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On the good foot

The average Hollywood biopic dramatizes struggle, inspiration, triumph, survival. What it rarely captures is sweat. "Get On Up" has the sweat. more...

Why Woody?

"Magic in the Moonlight" is the work of a man who has been making movies for so long that he appears to have forgotten why. more...

Bertolucci is back

The old master remains a master even in miniature, and "Me and You" has its swoony pleasures. more...

Life itself

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" may be why the movies were invented. more...

I love "Lucy"

Is the position of Earth's alien overlord currently open? Because I think Scarlett Johansson's gunning for the job. more...

Tale of Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman was 46 when he died, and "A Most Wanted Man" hints at the older roles he was starting to move into. more...

"Sex Tape" unwinds

I want the old, lumpy Jason Segel back. Eat, bubbe, eat. more...

Kick(start)ed to death

Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here" prompts a question: Is it possible to crowd-source a class-action suit to get our money back? more...

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