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Review: Warm Bodies

Reheated bodies
A zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult, who rarely has dialogue, speaking through voiceover for most of the film) eats the brains of dutiful young Perry (Dave Franco) and then creates a hostage situation cum romance with Julie (Teresa Palmer), the girl that Perry left behind.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  February 01, 2013


The Films of Pierre Étaix

Canny carnie
Pierre Étaix is a carnie. Literally: except for time spent directing five feature films in the 1960s, he's made his living in the circus.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  January 08, 2013


Review: The Impossible

In J.A. Bayona's neo-disaster-film, everything but the carnage is cheap.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  December 31, 2012


Review: Not Fade Away

Fade to Black
Can a movie be intimate and rock-and-roll at the same time?
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  January 02, 2013


David Chase's goodbye to TV

With The Sopranos , David Chase kicked off a revolution, revitalizing the hour-long serial drama, and creating a benchmark for the genre.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  December 21, 2012


Review: Hyde Park On Hudson

Lurking beneath Hyde Park on Hudson , the latest film to repurpose historical icons for Oscar-bait melodrama, is a screwball comedy trying desperately to break though.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  December 13, 2012


Review: Life of Pi

Pi Patel promises a story that will make you believe in God.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  November 23, 2012


Review: The Man With the Iron Fists

RZA's debut feature isn't just a kung-fu film, it's an abstract collection of everything he loves about the genre, from flat-voice acting to gruesome decapitations.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  November 08, 2012


Flight of fancy: Robert Zemeckis returns to ''adult'' filmmaking

Robert Zemeckis has spent the past decade directing 3D animated blockbusters ( A Christmas Carol , The Polar Express ), but he's returned to "adult" filmmaking with a vengeance.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 31, 2012


Review: Smashed

Within minutes of arriving on screen, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) drunkenly wets her bed, sloppily teaches her kindergarten class, and wraps up a night of partying by smoking crack at the local homeless hangout.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 24, 2012


Review: Keep The Lights On

Ira Sachs's picture is many things: a snapshot of gay culture at the turn of the century, a brutally personal dramatization of his relationship with author Bill Clegg, a messy look at the realities of addiction, a formally audacious work in the tradition of New York indie cinema.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 10, 2012


Affleck on 'Argo'

Ben Affleck's Argo may be a 1970s period piece, but that doesn't mean his Iran-set thriller isn't timely.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 10, 2012


Review: Won't Back Down

Daniel Barnz's picture turns the American education crisis into a dumbed-down, Capraesque crowd-pleaser, with a malicious agenda to boot.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 02, 2012


Review: Head Games

Legendary documentarian Steve James ( Hoop Dreams ) again turns his camera on the dark side of America's obsession with sports, this time looking at the rash of suicides and dementia linked to concussions.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 02, 2012


Review: Liberal Arts

Multi-hyphenate Josh Radnor (star of How I Met Your Mother ; he writes, stars, and directs here) has undeniable talent behind the camera.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 25, 2012


Review: Backwards

In the press notes, writer/lead actress Sarah Megan Thomas describes her film as "unabashedly mainstream."
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 25, 2012


Review: 10 Years

No one has had a better year than Channing Tatum.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 27, 2012


Review: Chicken with Plums

Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's new film
Many filmmakers have made the transition from animation to live-action, but Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's new film suggests they're better off going back to the drawing board.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 20, 2012


Review: Trouble with the Curve

Bad timing
Are we sure Clint Eastwood wasn't in character at the RNC?
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 20, 2012


Review: End of Watch

Self-important police drama
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña aren't exactly corrupt cops in this self-important police drama, they're just fascistic assholes.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 20, 2012
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