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By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dennis Haysbert shows you what’s wrong with Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children” right down to its covertly smarmy core – he and actress Shane Lynch, that is,... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 16, 2014

What a strange movie “Fury” is.It’s a stark but clichéd World War II movie whose lead role, Sgt. “Wardaddy” Collier, could have once been performed by Robert Mi... Read More

By Los Angeles Times » Thursday, October 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The desert trek in “Tracks” is as brutal as it is beautiful; the performance by Mia Wasikowska as raw as the reality. And the camels? If they don’t steal your... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, October 9, 2014

It is not easy to make a good family film, which is why even a modestly agreeable entry tends to be greeted with box office success and critical acceptance. So it is noteworthy that Disney’s “Alex... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 9, 2014

Don’t blame Robert Downey Jr. – Hollywood megastardom’s closest thing to a real hipster – for starring in a court and family melodrama as sentimental and shlocky as “The Judge.” His act... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 9, 2014

“Kill the Messenger” is a superb film about the other side of investigative journalism – the side that doesn’t end with all the president’s men failing to stop it from knocking a corrupt pre... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Friday, October 3, 2014

‘‘Gone Girl” is a movie that seems to ask this question: “What happens when you put two scorpions in a bottle to fight it out?” And then tells us that the winner is the b... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fans of movie musicals like “Les Misérables” or “Chicago” might see that “God Help the Girl” is a musical, nestle into their seat, watch and walk out wondering what on earth they just saw... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, October 2, 2014

“The Zero Theorem” introduced me to an entirely new kind of bafflement about the frequently maddening Terry Gilliam.Why? It’s not only the best movie Gilliam has made in the 21st ... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, September 25, 2014

It’s the happiest possible occasion for Ben and George. After several decades together as a couple in New York, they are finally able to marry. So they do, right at the beginning of “Love Is St... Read More
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