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(credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Movie Review: Calvary

‘Calvary’ is a dark, Ireland-set drama, a tale with gallows-humor trimmings that examines the difficulty of holding onto one’s faith, set against the backdrop of the scenic Irish coast.

08/12/2014

(Brendan Gleeson, far left, and Taylor Kitsch star in "The Grand Seduction.")

Movie Review: ‘The Grand Seduction’

“The Grand Seduction” isn’t quite grand, but it is seductive.

06/12/2014

(Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in "Edge of Tomorrow.")

Movie Review: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Edge of Tomorrow is a brutally funny (!) science fiction thriller in which an alien race has invaded Earth to wipe out the human race.

06/05/2014

(Robert Redford produced, directed, and stars in "The Company You Keep.")

Movie Review: ‘The Company You Keep’

Director Robert Redford’s star-studded, thought-provoking political thriller (which he also stars in and produced) is yet another work for him to be proud of.

04/19/2013

(Actor John Cusack stars as struggling, self-pitying poet and author Edgar Allan Poe in 'The Raven') (credit: Rogue)

Movie Review: ‘The Raven’

The Raven flies in with an unabashedly farfetched and fanciful theory, a fictional account of what might have happened to Poe at life’s end.

04/26/2012

(Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington star in "Safe House.")

Movie Review: ‘Safe House’

“Safe House” is a gritty action thriller about corruption that’s cynical, hard-edged, two-fisted, and only minimally interested in its own subject matter.

02/10/2012

(Janet McTeer, left, costars with Glenn Close, right, in "Albert Nobbs.")

Movie Review: ‘Albert Nobbs’

Glenn Close is fine, but it is co-star Janet McTeer who contributes an unforgettable, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-her turn.

01/28/2012

(Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson star in the Irish crime drama, "The Guard.")

Movie Review: ‘The Guard’

“The Guard” is a darkly comic Irish thriller set in rural Galway, where a small-town cop is rarely confronted with big-time crime.

08/13/2011

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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Question: Has the final Harry Potter book been halved for the movie screen for commercial reasons or artistic ones? Answer: Yes.

11/18/2010

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