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By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 2, 2015

“Gemma Bovery” is an unusual film, not to be confused with the current Sophie Barthes adaptation of Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” starring Mia Wasikowska and Paul Giammati. (Note the different... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

“I’m old,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator: Genisys.” “Not obsolete.” True enough. Color me shocked. As Shakespeare might have put it, I came to bury Schwarzenegger... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

We need “Magic Mike XXL,” and we need it now. The news cycle of summer 2015 has been utterly topsy turvy, making this the ideal moment for a film of six-pack abs, charmingly daft “male... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a writer’s movie. And thank heaven for that. This movie about outrageously film-smart teenage boys and a girl with leukemia is bursting with... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, June 25, 2015

Max the German shepherd is by far the best thing about “Max” the movie. As everyone knows, though, animals in movies (babies, too) are usually played by small litters of them, each individual... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Thursday, June 25, 2015

The first five minutes of “Ted 2” include narration from the instantly recognizable voice of Patrick Stewart; enough profanity to make Joe Pesci blush; a wedding between a stuffed toy and his... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, June 25, 2015

“The Wolfpack” is a horror film with a supposedly happy ending. But if you see this documentary, please consider just how “happy” that happy ending is. Pay close attention to the fate of... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, June 25, 2015

This is the moment in David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn” that convinced me to forgive anything else that might rankle from then on: A. J. Manglehorn is a locksmith whom people would call... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, June 25, 2015

Let’s say you are creating a film about Pablo Escobar, the infamous Colombian drug lord who died in 1993, and whose story could not be more appealing to Hollywood. It’s got it all – drugs,... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, June 18, 2015

The sleek, stylish, long but briskly paced 1970-set French crime drama “The Connection” is a shades-sporting blast — surely one of the summer’s most entertaining... Read More

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