EYE IN THE SKY

Not every movie contains a moment that deserves to be called priceless, but Gavin Hood’s “Eye in the Sky” has a great one. It comes well into the drama, which focuses on several sets of military and government personnel trying to decide whether to launch a drone strike that will almost certainly result in civilian ...

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Action

THE LAST HEIST

A warning for fans of punk rocker-turned-actorHenry Rollins: Black Flag’s former lead singer doesn’t have much screen time in “The Last Heist,” a dinky ...

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Adventure

FINDING DORY

A popular topic that has been bobbing about the internet these days: Will the summer of Hollywood’s sequel and prequ...

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Animation

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE

I am a grown woman who has played a Facebook version of Angry Birds since its inception. Judge me if you must, but s...

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Comedy

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    In his best performances, Lou Diamond Phillipsconveys a low-simmering anger just below the surface. His winning smile conceals...

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  • The Nice Guys

    There’s a scene midway through Shane Black’s fun “The Nice Guys” in which Ryan Gosling’s truly mediocre private investigator h...

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  • Pompeii

    This is a surprisingly old-fashioned disaster movie. In point of fact its old-fashioned-ness is really the only surprising thing about this eye-popping 3D spectacle, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, an adept handler of eye-popping 3D spectacle, as anyone familiar wit...

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  • It’s a Disaster

    Seven friends and one newcomer gather for a Sunday “couples brunch.” Because most of them have known one another for years, and because they are fairly petty and duplicitous, they embed covert barbs and hidden agendas in almost everything they say and do. Conversati...

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  • CONTAGION

    A black screen. The sound of a harsh cough. We are already alert when, soon after, we see a bartender pick up a customer’s coin and then punch numbers into a cash register. Germs, we’re thinking. “Contagion” is a realistic, unsensational film...

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  • EYE IN THE SKY

    Not every movie contains a moment that deserves to be called priceless, but Gavin Hood’s “Eye in the Sky” has a great one. It comes well into the drama, which focuses on several sets of military and government personnel trying to decide whether to launch a drone str...

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  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    There is no doubt that Tina Fey has enriched our lives. She wrote Lindsay Lohan’s last watchable (and best) star vehicle, 2004’s “Mean Girls.” Her Liz Lemon on the sitcom “30 Rock” gave us the perfect upgrade on swear-word substitutes with “Blerg!” Her scathingly br...

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  • A War

    This Danish movie opens with a scene of high tension that soon situates the viewer exactly where he or she would never want to be. In Afghanistan, a group of Danish peacekeepers is scouring a patch of barren land, walking in a narrow, evenly-spaced line. The better ...

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