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Movie Reviews Archive

October 3, 2011
The End Is Here

Rich emotional detailing sets Take Shelter apart from the easy familiarity of apocalypto-porn.

September 26, 2011

Brad Pitt is the MVP of stats-drama Moneyball; Weekend hits home.

September 19, 2011
Bleed Racer

Drivedoesn’t go anywhere, despite Gosling and gore. Plus: Hollywood’s greatest (flawed) new female auteur.

August 8, 2011
When Humans Fight Back

Cowboys & Aliens and Attack the Block are both bubblegum fun. But only one feels like it has a soul.

August 1, 2011
Down the Escape Hatch

In Miranda July’s The Future, never mind the defeated protagonists—even the cat’s a little fatalistic.

July 18, 2011
Last Stop on the Hogwarts Express

Does the final Harry Potter cast a spell? Plus: Errol Morris’s juicy Tabloid.

July 11, 2011
Quiet Without Desperation

Larry Crowne takes a warm look at cold commerce. Plus: the power of Project Nim.

June 13, 2011
A Really Close Encounter

Super 8 flagrantly cribs from the man who invented the summer blockbuster.

June 6, 2011
A Nuttier Tree of Life

The wonderful Beginners looks at love, family, and the awkward spots where they collide.

May 30, 2011
2011: A Director’s Odyssey

Terrence Malick’s overblown, goofy, slightly ridiculous The Tree of Life should be seen immediately.