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Mother's Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I feel like I might have to accept some level of responsibility for the ensemble comedy from Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman), since I, along with just about every other critic in the game, joked about his seeming desire to pander to audiences with holiday-themed rom-coms.  

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Imagine a fantastic true story that feels like it can’t be real. In 1959, toiling away at a newspaper, Ed Myers (Giovanni Ribisi) pens a letter to Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks) that gets sent by a co-worker to Havana, Cuba, where the great writer enjoys a life of unparalleled celebrity and a sense of self-satisfaction.  

Ratchet & Clank

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
This animated adventure follows the timeworn blueprint of an impending galactic threat that must be met and thwarted by a steely resistance augmented by the presence of a lowly figure and a robot ally.  

Desperation Drives ‘Green Room’

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Writer-director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) knows the simple secret for creating a down-and-dirty little indie thriller: Introduce us to smart, funny characters, but don’t feel the need to burden them with cluttered backstories.   

Elvis & Nixon

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Just in time for election season comes a film that fuses the grandeur of history with a surreal comedy scheme seemingly made for the modern era.  

Everybody Wants Some!!

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Moving on from Boyhood, filmmaker Richard Linklater follows a wayward collection of college baseball players attempting to strike a balance between freedom and responsibility at a time when their only concern would seem to be enjoying and maintaining the good-time ride they’re on.   

The Huntsman: Winter's War

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
To follow up Snow White & The Huntsman, the decision was made to delve into the complex history between the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and the evil queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron).   

A Hologram for the King

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Writer-director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) might seem to be an unlikely choice to steer this seemingly pedestrian human drama about an American businessman (Tom Hanks) on the decline who concocts a scheme to reclaim his footing by traveling to Saudi Arabia to pitch an idea to a wealthy monarch.   

Ethan Hawke Plays It Cool in ‘Born To Be Blue’

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Robert Budreau's Born to be Blue dares to blur the lines between fact and fiction, while reimagining the intimate details in the tragic life of Jazz great Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke).   

The Adderall Diaries

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Stephen Elliott (James Franco) enjoys the typical successes of a big-city writer hovering on the margins of true fame.