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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Although it runs over a few cobblestone potholes, this ‘Game’ is afoot and affecting thanks to rougher narrative choices and taking crucial chances that pay off. Continue reading

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Bored to Death Season One

Titles like this makes it too easy for critics. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Pride & Glory

“Pride & Glory” — which found plenty of meat in the gristly bad-cop genre — continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Pledge

“The Pledge” — Sean Penn’s brutal, draining 2001 whodunit — continues Nick Rogers’ look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Memento

“Memento” — an eminently re-watchable movie about a man with no memory — continues Nick Rogers’ look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” — a zippy modern-noir action-comedy — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Inside Man

“Inside Man” — an intelligent, invigoratingly airtight caper — continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Gone, Baby, Gone

“Gone Baby Gone” — Ben Affleck’s violent, arrow-pierced valentine to Boston — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

3.5 yaps

Sherlock Holmes

The other Christmas blockbuster couldn’t hope to keep up with that “Dances with Smurfs” movie, but “Holmes” holds its own as a throwaway good time. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Brick

“Brick” — Rian Johnson’s slang-heavy noir potboiler — continues Nick Rogers’ look at the best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading