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Review: Third installment of horror film delivers gory frights

By | Dec 13, 2014

Shot in the style of a home video, “V/H/S: Viral” continues a series of horror films with plenty of bloodshed and violence.


Review: Strong performances propel frontier-based drama

By | Dec 12, 2014

With exemplary acting and a haunting score, “The Homesman” sheds light on the hardships of frontier life in Tommy Lee Jones’s second directorial effort.


Review: Poor characterization takes laughs out of sequel

By | Dec 3, 2014

“Horrible Bosses 2” returns with the same humor from the first installment, however characterization falls flat.


Review: Performances fuel narrative in ‘Hunger Games’

By | Dec 3, 2014

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” makes a thrilling return to the dystopian world of Panem.


Review: Superb performances keep ‘Whiplash’ in tempo

By | Nov 19, 2014

“Whiplash” gives a soulful and inspiring view into the dark underbelly of making perfect music.


Review: Murky direction mars Stewart’s film debut

By | Nov 19, 2014

Jon Stewart makes some distracting directing decisions in “Rosewater,” however, he still presents of thoughtful portrayal of journalist Maziar Bahari’s imprisonment.


Review: Stellar leads and sharp style propels ‘Interstellar’

By | Nov 11, 2014

Striking visuals compliment strong lead performances in Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi offering.


Review: ‘Big Hero 6’ offers futuristic fun for entire family

By | Nov 11, 2014

Disney’s newest adventure is a computer-animated romp through the future.


Review: Satire and cinematography give wings to darkly funny ‘Birdman’

By | Nov 11, 2014

“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” follows an actor who was once a superhero hoping to make it big again, and likewise stars Michael Keaton, who is venturing into the superhero realm again, 25 years after his titular role in 1989’s “Batman,” this time from the perspective of an actor.


Review: Reeves returns to action stardom in ‘John Wick’

By | Nov 5, 2014

Despite some campy moments, “John Wick” proves itself as a refreshing action romp.


Review: Superb acting from Gyllenhaal fuels ‘Nightcrawler’

By | Nov 5, 2014

Though its pacing occasionally falters, “Nightcrawler” soars thanks to a powerful lead performance.


Review: Tale of campus controversy assesses race issues in ‘Dear White People’

By | Nov 5, 2014

While its message is often heavy-handed, “Dear White People” finds success in it’s social commentary.