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The Retrieval

Chris Eska's ambitious indie film is set during the waning months of the Civil War and tells a distinctive coming-of-age story.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 1, 2014

Finding Vivian Maier

After buying a storage locker full of unknown photos, the filmmaker becomes the de facto executor of the unheralded photographer of the title.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 1, 2014

On My Way

In this road movie, Catherine Deneuve plays a Frenchwoman having an existential crisis on wheels.

Josh Kupecki, Review, May. 1, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

More proves to be less for Spidey this time out.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 1, 2014

Brick Mansions

In one of his last roles, Paul Walker stars in this American remake of Luc Besson's actioner District B13.

Steve Davis, Review, May. 1, 2014

Heaven Is for Real

Greg Kinnear plays a dad who believes his son's claim to have seen heaven.

Steve Davis, Review, Apr. 24, 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive

In this hypnotic love story, Jim Jarmusch gives us vampires who are bohemian outsiders and not blood-sucking freaks.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 24, 2014

Alan Partridge

Steve Coogan’s comical egomaniac Alan Partridge jumps from British television to the movie screen – with all of his smarm intact.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Apr. 24, 2014

Blue Ruin

Writer, director, and cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier colludes with actor Macon Blair to create an unusual spin on this revenge tale.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 24, 2014

The Other Woman

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton play gals who team together to ruin the mutual philanderer in their lives.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 24, 2014

The Railway Man

Colin Firth stars with Nicole Kidman in this memoir about a WWII POW in Burma who, in the present day, still suffers repercussions.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Apr. 24, 2014

Rio 2

The animated blue macaw family takes a trip back to the Amazon.

Louis Black, Review, Apr. 17, 2014

Dom Hemingway

Jude Law, all piss-and-vinegar as the titular safe-cracker, can't light the fuse of this dud.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Apr. 17, 2014

The Final Member

An Icelandic museum of mammalian penises is documented while seeking its final member – a human specimen.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Apr. 17, 2014


Wally Phister, the Oscar-winning Inception lenser, takes the directing reins for this sci-fi puzzler that stars Johnny Depp.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Apr. 17, 2014

Breathe In

A comely British exchange student in upstate New York upsets a cozy family dynamic.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 17, 2014

Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson is the blank alien who prowls for earthmen in this spare and disorienting genre smash-up.

Marc Savlov, Review, Apr. 17, 2014

Cuban Fury

Nick Frost is a schlubby guy who's gotta dance.

Steve Davis, Review, Apr. 17, 2014

50 to 1

The Kentucky Derby-winning horse Mine That Bird sprints to glory in this equine biopic.

Steve Davis, Review, Apr. 10, 2014


Nic Cage and David Gordon Green are at the top of their games in this Larry Brown story, while young Tye Sheridan is an actor who's already achieved greatness.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 10, 2014

Draft Day

Baseball season arrives with Kevin Costner playing a football GM. Blasphemy!

Kimberley Jones, Review, Apr. 10, 2014


A dark force lurks in the looking glass in this paranormal outing that's a notch above, but barely.

Marc Savlov, Review, Apr. 10, 2014

The Raid 2

This breathtaker is a relentless wall of action filmmaking that sets a new, bloody standard.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Apr. 10, 2014

Ernest & Celestine

The team from A Town Called Panic returns with another animated charmer – this time a tale about interspecies friendship and dentistry.

Josh Kupecki, Review, Apr. 3, 2014

Le Week-End

A long-married couple amusingly dance toward the kind of despair borne from overfamiliarity.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Apr. 3, 2014

Nymphomaniac: Volume 2

Second verse, not as good as the first.

Marc Savlov, Review, Apr. 3, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

One of the better offerings from Marvel’s growing multimedia omniverse, this film gives fans plenty to chew on.

Marc Savlov, Review, Apr. 3, 2014


Partly allegorical, partly spectacular, and wholly sincere, Darren Aronofsky gives us another memorable movie about a driven individual.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 3, 2014

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1

Lars von Trier's latest provocation is more meditation than outright flagellation.

Marc Savlov, Review, Mar. 27, 2014

Cesar Chavez

The United Farm Workers leader and civil rights activist who managed to get housewives to stop buying grapes is the subject of this biopic.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 27, 2014

God's Not Dead

A college kid faces flunking out if he can't prove to his classmates and atheist professor that God exists.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 27, 2014

The Lunchbox

This off-Bollywood charmer is a light-hearted drama about two lonely souls who forge a friendship when they start passing written notes.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 27, 2014


Ugly and mean-spirited, this Schwarsenegger action film starts off badly, and gets dumber as it progresses.

Louis Black, Review, Mar. 27, 2014


Beguiling and maddening in its approach, this odd doc looks at the relatively recent invention of the teenager.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Mar. 27, 2014

Cheap Thrills

This grisly, dark comedy is last year's winner of Fantastic Fest's Midnighters Audience Award.

Marc Savlov, Review, Mar. 20, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted

This re-energized franchise has found its second wind: The Muppets' eighth movie proves that eight is not enough.

Steve Davis, Review, Mar. 20, 2014

Tim's Vermeer

Vermeer must have painted by using a camera obscura and Tim Jenison spends four years proving the method in this fascinating documentary by Penn & Teller.

Marc Savlov, Review, Mar. 20, 2014

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club

Tyler Perry makes a comedy about single mothers who don't get enough credit.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 20, 2014


Yet another dystopic YA book series gets translated to film – and one that resembles thebestseller: engrossing yet flimsy.

Kimberley Jones, Review, Mar. 20, 2014

Bad Words

Jason Bateman plays a grown man who finds a loophole to compete in a kids national spelling bee, but the reasons are only known to him.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 20, 2014

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