Movie Reviews

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Entertaining ‘Hobbit’ misses spark of original trilogy

The much-anticipated second installment of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Desolation...

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Coen Brothers’ latest captures the 1960s folk music scene

In the early 1960s, New York City played host to a hugely influential folk music scene, with urban clubs in neighborhood...

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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ is a return to its classic roots

For better or worse, Disney is certainly not what it used to be. While the company canned its 2-D animation department r...

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Classic anime marks its 25th anniversary

Katsuhiro Otomo’s pivotal anime film “Akira” has reached the 25th anniversary of its release. In commemoration of ...

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Spectacular anime highlights complex themes

American television produces many works of exquisite craft but few possess any discernible personality. Our entire telev...

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‘Catching Fire’ rises to the challenge

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” did not disappoint fans when it hit the box office. Following the first Hunger Gam...

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Robert Redford shines in remarkable ‘All Is Lost’

Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, an old mariner (Robert Redford) wakes up to discover a hole in his boat. We know nothing ...

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‘12 Years a Slave’ a beautiful and disturbing masterpiece

“12 Years a Slave” has been getting a lot of Oscar vibes, and for good reason. This gripping adaptation of Solomon N...

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‘Elysium’ wastes an intriguing premise

What happens when the number of humans on earth exceeds the amount that can actually fit on the planet? What will we do ...

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Joss Whedon brings Shakespeare to the big screen

“Much Ado About Nothing” is a quick-witted, low budget, independent film based on Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Di...