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Sleeping with Other People

0 Comments · Thursday, October 1, 2015
Coming on the heels of Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, writer-director Leslye Headland’s Sleeping With Other People comes across like the sly, slutty younger cousin defiantly sashaying on the other side of the street, but still clocking what’s going on in the spotlight.  

Time Out of Mind

0 Comments · Thursday, October 1, 2015
Director Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind has suffered a fate similar to its protagonist George (Richard Gere), a homeless man who, after wandering the streets, seeks refuge at a Manhattan intake center.   

Goodnight Mommy

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The screenwriting and directing duo of Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz has concocted a diabolical hybrid — a movie that taps into the current indie horror fascination with real slow-building chills, rather than a slavish adherence to the trend of the moment, found footage, which thankfully is exiting the frame, but with formal filmmaking nods to the psychology of evil that we’ve seen in the recent works of Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon, Funny Games).   

Hotel Transylvania 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
As a parent in the early 2000s, I have fond memories of Genndy Tartakovsky’s cartoons.   

The Intern

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The upscale urban chic of Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated) will be on full-display in The Intern, her latest comedy, but this time, the trick is that she’s not focusing on romantic entanglements.   

Pawn Sacrifice

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The ultimate chess match, between America’s troubled prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and the Russian champion Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), spilled over into the geopolitical realm, since the two masters faced off during the Cold War between the two global superpowers.  

The Second Mother

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Class warfare and parenting debates dominate Brazilian writer-director Anna Muylaert’s new film, The Second Mother. Val (Regina Casé), a hardworking nanny in São Paulo, laments having to leave her own daughter in a remote part of Brazil with relatives in order to make a good living.   

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Documentarian Alex Gibney (winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature with Taxi to the Dark Side) beats Danny Boyle’s narrative examination of Steve Jobs, the mercurial late CEO of Apple, to theaters, offering up what will likely be a more personal and private look at the man’s life.   

About Ray

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Ray (Elle Fanning) makes the decision to transition from female to male, causing seismic adjustments in her immediate family.   

Captive

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Kate Mara and David Oyelowo star in this crime thriller from television veteran Jerry Jameson, which is based on the true story of Ashley Smith (author of the memoir Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero).  

Everest

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Baltasar Kormákur, best known, until now, for working with Mark Wahlberg on Contraband and 2 Guns, sets a new course for himself, tackling the story of a Mount Everest climbing expedition beset by a severe snow storm.  

Grandma

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
It would be far too easy to watch Grandma, the new film from writer-director Paul Weitz (About a Boy), and assume it is just an awards season showcase for Lily Tomlin.  

Learning to Drive

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Cultures will clash in this disparate buddy dramedy about a New York writer (Patricia Clarkson) who starts driving lessons after the dissolution of her marriage and her Sikh instructor (Ben Kingsley), who happens to be dealing with marital issues of his own.  

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The next installment in the James Dashner young-adult sci-fi series takes place mere minutes after the conclusion of the first movie.   

Meru

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Mount Meru stands as a silent monolith that challenges climbers from all over the world.