.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Jun. 26, 2014

Nothing Bad Can Happen

The title is grimly ironic: In fact, a whole lot of bad things happen in this German horror film.

William Goss, Review, Jun. 26, 2014

Think Like a Man Too

Whatever happens in Vegas will happen in just about every movie set in Vegas.

William Goss, Review, Jun. 19, 2014

Obvious Child

Jenny Slate stars as a standup comic in this indie film about abortion that comes snuggled in the broad strokes of a quirky comedy.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jun. 19, 2014

Before You Know It

There's an aging LGBT community that is only getting bigger and older, and this documentary investigates that process – in ways both specific and universal.

Steve Davis, Review, Jun. 19, 2014

The Rover

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson are the riveting stars of this bloody but compelling chase movie through the Australian Outback.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 19, 2014

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

This film is a loving valentine to an unsung hero of the entertainment industry who's had an astonishing career.

Steve Davis, Review, Jun. 19, 2014

Jersey Boys

Even though Clint Eastwood guides this Broadway hit to film, there’s not much new in this rise-and-fall, music-biz story.

Louis Black, Review, Jun. 19, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2

You'll want a dragon of your own after seeing this animated sequel that surpasses the original.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jun. 12, 2014

The Signal

A trio of tech-savvy twentysomethings get waylaid and wind up as subjects in a weird but stylish sci-fi mystery.

William Goss, Review, Jun. 12, 2014

We Are the Best!

Lukas Moodysson gives us a captivating portrait of 13-year-old proto-punk girls in 1982 Sweden.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jun. 12, 2014

22 Jump Street

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill again go undercover in this frequently delightful mess.

Louis Black, Review, Jun. 12, 2014


Concisely but with great depth, this Polish film explores questions of individual and national identity.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 12, 2014


This Dutch film is a darkly nuanced fable that keeps us consistently off-balance.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Jun. 12, 2014

For No Good Reason

The artist Ralph Steadman, best known for his illustrations of Hunter S. Thompson's books, is profiled in this documentary.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Jun. 12, 2014

Night Moves

Three radical environmentalists plot to destroy a hydroelectric dam in Kelly Reichardt's thoughtful drama.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 5, 2014

Cold in July

A dream lineup is one of many treats in this East Texas neo-noir based on a Joe Lansdale book.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 5, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow

The sci-fi is a bit fuzzy – and the alien beasties are anything but – in this Tom Cruise action onslaught.

Steve Davis, Review, Jun. 5, 2014


Angelina Jolie stars in this Disney tale that promises to be a visual stunner.

Louis Black, Review, Jun. 5, 2014

The Dance of Reality

Cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first feature in 23 years is a labor of mad, passionate love

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 5, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

The film does justice to the popular novel in this judicious teen tearjerker.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Jun. 5, 2014


Based on a book by Trainspotting's Irvine Welsh, this film keeps close company with a nihilistic character, but unwisely pulls its punches.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Jun. 5, 2014

Words and Pictures

The story is rather creaky, but who cares when the actors Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche are so sublime together?

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 5, 2014

The Immigrant

Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix star in James Gray's latest New York opus, a story about a woman turned out from Ellis Island to fend for herself on the mean streets of New York.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 29, 2014

Chinese Puzzle

A large extended family becomes the natural, yet sometimes awkward outgrowth of modern-day relationships In this romantic piece from France.

Louis Black, Review, May. 29, 2014

Palo Alto

Gia Coppola, the latest voice heard from in that ridiculously talented filmmaking family, makes an auspicious directing debut with this teen drama based on stories from a collection by James Franco.

Steve Davis, Review, May. 29, 2014

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