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Quick Takes: Jan. 30

Nick Rogers offers some quick takes on a trio of new movies that opened this weekend — “The Loft,” “Black or White” and “Project Almanac.” Continue reading

4.5 yaps

Inherent Vice

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s witty, wise and ambitious film falls just shy of stoned immaculate, but comes awfully, and entertainingly, close. Continue reading

4 yaps

The House at the End of Time

“The House at the End of Time” is an entertaining and suspenseful puzzle whose pieces don’t match the formulaic horror film pictured on the box. Continue reading

4 yaps

The Sound and the Shadow

A frequently-engaging mystery full of lighthearted whimsy, “The Sound and the Shadow” is a movie worth your time. Continue reading

3.5 yaps

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Liam Neeson takes “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” an interesting detour in his career as an action hero that is more suspenseful than savage. Continue reading

1.5 yaps

Rosemary’s Baby

NBC’s remake of Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” feels more like a cheesy Lifetime movie with an inflated budget than a serious horror film. Continue reading

3 yaps

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Kenneth Branagh and company take a swing at Tom Clancy’s famous CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, with rather lackluster results. Continue reading

2 yaps

Sabotage

A cacophonous, purposeless mishmash of mayhem and murder whose stink nestles in the nostrils while asking far too much of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Continue reading

1.5 yaps

Haunter

“Haunter” is a convoluted yawn factory and an everpresent reminder that Abigail Breslin peaked at age 10. Continue reading

4 yaps

Two Men in Manhattan

“Two Men in Manhattan” is a masterful piece of forgotten cinema blending American noir aesthetics with French stylization. Continue reading

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