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Class of 1994: “Reality Bites”

Formless and fuzzy, “Reality Bites” is a film whose legacy as an encapsulation of an ethos and an era has little to do with the film itself. Continue reading

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The Adjustment Bureau

It seems free will is not so free in “The Adjustment Bureau,” a bit of trippy entertainment that makes up for its lack of thematic depth. Continue reading

Video extras: The Good, the Bad and the Chintzy

In this week’s show, Joe and Chris yap about video extras — why some are so sublime, and others suck so hard. Continue reading

Coming to DVD Oct. 20

On DVD this week: a little movie called “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and its great big star Optimus Prime. Also – Michelle Pfeiffer in “Cheri.” Continue reading

Coming to DVD Oct. 13

Sam Raimi goes to “Hell,” Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds go to Alaska in “The Proposal” and Will Ferrell goes to the “Land of the Lost” all on DVD this week. Continue reading


This thriller starring Nicolas Cage slowly ramps up the tension and the stakes, finally morphing into a full-blown disaster epic. Continue reading

The Betrayed

This low-budget psychological thriller slowly mounts the tension without relying on cheap gross-out tricks. Continue reading

Waltz with Bashir

Not only one of 2008’s finest films, “Waltz with Bashir” represents a cinematic watershed in the use of animation to tell grown-up stories. Continue reading

Gran Torino

“Gran Torino” is Clint Eastwood’s attempt to put his Dirty Harry character out to pasture, permanently. Continue reading


“Defiance” offers a refreshing take on the cinematic cliches of the Jewish genocide of World War II. Continue reading

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