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Review: Liberal Arts


Multi-hyphenate Josh Radnor (star of How I Met Your Mother ; he writes, stars, and directs here) has undeniable talent behind the camera.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 25, 2012

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Review: Backwards


In the press notes, writer/lead actress Sarah Megan Thomas describes her film as "unabashedly mainstream."
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 25, 2012

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Review: 10 Years


No one has had a better year than Channing Tatum.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 27, 2012

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Review: Chicken with Plums

Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's new film
Many filmmakers have made the transition from animation to live-action, but Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's new film suggests they're better off going back to the drawing board.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 20, 2012

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Review: Trouble with the Curve

Bad timing
Are we sure Clint Eastwood wasn't in character at the RNC?
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 20, 2012

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Review: End of Watch

Self-important police drama
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña aren't exactly corrupt cops in this self-important police drama, they're just fascistic assholes.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 20, 2012



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Review: Celeste and Jesse Forever

Lee Toland Krieger's divorce rom-com
What's social climbing Celeste (co-writer Rashida Jones) to do when her affable go-nowhere husband (Andy Samberg) starts to feel like an anchor?
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  August 29, 2012

Review: Killer Joe

Review: Killer Joe

William Friedkin adapts the play by Tracy Letts
Matthew McConaughey's comeback tour may have peaked with his title role in this Southern-fried screwball noir.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  August 09, 2012

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Review: Easy Money

Daniel Espinosa's crime thriller
Filmmaker Daniel Espinosa made quite the arrival earlier this year with the surprise smash Safe House , and now the crime thriller that got him that job has earned a stateside release.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  August 02, 2012

Review: Sacrifice

Review: Sacrifice

Historical melodrama
Adapted from a 13th-century stage play, this historical melodrama seems torn between trying to be a theatrical fable and a flashy action film.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  July 24, 2012

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Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Benh Zeitlin's folk tale
One of the most assured debuts in years, Benh Zeitlin's folk tale is a portrait of the wonder and heartbreak that comes with being too young to understand what you experience.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  July 06, 2012



Short Take: High School

Review: High School

Inane and ignorant
A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner, High School is just as inane and ignorant as the Reefer Madness -style films it aims to satirize.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  June 05, 2012

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Review: Chernobyl Diaries

Tried and true formula
More akin to a meander through a haunted house than a fulfilling feature film, the latest work from Paranormal Activity auteur Oren Peli (he produces, Bradley Parker directs) relies on his tried-and-true formula of favoring atmospheric terror over visceral scares.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 29, 2012

Review: Darling Companion

Review: Darling Companion

Pedestrian and insulting
As pedestrian as a stroll through the dog park, Lawrence Kasdan's latest (and worst) film is both insulting and inconsequential.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 15, 2012

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What to Expect When You're Expecting

Expect a lot of silliness
What should you expect from Hollywood's latest ensemble adaptation of a self-help book? In short, a lot of beautiful starlets — Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, and Anna Kendrick among them — joking about farting, circumcision, unintentional urination, and any other bodily functions that can be "milked" for a laugh.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 17, 2012
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