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4.5 yaps

The Theory of Everything

Bob Bloom says “The Theory of Everything” is an exceptional feel-good biopic but needs a larger dose of humanity. Continue reading

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4 yaps

Rosewater

This true story of a journalist arrested by the Iranian regime is a solid, if a bit over-earnest, debut for writer/director Jon Stewart. Continue reading

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3.5 yaps

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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5 yaps

Whiplash

A bravura tale of antagonism and ambition, “Whiplash” dares to ask prickly questions about what it takes to be a great artist, or a great anything. Continue reading

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3 yaps

Big Hero 6

A gentle tale of a boy and his robot that morphs into a superhero story, “Big Hero 6″ is a schizophrenic flick that treats secondary characters like add-ons. Continue reading

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4 yaps

Interstellar

“Interstellar” never failed to engage me, but it also never fully satisfied me, either. The film’s sheer grandiosity underscores its plot shortcomings. Continue reading

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4.5 yaps

Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal exudes scary magnetism in this slice of mean streets life worthy of comparison to Martin Scorsese’s early films. Continue reading

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2 yaps

Before I Go To Sleep

The story of an amnesiac that borrows heavily from “Memento,” “Before I Go To Sleep” is destined to be a movie I completely forget about. Continue reading

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2.5 yaps

Saw: 10th-Anniversary Re-Release

Ten years later, “Saw’s” big reveal still generates more laughter than armrest-gripping tension, but it looks comparatively classic next to its silly sequels. Continue reading

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4 yaps

Child of God

A darkly compelling adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s third novel and a successful outing for writer / director James Franco. Continue reading

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