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Review: “Knight of Cups”

Review: “Knight of Cups”

At what point does an auteur’s “signature style” cross over into becoming a game of directorial Mad Libs? That’s the question I wrestled with for most of...

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Review: “Embrace of the Serpent”

Review: “Embrace of the Serpent”

To be declared a “daring” film in the year of Gaspar Noé’s 3-D ejaculation and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Planet Hoth-inspired horse carcass sleeping bag...

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Review: “A War”

Review: “A War”

Curious name, “A War.” The setting of Tobias Lindholm’s miniature combat film is very specific—Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, where a group of Danish...

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Review: “Inherent Vice”

Review: “Inherent Vice”

One wonders if there was something more than tobacco in the cigarettes used to burn the cue marks into the celluloid prints that filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson specially...

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Review: “Citizenfour”

Review: “Citizenfour”

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the new documentary “Citizenfour” is that it does not require that the viewer have a positive opinion of its subject,...

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Review: “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”

Review: “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”

Just when all film animation was starting to look the same—one endless barrage of carefully focused-grouped CGI, designed to attract hoards of young American families—one...

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Review: “Whiplash”

Review: “Whiplash”

“Is perfection worth any price?” is the primary question posed by Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” the rare Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner that fully lives...

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Review: “Rage”

Review: “Rage”

No contemporary actor has been able to foster as singular a screen persona within as diverse a filmography as Nicolas Cage. Consider the variety of motion pictures...

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Review: “Visitors”

Review: “Visitors”

It should go without saying by now that when you enter a film by Godfrey Reggio, you should not expect any semblance of a traditional narrative. Like his noted “Qatsi”...

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Review: “The Act of Killing”

Review: “The Act of Killing”

Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” may be the most shocking documentary I’ve ever seen, in the way that it asks the viewer to confront evil head-on....

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