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Largely lost during the '90s' lap of luxury, John Carpenter's horror parable for a world whittling away until *you* are an abnormality hits close to home today.
Career-best work by Ryan Reynolds & Ben Mendelsohn carries an unhurried, empathetic gambling drama that stays at the table a bit too long to achieve greatness.
Though far from flawless as a comedy, Martin Scorsese’s use of the form as catharsis to shake off his setbacks makes "After Hours" its own sort of masterpiece.
Although cartoonish qualities sometimes belie its confidence, “The Walk” stands solidly on its own as a thoughtful, crowd-pleasing complement to “Man on Wire.”
“The Green Inferno” is both a furious, full-stop cannibal horror show and a way for director Eli Roth to ferociously gnaw at meat on the bones he has to pick.
A technically magnificent, frighteningly immersive and solidly acted drama about the irresistible force of commerce meeting Mother Nature's immovable object.
Jesse Eisenberg makes a credibly, and unexpectedly, badass action hero. But "American Ultra" tops out at modest velocity straight down the middle of the road.
The movie doesn't feel phony, but it beats an unexpected retreat to safety — a solace far beyond the gaze of the greatness “Compton” gives you at the outset.