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  • Obvious Child (★★★)

    Does anyone else think it’s weird that for all the reputation Hollywood has of being some radical leftist cesspool, their output so often appears terrified...

  • Sex Tape (★★½)

    High concept comedies are a tricky thing to pull off. You have to make sure that you execute the concept while also making a movie...

  • Wish I Was Here (★★)

    Zach Braff’s 2004 directorial debut, Garden State revitalized the indie movement (or at least popularized it with burgeoning hipsters) and turned a sixteen year old girl...

  • Wish I Was Here (★★★½)

    As someone who absolutely loved Zach Braff‘s directorial debut Garden State when it came out a decade ago, I’ve been looking forward to another outing...

  • The Congress (★★★½)

    The blending of two worlds haven’t been this enjoyable in some time.  Director Ari Forman, who won his first Academy Award for Waltz with Bashir,...

  • Cinema Komunisto (★½)

    What’s that old show biz adage? Open with a bang? Well, Cinema Komunisto opens with a near-lethargic fizzle, pairing dated Yugoslavian footage (e.g. a bust of...

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (★★★½)

    Very few sequels outdo their predecessors.  Some will credit Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II as the greatest sequel of all-time while I find...

  • Love is Strange (★★★)

    Alfred Molina and John Lithgow, two of the most under recognized actors to grace my cinematic screen for decades, have finally teamed together in one...

  • A Long Way Down (★★)

    I remember enjoying Nick Hornby‘s novel A Long Way Down quite a bit (though it’s not his best book by any stretch) back when I...

  • Land Ho! (★★)

    Old guy comedies/road trip movies have never tickled my fancy.  Grumpy Old Men with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau is mildly amusing in its 90′s...

  • Boyhood (★★★★)

    Every once in a while, you can witness something that hits you at your very core.  I’ve felt this very few times in my film loving...

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (★★★½)

    After the surprising critical and financial success of the franchise reboot/prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes, you couldn’t be blamed for looking at...

  • Life Itself (★★★★)

    Roger Ebert meant so much to the entire film community and when it was announced that there would be a documentary about his life and...

  • Tammy (★½)

    Whatever happened to the Melissa McCarthy from Bridesmaids? You know, the Oscar nominated one who stole the show and tickled our funny bone…where has she...

  • Happy Christmas (★★★)

    It’s terrific to see filmmakers evolve in front of your eyes, especially as you see their filmmaking abilities and keen sense of moments expand from...

  • Premature (★★★)

    If ever there was a raunchy sex comedy that had something in common with the likes of Groundhog Day (or this year’s Edge of Tomorrow...

  • La Bare (★★★)

    It’s no surprise that when actors do research for a role, that it can take on a life of its own. They are a part...

  • Bound by Flesh (★★½)

    Subjected to exploitation, financial abuse and abandonment, Bound by Flesh tells the inequitable story of Violet and Daisy Hilton, perhaps the world’s most famous pair...

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (★½)

    How dare you Michael Bay?  How dare you?   I uttered that exact question to a passing critic upon walking out of the latest screening...

  • Begin Again (★★★½)

    If you’ve been waiting for another movie to come along that comes close to capturing the magic of Once, then Begin Again just might be...