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The October Cinema Preview: Trick or Treat?

A lo at the upcoming Hollywood movies, treats … and tricks.

baby! Tina Fey and Jason Bateman are brilliant in the roles of Wendy and her brother Judd

‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Leaves a Rich (But Odd) Taste

Here’s a smart and witty film that asks: How much upper-class angst can you take?

It's a shocking moment for Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) and Ethan (Mark Duplass).

A Lot to Like in ‘The One I Love’

Nothing is what it seems in the “The One I Love,” a compelling movie about a bad relationship and good filmmaking.

September Cinema Preview

A quick sneak at what the cinematic stork is bringing in September.

‘The Giver:’ Freedom’s Just Another Word for People to Act Like Fools

In the future you’re going to be happy … and you’ll hate it!

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’: A Spicy Tale of Food and Romance

Lasse Hallstrom cos up a romantic comedy about two cultures clashing in the kitchen. Is it a full-course meal or just a lot of empty calories?

‘A Most Wanted Man’ Is a Most-Needed Kind of Movie

“A Most Wanted Man” is the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s last movie. A smart suspense thriller that keeps the audience entertained without a gunfight every few minutes.


‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: Smart Start & a Smashmouth Finish

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the second movie in this rebooted series, is much intelligent than most summer blockbusters but has the same tendency to resort to cinematic mayhem.


‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Comes to the Edge of Greatness—Sometimes, Some Days

The world’s a hot mess! Quick, someone call Tom Cruise and see if he’s busy.


Critic vs. ‘Godzilla’: Movie Leaves Reviewer Longing for More Cheese

I have met my match. Over the last few millennia I’ve managed to eke out a meager living by commenting wittily on the passing entertainment scene. Thanks to my ability to ingest the latest in artistic theses and spit out needlessly bitchy remarks, I’ve secured my place as one of the city’s cultural tastemakers. I…

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