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Movie Review: Point and Shoot

An American in Libya, with a gun in one hand and a camera in the other.


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In this age of narcissism, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better subject than Matthew VanDyke.  With no filmmaking experience and limited knowledge of the region, the sheltered Baltim   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 RUTH BROWN

The Interview

A better tiger scene than The Hangover!


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Some people take a strong dislike to Katy Perry. There are a variety of stupid reasons for this, and it’s mostly pointless to argue with anyone who believes such a perspective indicates you’   More
 
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Best of the Screen

2014 Movie Superlatives.


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We love top-10 lists as much as the next schmuck. But there’s a lot they may have trouble capturing—the tiny but brilliant cameos, the grossest gags, the ways in which Clint Eastwood and Cam   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Staff

Uphill Battle

A heap of holiday releases, reviewed.


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The holidays can be rough—especially if you’re one of the heroes in this year’s Christmas Day releases. These poor souls endure untold abuses: domineering spouses, police interrogations, wit   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: The Year In Beer (Theaters)

Top moments at indie movie houses.


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It’s been a lousy year for multiplexes. Ticket sales are down. On-demand services are on the rise. Mark Wahlberg wants to make more Transformers movies—and be a cop. Annie was leaked, mean   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Free Spirit of ’77

Author larry colton on the bizarre Blazers documentary Fast Break.


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Most sports documentaries focus on athletes in action. Very few feature cartoon butterflies. Even fewer have sitar music. And only one boasts an NBA All-Star on a berry-picking bike odyssey   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AP KRYZA

Annie

’Stead of treated, we get tricked.


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Rebooting a franchise can shed new light on a story. Take Annie: In director Will Gluck’s version, the plucky, white orphan is now a plucky, African-American foster kid, played by 10-year-old    More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Foxcatcher

World’s worst boss.


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If Michael Scott had been born disgustingly rich, with a crooked beak for a nose, he would’ve been John du Pont. A lot has been made of Steve Carell’s dark turn as the heir to one of the gra   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Mother of the Year

The Babadook transcends horror tropes with genuine emotion.


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Dressed in a flowing trench coat and tattered black hat, the apparition in the superb Aussie creeper The Babadook immediately lodges itself in your nightmares. First glimpsed in a Edward Gorey-e   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

Top Five: Movie Review

Chris Rock makes a true Chris Rock joint.


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Chris Rock took way too long to play himself in a movie. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say he took far too long to make a movie that sounds like he does. That’s the immediate thing to    More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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