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The turbulent and tragic life and death of soul singer Amy Winehouse is laid bare with shocking clarity in "Amy," a new documentary biopic directed by Asif Kapadia.
Texas is a big state. By the time the credits roll on "Hot Pursuit," you'll feel like you've crossed it by car and taken the scenic route.
A cacophonous, purposeless mishmash of mayhem and murder whose stink nestles in the nostrils while asking far too much of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A dishonest character choice sets "Scarface" back, but it's still a bleakly funny, compulsively watchable template for the criminal deconstruction of the American Dream.
With unexpected humanism and a dynamic Al Pacino performance, "Carlito's Way" remains the best film of Brian De Palma's compelling, often confounding, career.
The Rock serves up some vigilante justice in "Snitch." Unfortunately, the schizophrenic plot muddles any and all potential for social commentary.
"Hermano" is a heartfelt and brutal tale of brotherhood set in the eclectic barrios of Venezuela.
Timothy Dalton didn't have much time to probe 007's psyche. But the small things add up to a bigger accomplishment than is usually acknowledged.
Roger Moore would have higher highs and lower lows. Still, "Live and Let Die" is a fine introduction to a 007 more prone to crack wise than crack heads.
A modern day "Romeo & Juliet" tale as told by Oliver Stone, "Savages" is every bit as violent as it is mediocre.
Channing Tatum is an unexpected riot. The script has some fun, winking touches. The film is brazen, brash and blustery. Too bad it's not more of a blast.
Far less ambitious and audacious than it thinks it is, "Project X" is the sort of party where there's too much booting and not enough rallying.
This unexpectedly shrewd and efficient, if imperfect, Murphy's Law thriller is probably as close to that "Italian Job" sequel as Mark Wahlberg will ever get.
"The Guard" never lives up to its potential and lives audiences wanting more. Much, much more.