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The Imposter

Faking it so real.


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Were it not for the footage of news reports edited into the film, as well as the raft of information out there on the disappearance of 13-year-old Texan Nicholas Barclay back in 1994, you might    More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 ROBERT HAM

2 Days in New York

Empire State of relationship drama.


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It’s a disservice to judge 2 Days in New York by the same standards we would its prequel, 2007’s 2 Days in Paris. Paris saw Marion (writer-director Julie Delpy) introducing her neurotic boyfri   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Living With The Dead

In ParaNorman, Laika follows up Coraline with more supernatural angst. Only this time, it’s fun.


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Norman Babcock sees dead people. As the title portmanteau of ParaNorman—the second feature from Portland animation house Laika...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Searching for Sugar Man

Rodriguez rises from the dead, goes on tour.


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Gaining an appreciable level of success outside of one’s home country is not an unusual feat. Just ask Alela Diane, a local singer-songwriter who can fill huge theaters in France while still f   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 ROBERT HAM

The Campaign

Pressing flesh, punching babies.


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Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell have become the paunchy, awkward Wayans brothers of American comedic film, broad-stroked and choked up with cheap gags, sweaty and desperate for the audience’s   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Samurais talking...now in 3-D!


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Japanese director Takashi Miike has never met a provocation he didn’t want to amplify. Films as diverse as the terrifying Audition, the grim Ichi the Killer and the absurdist Zebraman are soaked w   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 AP KRYZA

Memory Games

If this isn’t Total Recall, then what the hell is it? An objective comparison.


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Critic’s Grade: C-SEE IT: Total Recall is rated PG-13. It opens Friday at Lloyd Center, Cedar Hills, Clackamas, Eastport, Cornelius, Oak Grove, Pioneer Place, Bridgeport, City Center, Lloyd Ma   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

The Queen of Versailles

When the 1 percent defaults.


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Meet Jackie Siegel. Half Miss Havisham, half Stifler’s mom, she presides—in a state of well-intentioned oblivion—over eight children and...   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Ruby Sparks

She is real. Her love is not.


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In this metafictional rom-com, Paul Dano plays a bestselling novelist named Calvin Weir-Fields, a onetime prodigy whose genius peaked with the epoch-defining book he published at age 19. In the    More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Extraterrestrial

Love and other aliens.


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Following up on 2007’s much-venerated, sordid metaphysical puzzle box Timecrimes, director Nacho Vigalondo again cracks the genre box wide open in Extraterrestrial.  Across all of Spain, 4-   More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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