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The Bourne Legacy (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 08 August 2012 15:56

film bourne-legacy_75Whereas Jason Bourne was practically emotionless, Aaron Cross has a macabre sense of humor that makes him feel more like a real person.

 

Farewell, My Queen (Cohen Media Group, R)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 08 August 2012 14:28

film farewell-queen_75Watching Farewell, My Queen is like being a spy in the house of history—in this case, the house is Versailles and the date is July 14, 1789.

   

Elena (Zeitgeist Films, NR)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 08 August 2012 14:25

film elena_75Elena’s trip, from the luxurious flat she shares with Vladimir to the crowded apartment where her son and his family live, sums up the stark contrasts of post-Soviet Russia.

 

 

Hope Springs (Columbia Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Adrienne Jones Wednesday, 08 August 2012 14:20

film hope-springs_75The meat of this movie is the counseling, and because of it, there are moments that are hard to watch.

   

Ruby Sparks (Fox Searchlight Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 03 August 2012 16:21

rubysparks sqI’ve come to respect the way it successfully comments on the whole manic pixie dream girl persona, while still having something bigger and more useful to say.

 

Total Recall (Columbia Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Sean Lass Friday, 03 August 2012 16:07

total sqWhen you remove blood from the action, you also remove stakes, and when you remove stakes, you remove tension—and when you remove tension, no one gives a shit.

   

Dark Horse (Vitagraph Film/Brainstorm Media, NR)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:29

darkhorse sqI don’t mean that he’s gone too far into being potentially offensive, but rather that he seems to have forgotten how to ground his unlikeable characters while making them memorable and interesting.

 

The Watch (Twentieth Century Fox, R)

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Written by Sean Lass Friday, 27 July 2012 10:55

thewatch 75I really like the aliens in The Watch. They look creepy, and slimy, and legitimately intimidating.

   

Trishna (IFC Films, R)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Friday, 27 July 2012 10:48

trishna 75Trishna begins as a very slow and seemingly unfocused film, but Michael Winterbottom manages to make a sharp left turn in the second half, going from a contemplative travelogue to an impassioned drama.

 

The Detective’s Lover (Running Wild, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 27 July 2012 10:41

det lover_75This is an enjoyable film that was clearly made on a micro budget and that, for the most part, makes the most of its resources.

   

The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 20 July 2012 10:53

dkrises sqNolan’s Gotham City has always been a particularly dark one, but here it dances around violence and death without ever really showing it.

 

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 20 July 2012 10:43

beasts sqSome movies are good for realistically depicting the world we live in; others are good for creating a world of their own. Beasts of the Southern Wild is the rare movie that does both things: It shows us our world, but in a fresh light.

   

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (First Run Features, NR)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:12

pinkribsincThe terminology used by Komen and its ilk is not only disingenuous, it’s offensive.

 

Natural Selection (The Cinema Guild, R)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Tuesday, 10 July 2012 20:37

natlselec sqThe quiet scenes between Raymond and Linda are pure poetry and a fantastic course on subtle writing.

   

Take This Waltz (Magnolia Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 10 July 2012 20:23

takethis sqDid I mention how much I didn’t like all the characters in this film?

 

To Rome with Love (Sony Pictures Classics, R)

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Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 05 July 2012 17:41

torome sqThe characters talk about the same issues in the same way they have for the last four decades.

   

Savages (Universal Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 05 July 2012 17:32

savages sqI spent most of this movie hoping it would end like Hamlet does.

 

Turn Me On, Dammit! (New Yorker Films, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 05 July 2012 10:40

turnmeon 75This seems to be the summer for smart foreign films that pump new life into seemingly moribund American genres.

   

The Amazing Spider-Man (Columbia Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Sean Lass Tuesday, 03 July 2012 16:47

spider-man2I’m sick of movies that exist to set up franchises.

 

Ted (Universal, R)

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:29

I know it’s a cliché to write “I laughed! I cried!” but I feel almost obligated to say those words because I totally did both of those things.

 

   

Your Sister’s Sister (IFC Films, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 28 June 2012 21:34

film your-sisters-sister_75Hopefully you won’t be bothered by why everyone in the world of movies owns a nice, solitary cabin on an island that can be used as needed, regardless their income.

 

 

Magic Mike (Warner Bros. Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 28 June 2012 21:29

film magic-mike-75Yes, this film features someone who looks like Ron Perlman as a stripper.

   

A Cat in Paris (GKIDS, PG)

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 28 June 2012 00:00

What do an innocent, heartbroken young girl and a jewel thief have in common? Would you believe a cat?

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (20th Century Fox, R)

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Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:37

alincoln sqI kept finding small things to enjoy, but none of them actually added up to much.

   

Brave (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, PG)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:26

220px-Brave Soundtrack Cover

The reason for Brave’s PG rating? It’s actually weirdly scary.

 

Safety Not Guaranteed (Film District, R)

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Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:16

safetynot sqIt’s rare to find a film that tears through my critic’s cynicism and gives me more than I’d ever hoped for.

   

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (Focus Features, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 21 June 2012 21:51

seekingfriend sqThe end-of-the-world scenario is far from fully realized, everything is either predictable or entirely unbelievable (or both), and, on the whole, the film tries too hard to be cutesy and likeable and twee.

 

I Wish (Magnolia Pictures, PG)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 20 June 2012 21:37

 

film I-Wish_75I like a good coming-of-age movie as much as just about anyone, but there isn’t really anything here to elevate the material above the tropes of the genre.

   

Polisse (Sundance Selects, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:41

polisse sqIn appearance, this is a deliberately ugly film, the shaky cinematography and apparent reliance on natural light outdoors suggesting television footage shot none too expertly.

 

Rock of Ages (Warner Bros. Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:30

rockofages sqThe director, who may have never seen a movie besides his own, can’t quite decide what tone he would like the movie to take.

   

Prometheus (20th Century Fox, R)

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Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 07 June 2012 07:42

prometheus-movie-poster-by-midnight-marauder-3-150x150The film suffers from what I’m going to call The George Lucas Effect.

 

Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 07 June 2012 07:29

moonrise kingdom001-75x75Its premise is an Anderson fan’s wet dream.

   

Surviving Progress (First Run Features, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 07 June 2012 07:20

surviving 76These talking heads love to speak in metaphors, anecdotes, and grand generalities while carefully avoiding constructing any kind of a useful argument.

 

The Intouchables (Dimension Films, R)

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Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 31 May 2012 18:21

film intouchables 75Is it OK to laugh at a handicapped person falling over if the handicapped person thinks it’s funny, too? (Yes.)

   

Snow White and the Huntsman (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:43

film huntsman 75The dwarves provide needed comic relief while still working as tough guys whose bad sides you’d want to avoid.

 

Monsieur Lazhar (Music Box Films, PG-13)

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Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:37

lazar sqThe French-speaking world in particular seems to have a knack for producing school films that create power by trusting the inherent dramatic possibilities in any classroom.

   

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