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The Imitation Game

“The Imitation Game” is a gripping drama that doesn’t let the audience off the hook for history’s terrible treatment of Alan Turing. Continue reading

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Big Eyes

Disabuse yourself of the “automatic awards contender” notion, and simply enjoy this peppy, punchy, poignant and powerfully acted surprise from Tim Burton. Continue reading

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Get On Up

The James Brown story does everything most other musician biopics do, but none of them does it better than “Get On Up.” Continue reading

Steven Spielberg to direct M. Night Shyamalan biopic

Spielberg to direct movie on the life and career of M. Night Shyamalan. Continue reading

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Lone Survivor

Peter Berg’s appropriately harrowing, horrifying and humbling war film only goes Hollywood after running an unshakably exhausting gauntlet of authenticity. Continue reading

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Class of 1993: “This Boy’s Life”

In “This Boy’s Life,” Leonardo DiCaprio’s leading-role debut, he acts as if announcing his career’s mission statement — indicative of inevitable stardom. Continue reading

INDIANAPOLIS! Win Passes to “Hitchcock”!!

INDIANAPOLIS!! Enter to win passes to see “Hitchcock,” Thursday, Nov. 29! To enter, do the following: 1) Go to any page on The Film Yap (, read the story and leave a comment at the bottom of the page. Please … Continue reading

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The new Blu-ray is full of bonus features, but the movie remains a bit formulaic. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: The World’s Fastest Indian

“The World’s Fastest Indian” — in which Anthony Hopkins recaptured unpredictability — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Walk the Line

“Walk the Line” — a fascinating biographical love story about a tumultuous courtship — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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