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Don't Breathe - Featured

Don’t Breathe

A haunted hayride of a movie. If only it tried to stimulate our minds as much as our senses.
Lights Out - Featured

Lights Out

Yes, it has a spooky ghost and plenty of supernatural scares, but what will truly get under your skin is its focus on the darkness of our everyday lives.

Born to Be Blue - Featured

Born to Be Blue

Ethan Hawke delivers the best performance of his career in this raw and refreshing musical biopic.
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Hello, My Name is Doris

Sally Field steals the show in this sweet little indie film that exposes the raw humanity beneath its hilarity.

Harvest Lake - Featured

Harvest Lake

A fresh, surreal take on the sexually charged cabin-in-the-woods genre.
The Witch - Featured

The Witch

A nightmare from the past, a New England folktale and the first great film of 2016.

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The Choice

This kind of film is like junk food. You know it's bad, but you still find yourself savoring every disgustingly sweet moment.
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Sam’s Top 10 Films of 2015

It was an emotional year at the movies. Here are the films that strummed Sam's heartstrings.


An ornate, bittersweet slice of life that hits a few grace notes but meanders too much to reach greatness.
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The Gallows

Unfortunately, the found-footage film's gimmicky style overshadows its timely substance.

Forever Into Space

This film is like its characters — pretentious and self-congratulatory.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The banter between the heroes amid their adventures is fun and everything, but this superhero sequel only feels truly great when the villain is on screen.

Wild Card

A Jason Statham action vehicle that drives through a Paul Newman-esque character study.

Deli Man

A light, charming trifle, better suited for the Food Network than the silver screen.