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NEW TO VIEW: ‘The Loft’

A psychosexual thriller, the complete series (and bonus movie) of “Hello Ladies” and the second season of “Ray Donovan” lead this week’s new Blu-ray & DVD releases. Continue reading

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Mad Max: Fury Road

An instant classic and an unforgettable, habit-forming rush you’ll crave continuously to mainline the reason we go to movies in the first place. Continue reading

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The Gambler

The great tragedy of “The Gambler” is watching the protagonist succeed. Continue reading

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The Gunman

An ill fit for Sean Penn on fronts of art and altruism, “The Gunman” plays like something the actor, co-writer and producer probably loathes: “voluntourism.” Continue reading

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

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A Most Violent Year

There have been many pretenders to Sidney Lumet’s vacant throne. Here is a thoroughly engrossing heir — with plenty of meat on its bones and ice in its veins. Continue reading

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Class of 1985: “The Falcon and the Snowman”

Although this biopic is mostly engaging, the truth of Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee’s lives may be stranger and stronger than its historical fiction. Continue reading

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The Boy Next Door

This thriller could have been an artful tale of adultery, but it dodges moral questions and delivers pure popcorn fun. Continue reading

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Blackhat

Because we know the muscularity of which Michael Mann is capable, something so flabby feels frustrating — even as it’s bleak, brooding, beautiful and watchable. Continue reading

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Tak3n

“Tak3n” picks up where the series disappointingly left off — Liam Neeson as more badass than dadass — but at least the actor makes a go at his character again. Continue reading

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