Posts Tagged ‘mystery’
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Cinema Blind Spots: Blue Velvet (1986)

Austin takes a look at the 1986 cult classic "Blue Velvet." Is it David Lynch's masterpiece or master failure?
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Inherent Vice

A mystery movie about a bad detective lovingly crafted by a modern master. Worth a watch, but give it space; the story is a doozy.

From left, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Marsden, Wentworth MIller, Karl Urban and Eric Stonestreet star in "The Loft," a 2015 release from Open Road Films and director Erik Van Looy.

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."
Joaquin Phoenix stars as Doc Sportello and Josh Brolin stars as Detective Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen in "Inherent Vice," a 2014 Warner Brothers release adapted from Thomas Pynchon's novel and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

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.

Ruddy Rodriguez stars in "The House at the End of Time" (2014).

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.
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The Sound and the Shadow

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

Liam Neeson stars in "A Walk Among the Tombstones" (2014).

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.
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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.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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


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

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"Haunter" is a convoluted yawn factory and an everpresent reminder that Abigail Breslin peaked at age 10.
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Two Men in Manhattan

"Two Men in Manhattan" is a masterful piece of forgotten cinema blending American noir aesthetics with French stylization.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Joss Whedon tackles iambic pentameter served under the guise of modern day aesthetics in "Much Ado About Nothing."

Now You See Me

If a trick really is something a whore does for money, "Now You See Me" is a cut-above illusion that plays fanciful, fast and loose, but more or less fair.