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The Great Gatsby

By 5.31.13

By the standards of contemporaneity, who are we to judge this Baz movie?

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Pain & Gain

By 5.7.13

You'll find yourself laughing when you shouldn't be.

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By 4.23.13

Who knew that Pennsylvania was the second coming of Alabama and Mississippi…

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56 Up

By 4.17.13

The greatest documentary achievement in the history of film.

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By 4.16.13

Those who see this as a satire of reality TV are missing the point entirely.

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Beyond the Hills

By 4.8.13

A beautiful if harrowing film unlike any a Hollywood director would make.

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By 3.28.13

Hitchcock never ruined the last 10 minutes of his thrillers the way Chan-wook Park does here.

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Identity Thief

By 3.27.13

Progressive opinion is badly conflicted by this Melissa McCarthy vehicle.

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Life of Pi

By 2.27.13

A boy and a Bengal tiger alone on a lifeboat.

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Les Misérables

By 2.22.13

Melodrama without the intensity and humanity of Victor Hugo's original.