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Bears

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Coinciding with Earth Day celebrations, Disneynature sneaks in this documentary about a family of Alaskan bears teaching the young cubs important lessons for survival. Directors Alastair Fothergil  

Ernest & Célestine

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By now my well-documented aversion to animated features has been duly noted, but there’s something about this adaptation of Gabrielle Vincent’s book from directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent  

A Haunted House 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
No matter what the production listings say, A Haunted House 2 is a Marlon Wayans movie and the budding franchise will rise and fall based on the comic energy and will of Wayans, along with the aud  

Heaven Is for Real

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Randall Wallace, the writer behind Braveheart and Pearl Harbor and director of We Were Soldiers and Secretariat, goes multi-hyphenate on Heaven is for Real, the story of a father (Greg Kinnear) stru  

Joe

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Indie wunderkind director David Gordon Green (George Washington) tackles a reclamation project of sorts by casting Nicolas Cage as the titular figure, an ex-con with a righteous hot temper who bef  

Le Week-End

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
This idiosyncratic gem from last year’s Toronto International Film Festival from writer Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell (the filmmaking duo behind The Mother and Venus) felt like a ful  

Transcendence

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister (Christopher Nolan partner from Memento through The Dark Knight Rises, The Italian Job and Moneyball) takes the helm for the first time with Transcendence, a   

Under the Skin

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Fans of Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) will certainly cheer for this pairing of the maverick visionary and Scarlett Johansson that explores the arrival of an alien preying upon the underclass  

Comparing the Supreme Identities of Captain America and Jason Bourne

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There’s not a lot of critical love for the comic book genre, despite the box office status reached by mutant hordes’ and various avenging crusaders’ collective assaults.  

Breaking 'Mad'

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
It’s the beginning of the end for Don Draper, the ’60s and another quality AMC drama as Mad Men (Season Premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday) embarks on the first half of its final chapter.   

Oculus

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
With assistance from Peter Schlessel, executive producer of Evil Dead and Insidious: Chapter 2, among others, Mike Flanagan directs this creep show affair from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howar  

Particle Fever

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Mark Levinson (the writer and director of Prisoner of Time from 1993) immerses himself in the realm of science, documenting the work of a uniquely diverse collection of physicists from around the   

The Raid 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
It would be fair to say that Gareth Evans shocked the action world with his kinetic tour de force The Raid: Redemption, which sent a police officer named Rama (Iko Uwais) into an urban hell zone,   

Rio 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I have to say that I’m still mildly resistant to Hollywood animated features — and their sequels, in particular — but some part of me is willing to give this second go-around with the bird  

Filmmaker Denis Henry Hennelly Discusses Futility of Isolationism

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A certain sect living in the modern world fantasizes about living off the grid, away from the pervasiveness of technology, what we perceive to be an inorganic way of life and the pettiness of human interactions.