Boyhood

Two children and their divorced parents weather the changes of life over a 12-year period in Boyhood. Six-year-old Mason, Jr. (Ellar…

Sex Tape

A married couple worn down by years of child rearing look to rediscover the passion that once defined their relationship…

The Purge: Anarchy

Four hapless citizens try to survive a single night of government-sanctioned lawlessness in The Purge: Anarchy. In the near future, the…

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Whenever I think of “talking monkeys,” I immediately call to mind the 1995 movie The Prophecy in which Christopher Walken…

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

As humanity struggles for survival, simians take the first steps toward dominance in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.…

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Boyhood

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Two children and their divorced parents weather the changes of life over a 12-year period in Boyhood. Six-year-old Mason, Jr. (Ellar Coltrane), and his eight-year-old sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) live in a simple Texas home with their single, blue-collar mother Olivia (Patricia Arquette). She decides to move the family to Houston for a better paying job and to be closer to her…

Sex Tape

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A married couple worn down by years of child rearing look to rediscover the passion that once defined their relationship in Sex Tape. Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz), after a decade raising their two kids, find that sex has nearly vanished from their relationship. Like so many other couples, their lives are now dominated by the seemingly endless…

The Purge: Anarchy

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Four hapless citizens try to survive a single night of government-sanctioned lawlessness in The Purge: Anarchy. In the near future, the weight of a growing population threatens the stability of the United States and its capacity to provide services to its citizens. In response, its leaders approved an annual 12-hour period of complete mayhem where anything goes, including mass murder. Citizens see…

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Poster

Whenever I think of “talking monkeys,” I immediately call to mind the 1995 movie The Prophecy in which Christopher Walken and Viggo Mortensen used that term to disparagingly refer to human beings. (I often find that stupid or annoying people whom I encounter are no better than talking monkeys.) This term takes on an entirely different meaning in Dawn of…

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Poster

As humanity struggles for survival, simians take the first steps toward dominance in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It’s 10 years after mankind infected itself with a fatal virus that was initially designed as a wonder drug for…

Shovel Knight

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Games based around reliving the glorious days of eight-bit sprites and limited graphical fidelity seem to be a dime a dozen these days, thanks to the potency of the ever-growing indie market. Shovel Knight at…

Yves Saint Laurent

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A visionary fashion designer and his business-savvy lover revolutionize the fashion industry in Yves Saint Laurent. The second World War took a toll on nearly every industry. Rationing forced companies to make the most of their limited…

Life Itself

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The life of the world’s most renowned film critic is examined, dissected and celebrated in the documentary Life Itself. Roger Ebert was a legendary film critic and life commentator. He was a wordsmith extraordinaire who could turn…

Deliver Us from Evil

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Possessed individuals and their exorcisms resurface every now and then in the horror genre. For many reasons, nothing tops The Exorcist for me. It was so expertly done — even for its time — that it tapped…