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  • 5 days ago | Film Reviews

    World cinema may have no better builder of delightful scenes than Roy Andersson, the deadpan Swedish existentialist. Each shot in an Andersson film is part diorama, part theatrical performance, part moviemaking the way Thomas Edison did it: Build ...

  • David Thorpe's breezy, insightful doc answers its title's question before it's even begun. Thorpe, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, reads the names of the film's production companies before the opening credits, and there's little doubt about it -- he...

  • World cinema may have no better builder of delightful scenes than Roy Andersson, the deadpan Swedish existentialist. Each shot in an Andersson film is part diorama, part theatrical performance, part moviemaking the way Thomas Edison did it: Build...

  • 19 days ago | Film Reviews

    It's heartbreaking that, in his last dramatic film, Robin Williams plays depressed and repressed, burdened by secrets, a man incapable of connecting. In Boulevard, Williams invests himself in the role of a closeted Nashville bank manager married t...

  • 19 days ago | Film Reviews

    If you were to hear there's a new street-crime revenge thriller that pairs a grown-up recent Oscar nominee/beloved TV star with Jennifer Lopez, you would probably respond, "This must be January" and "Even if it's terrible, that movie will make ser...

  • 19 days ago | Film Reviews

    We may not need another hero, but true believers don't need to shrink-ray their expectations. Ant-Man is the first Marvel film — and the first of this summer's pixels-go-kablooey time-wasters — to get better as it goes. The filmmakers save their b...

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