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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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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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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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Animal Kingdom

Aussie director David Michod makes his arrival with one of the finest spawns of Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann or Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal gangster works. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Proposition

“The Promotion” — a marriage of Terrence Malick’s majesty and Sam Peckinpah’s macabre — continues Nick Rogers’ look back 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