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4.5 yaps

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

With aggression more akin to Christopher Nolan’s Batman films than Marvel’s pop spectacle, this sequel tests Cap’s mettle & metal in mighty, entertaining ways. Continue reading

3.5 yaps

The Fifth Estate

Well-acted but ineptly plotted, this look at Julian Assange and his anti-secrecy crusade is a better idea for a movie than the one they made. Continue reading

1.5 yaps

Pain & Gain

A hard-to-watch parade of misfires, the ostensible comedy “Pain & Gain” ends up fetishizing the very warped muscle culture it set out to parody. Continue reading

2 yaps

Gangster Squad

Blunt and brisk in its own inoffensive way, “Gangster Squad” is still a piece of meathead cinema and one that’s mostly sizzle, no steak. Continue reading

3 yaps

Man on a Ledge

Wants to be a fun and zippy thriller, part heist flick and part revenge catharsis, but the moving parts fit together a little too neatly. Continue reading

4 yaps

Real Steel

Though hardly a cinematic knockout, “Real Steel” is an amusing, if overly sappy, father/son redemption story with impressively cool robots. Continue reading

4 yaps

The Adjustment Bureau

It seems free will is not so free in “The Adjustment Bureau,” a bit of trippy entertainment that makes up for its lack of thematic depth. Continue reading

4 yaps

The Adjustment Bureau

Less a rumination on free will than a potboiler with some intellectual pretensions, “The Adjustment Bureau” is a pleasant-enough middlebrow mind trip. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Hurt Locker

“The Hurt Locker” — the Zeroes’ best fictional film about the real war — continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

The Hurt Locker

“The Hurt Locker” is a tough, unsparing and brutally honest portrait of the war in Iraq. Continue reading