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3.5 yaps

Class of 1985: “The Falcon and the Snowman”

Although this biopic is mostly engaging, the truth of Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee’s lives may be stranger and stronger than its historical fiction. Continue reading

4.5 yaps

Inherent Vice

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s witty, wise and ambitious film falls just shy of stoned immaculate, but comes awfully, and entertainingly, close. Continue reading

5 yaps

Super 8

A throwback with all the makings of a modern-day classic, “Super 8″ is a must-see. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Undercover Brother

“Undercover Brother” — better as a blaxploitation spoof than as silly-spy shtick — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Remember the Titans

“Remember the Titans” — a smart, stirring sports film with only one hokey Hail Mary — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

4.5 yaps

Cemetery Junction

It didn’t play in America but this coming-of-age film really should have. It’s probably because of those unknowns like Ralph Fiennes and Ricky Gervais. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Frost/Nixon

“Frost/Nixon” — a piece of history repurposed as commentary on TV’s power — continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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The Box

“The Box” wants to be a morality play but can’t seem to squeak past pedestrian paranoid conspiracy thriller. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Bank Job

“The Bank Job” — an indictment of British impropriety packed with powder-keg energy — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

This comedy continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best movies of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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