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"Unbroken" an astounding story of human endurance that has been brought a little too safely to the screen. more...

Fangs for everything

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a self-described "Iranian vampire spaghetti western" and a spooky midnight treat. more...

We "won".

"The Interview" is exactly as dopey and inconsequential as expected. more...

Once upon a rhyme

Surprise! Rob Marshall didn't destroy Sondheim's "Into the Woods". more...

A waif from her

"Big Eyes" may nt be Tim Burton's absolute worst movie (we'll always have "Planet of the Apes"), but it's close. more...

Make it stop

By the end of the clanging, overcrowded bore that is "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," audiences may never again want to lay eyes on a Dwarf, Elf, Orc, Hobbit, or other tax-paying citizen of Middle-earth. more...

Intelligence test

"The Imitation Game" is ripping old-school Oscar bait, and if it sends moviegoers off to check the facts, all the better. more...

King of cartoons

"The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness" is an overlong but fascinating documentary about animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. more...

Reese's piece

"The Wild" opens with the cheerful sight of Reese Witherspoon pulling her own toenail off. Begone, you lily-livered armchair hikers! This movie has blisters. more...

Science! Um, no.

Eddie Redmayne is mesmerizing in "The Theory of Everything," but Felicity Jones is just as good in the subtler, less-showy role. more...

Keaton in clover

"Birdman" is a dazzling backstage middle-aged male freakout comedy-drama and, as such, possibly a guy's answer to the anxieties of "All About Eve". more...

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