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The Rover

Australian writer/director David Michôd’s sophomore effort suffers from occasional dry spells. Continue reading

Guy, Interrupted

After films like “L.A. Confidential” and “Memento,” Guy Pearce seemed on the path to A-list stardom. How did he get lost along the way? Continue reading

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Iron Man 3

After three solo outings and an Avengers tie-in, Iron Man is showing lots of rust. Continue reading

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Iron Man 3

Over time, superhero mythology gets junked up with tertiary characters and subplots. “Iron Man 3″ has taken this hardware as far as it can go. Continue reading

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Prometheus

A narrative mess, “Prometheus” is nonetheless a worthy cinematic experience, a potpourri of Ridley Scott’s flair for sumptuous visuals and sly, creepy mood-building. Continue reading

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Lockout

Taken on terms of arrested-adolescence action movies, “Lockout” finds itself in pass-fail territory. Consider it a success by way of social promotion. Continue reading

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Mildred Pierce

James M. Cain’s cautionary tale of pride and motherhood gets the star treatment from director Todd Haynes, a formidable Kate Winslet and an accomplished cast. Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Piecemeal treats are fun here, but never add up to a cumulative chill. Honestly, the most frightening things it has to offer are end credits with Comic Sans. Continue reading

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The King’s Speech

From the school of Inspiring Historical Stories, “The King’s Speech” makes up for a lack of novelty by executing this type of film about as well as can be done. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Traitor

“Traitor” — combining the “Bourne” films’ geopolitical savvy with “24’s” adrenaline — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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