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Class of 1984: “Once Upon a Time in America”

In its proper form, Sergio Leone’s magnum opus becomes a masterpiece of haunting introspection, temporal misdirection, potent symbolism and unremitting power. Continue reading

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Big Eyes

Disabuse yourself of the “automatic awards contender” notion, and simply enjoy this peppy, punchy, poignant and powerfully acted surprise from Tim Burton. Continue reading

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Annie (2014)

“Never slow your roll,” Annie is told in this modern-day update. Here’s hoping Quvenzhané Wallis heeds the advice, too. She’s all that treats instead of tricks. Continue reading

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Class of 1984: “Supergirl”

With catastrophe rotting the marrow of its bones, “Supergirl” exemplifies why we should be OK with waiting to ensure we get a great female superhero movie. Continue reading

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Dumb and Dumber To

Although it’s hardly a personal record for anyone involved, “Dumb and Dumber To” shows that sporadic and unsteady can still finish the race, too. Continue reading

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Class of 1984: “The Terminator”

Even flying by the seat of his skinflint pants, James Cameron created a classic — one so embedded in our culture it feels like we’ve had it more than 30 years. Continue reading

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John Wick

“John Wick” holds no candle to Keanu Reeves’ holy trinity of action films, but it should count as time off for good behavior from his stint in movie jail. Continue reading

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Dracula Untold

Dracula is recast as a prefab straight-arrow hero. In other, stranger words you wouldn’t think could possibly be strung together, a safer, cuddlier Dracula. Continue reading

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Class of 1994: “Léon”

More like a journey than just a joy-buzzer jolt of action, “Léon” is the movie people mean whey they rave about “The Professional.” Continue reading

Summer Yappies 2014

Joe Shearer, Nick Rogers and Christopher Lloyd reveal and debate the winners of the 2014 Summer Yappies Awards! Continue reading

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