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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

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Seth MacFarlane furthers his Hollywood onslaught with this Western spoof in which he's no longer strictly a voice talent but is now playing the onscreen lead.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 29, 2014


Inspired by a 1779 painting of two real-life cousins – one black, one white – Belle gives a fictionalized account of their lives.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 22, 2014


America's favorite screen couple, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, mosey through another rom-com.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 22, 2014


Jon Favreau and a bunch of ready collaborators find the heart in this story about a chef who rediscovers what's important when he turns to a food truck.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 22, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Diverting but rarely riveting, this latest offering from the Marvel Universe kicks the can down the road some more.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 22, 2014

Mom's Night Out

The moms take a girls' night out and leave the kids home with their hapless dads. Chaos reigns.

Steve Davis, Review, May. 15, 2014

Million Dollar Arm

Jon Hamm stars in this story of a sports agent who hits on the idea of turning Indian cricket bowlers into talented baseball stars.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 15, 2014

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Animated Dorothy goes back to Oz for further adventures.

Josh Kupecki, Review, May. 15, 2014


In this bravura movie, Tom Hardy plays a man who tries to mend the unraveling threads of his life while behind the wheel of a car for 85 minutes.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 15, 2014


These monsters have more audience appeal than their human co-stars – which is good and bad.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 15, 2014

The German Doctor

This Argentinian film uses the country’s dark history as a haven for escaped Nazi war criminals as fodder for this atmospheric tale.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 15, 2014

God's Pocket

Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of his last performances, heads up a terrific ensemble cast for this offbeat drama adapted from a Pete Dexter novel.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 15, 2014

Jodorowsky's Dune

What's tantalizing but never was? This Fantastic Fest award-winner talks with the famed surrealist and others about their plans for this aborted project.

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 8, 2014

Fading Gigolo

John Turturro directs himself and Woody Allen in this movie that gently cruises but but never drives it home.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 8, 2014

Fed Up

Most everything we've been taught about eating and exercising is wrong, and Katie Couric breaks it down for us.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 8, 2014


Lively performances from Seth Rogen and others brighten an otherwise perfunctory revenge comedy.

Kimberley Jones, Review, May. 8, 2014

The Quiet Ones

The venerable Hammer Film studio gets into the found-footage horror genre.

Steve Davis, Review, May. 1, 2014

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

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