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Review: Everyday humanity explored in “Two Days, One Night”

By | Feb 12, 2015

Emphasized by a spectacular performance from Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night” examines the boundaries of human empathy.


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: Empowering film breaks cultural norms

By | Nov 4, 2013

“Wadjda,” the first film completely shot in Saudi Arabia, tells the story of a girl defying gender-norms in conservative Saudi Arabia.


Review: Shockingly violent film boringly explores drug world

By | Oct 30, 2013

“The Counselor,” a film written by Cormac McCarthy, fails to live up to the author’s previous hit, “No Country for Old Men.”


Review: Gandolfini shines in final film foray

By | Oct 23, 2013

The recently deceased James Gandolfini was probably best known for his dramatic role in “The Sopranos,” but his comedy work in films like “In the Loop” was arguably just as good.


Review: Suspense sails strong in emotional epic

By | Oct 22, 2013

In making “Captain Phillips,” based on the pirate hijacking of an American freighter ship in 2009, Director Paul Greengrass faced the uphill battle of creating a thrilling and suspenseful-enough film to engage an audience that already knows the ending.


Review: Thriller blasts off with outstanding cast

By | Oct 9, 2013

“Gravity” gives spectacular visuals and equally impressive performances.


Review: Love endures in artistic documentary

By | Oct 2, 2013

Director Zachary Heinzerling’s documentary, “Cutie and The Boxer,” explores the relationship of Ushio Shinohara, boxing painter, and his wife, Noriko.


Review: Suspenseful drama arrests audiences

By | Sep 25, 2013

In intense thriller “Prisoners,” Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman give some of the best performances of their careers.


Review: Austen romance struggles in rom-com

By | Sep 25, 2013

“Austenland” lacks the character depth and romance the real author was known for.


Review: Comedic cast creates compelling film

By | Sep 18, 2013

“In a World…” humorously explores the world of voice acting.