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Why Don't You Play in Hell?

This Japanese mind-twister from Shion Sono screams with madness and mayhem.

Marc Savlov, Review, Nov. 6, 2014

Before I Go to Sleep

Nicole Kidman stars as a woman who has amnesia and fights to uncover a big mystery from her past.

Louis Black, Review, Nov. 6, 2014

Big Hero 6

Witty charm, lively animation, and a swift pace help this animated superhero story rise a cut above.

William Goss, Review, Nov. 6, 2014


When Edward Snowden was in that hotel room in Hong Kong sharing his initial intel about NSA surveillance, Laura Poitras' was there with a camera to film his disclosures.

Marc Savlov, Review, Nov. 6, 2014

Force Majeure

Blackly funny, yet lightly brutalizing, this Swedish film observes a married couple for whom a passing threat turns into an existential crisis.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Nov. 6, 2014


Majesty and mawkishness combine in Christopher Nolan's film about humans' last-ditch attempt to find a habitable planet in another galaxy.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Nov. 6, 2014


Keira Knightley stars with Chloë Grace Moretz in Lynn Shelton's likable but aimless film about arrested adolescence.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Nov. 6, 2014

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

Everything you wanted to know about riding and racing motorcycles is revealed in this encyclopedic doc.

Steve Davis, Review, Nov. 6, 2014


Daniel Radcliffe sprouts horns in this spiky fable about the devil in all of us.

Steve Davis, Review, Oct. 30, 2014


Jake Gyllenhaal gives a terrifically fierce performance as a tenacious and delusional self-actualizer.

William Goss, Review, Oct. 30, 2014

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Stunningly beautiful, Studio Ghibli's latest animated film is a real work of art.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Oct. 30, 2014


A student's desire to become a better drummer comes at the cost of becoming a supplicant to a monstrous teacher.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Oct. 30, 2014


Hasbro's soothsaying board is the MacGuffin in this teen horror film.

Marc Savlov, Review, Oct. 30, 2014

ABCs of Death 2

Let us count the ways this compilation of 26 short films gets its spook on.

William Goss, Review, Oct. 30, 2014

The Blue Room

Mathieu Amalric directs and stars in this Hitchcockian story of l'amour four.

Marc Savlov, Review, Oct. 23, 2014

Dear White People

This idea-packed comedy pokes holes in the notion of a post-racial America.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Oct. 23, 2014


This found-footage horror film shot in Austin finds a Bigfoot chased from its home by the Bastrop fires.

Marc Savlov, Review, Oct. 23, 2014

The Green Prince

The son of a Hamas leader becomes an Israeli spy and searches for a moral center.

Louis Black, Review, Oct. 23, 2014


Mad genius TV writer Dan Harmon (Community) embarks on a 20-city tour taping his popular podcast in front of live audiences.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Oct. 23, 2014

John Wick

Keanu Reeves and the filmmakers deliver the goods in this well-constructed revenge picture.

William Goss, Review, Oct. 23, 2014

23 Blast

Actor Dylan Baker debuts as a director with this inspirational film about a blind, young football player.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Oct. 23, 2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A Hollywood star falls to earth with mad, exhilarating results.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Oct. 23, 2014


This erotic thriller is based on the best-selling novel by Zane.

Louis Black, Review, Oct. 16, 2014

Art and Craft

Mark Landis is an expert forger who donates his work to museums, and this doc makes no judgments about this curious man.

William Goss, Review, Oct. 16, 2014

The Best of Me

It's getting hard to tell one Nicholas Sparks adaptation from another amid all the dross.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Oct. 16, 2014

The Book of Life

Dia de los Muertos provides a colorful and vivid background for this animated film.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Oct. 16, 2014

Brush With Danger

The obvious martial arts skills of the brother and sister filmmakers, Ken and Livi Zheng, don't compensate for this film's wooden drama.

Marc Savlov, Review, Oct. 16, 2014


Brad Pitt commands a Sherman tank in the waning days of World War II, and teaches his men the simple algorithm of war: Kill or be killed.

Marc Savlov, Review, Oct. 16, 2014


This New Zealand horror/comedy nimbly jumps through the tropes, and inventively subverts them along the way.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Oct. 16, 2014

Men, Women & Children

We might be able to connect as human beings if we could just disconnect from from our wired lives, says this movie about our modern world.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Oct. 16, 2014

The Overnighters

The fracking boom in Williston, N.D., has created hard times in the land of plenty as shown in this devastating doc.

Marc Savlov, Review, Oct. 16, 2014

St. Vincent

Bill Murray plays a hard-hearted grouch who warms to his new neighbors – Melissa McCarthy and her young son.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Oct. 16, 2014


In this inspirational true story, striking Welsh miners and the local LGBT community find common bonds.

William Goss, Review, Oct. 9, 2014

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

This pleasant throwback to the live-action Disney films of yore provides brisk fun for all.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Oct. 9, 2014


The doll from hell is back.

Marc Savlov, Review, Oct. 9, 2014

Dracula Untold

Prince Vlad fights off the Turks with with a little old-school vampirism.

Marc Savlov, Review, Oct. 9, 2014

The Judge

This drama starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall sounds better on paper than it is in practice.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Oct. 9, 2014

Kill the Messenger

Jeremy Renner stars in this crusading-journalist story that recounts the downfall of real-life San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb.

Marc Savlov, Review, Oct. 9, 2014

Left Behind

God help us: Nic Cage is up against the Rapture.

William Goss, Review, Oct. 9, 2014

Jimi: All Is by My Side

John Ridley's take on Jimi Hendrix veers away the standard biopic.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Oct. 2, 2014

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