Boyhood

Boyhood

Richard Linklater's remarkable film illustrates a childhood over 12 years of captured moments

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Get On Up

Chadwick Boseman finds the sweet spots in this jumbled presentation of Lifetime movie, comedy and musical numbers
Tate Taylor's bio-pic Get On Up tracks James Brown's life, from an impoverished youth in Jim Crow Georgia to fame and fortune as the Godfather of Soul.

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I, Origins

This thriller asks: What if an eyeball held deep secrets about life?
You've waited for it, and here it is: a biometric, metaphysical, faith-vs.-fact thriller starring eyeballs!

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Lucy

A woman operating with a fully engaged brain takes on drug lords in this action thriller
Learned professor Morgan Freeman explains that there is a huge part of the brain that humans are not using — perhaps best evidenced by the junky cinematic fare we thoughtlessly shovel in there.

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A Summer's Tale

Eric Rohmer's 1996 film about young people on holiday
There's something about everyday life in France that makes for compelling cinema.

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A Most-Wanted Man

This contemporary spy thriller paints a downbeat portrait of toiling in the shadows
The end of the Cold War was a disaster for the spy genre. But adapt we must, and the international-intrigue entertainment complex has stumbled, with varying success, into the post-9/11 realm, where the enemy is more ill-defined.

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The Dance of Reality

A surreal autobiographical tale from idiosyncratic Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky
Alejandro Jodorowsky, the filmmaker who made cult classics El Topo (1970) and The Holy Mountain (1973), returns with a new film, The Dance of Reality, an autobiographical fable about his youth in a small Chilean village.

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And So It Goes

A tepid, predictable rom-com that doesn't make much effort
Here's a film that seemed to give up caring — from its meaningless title right through to its inevitable "storybook" resolution.

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The Purge: Anarchy

It's broader and marginally deeper than its predecssor, but still pretty junky
It's 2023, and it's "Purge Night," the annual evening during which murder is legal and even encouraged.

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Sex Tape

Not funny or sexy; just a waste of actors and iPads
To spice up their sex lives, a married couple (and parents to two movie-moppets) makes a sex tape.

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Wish I Was Here

Moderately amusing dramedy about domestic problems, with a drizzle of quirk
In this dramedy from Zach Braff, Aidan Bloom (Braff) is a thirtysomething facing assorted crises: He has no luck finding acting jobs; his father (Mandy Patinkin) is dying; his wife (Kate Hudson) is fed up; and the kids are tossed out of yeshiva for lack of funds. Oh, and his weirdo brother (Josh Gad) is dating a furry.

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