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  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    Get Hard, Etan Cohen's comedy about a white stockbroker who hires a black man to prepare him for a ten-year stretch in San Quentin, is like a spoon that's almost-but-not-yet sharpened into a shiv. With just a little more effort, it could kill. Jud...

  • Get Hard, Etan Cohen's comedy about a white stockbroker who hires a black man to prepare him for a ten-year stretch in San Quentin, is like a spoon that's almost-but-not-yet sharpened into a shiv. With just a little more effort, it could...

  • Forget Dracula and Freddie Kruger. In writer/director David Robert Mitchell's It Follows, the killer is as generic as death, the universal murderer. The monster can look like anyone: an old woman, a child, your mom. And instead of cackling...

  • In '71, Yann Demange tints the midnight alleys of Belfast like an Irish flag dragged through the mud: black skies, sickly green lamps, and the orange flames of torched cars. It's 1971, the height of the Troubles, and the town is hushed by...

  • 13 days ago | Film Reviews

    We're two films in to the kiddie-dystopia Divergent franchise, and it's still unclear if the sequel’s director, three screenwriters, eight producers, and especially original novelist Veronica Roth have bothered to double-check a dictionary. Diverg...

  • We're two films in to the kiddie-dystopia Divergent franchise, and Tris (Shailene Woodley) continues to flail against a post-apocalyptic city-state where all residents are divided into one of five biologically based clans: Amity,...