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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Heartwarming, funny and not too challenging, “Walter Mitty” should find a second life on video. Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

This funny/sad adaptation of the James Thurber story doesn’t aim very high, but it delivers a heartwarming message and a good time. Continue reading

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Class of 1993: “Carlito’s Way”

With unexpected humanism and a dynamic Al Pacino performance, “Carlito’s Way” remains the best film of Brian De Palma’s compelling, often confounding, career. Continue reading

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Gangster Squad

Blunt and brisk in its own inoffensive way, “Gangster Squad” is still a piece of meathead cinema and one that’s mostly sizzle, no steak. Continue reading

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Bad Boys (1983)

This largely forgotten but seminal 1983 prisoner drama launched Sean Penn’s career as a serious actor. Continue reading

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The Tree of Life

Malick returns with the best film of his career, a personal and spiritual work of beauty. Continue reading

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Fair Game

The latest Iraq related movie has flaws, but has plenty of payoffs. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Pledge

“The Pledge” — Sean Penn’s brutal, draining 2001 whodunit — continues Nick Rogers’ look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Mystic River

“Mystic River” — Clint Eastwood’s moody, evocative 2003 masterpiece — continues Nick Rogers’ look at the 365 best films from 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Milk

“Milk” — which chronicles the slow, painful birth of minority representation — continues Nick Rogers’ look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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