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Review: ‘Wild’

Review: ‘Wild’

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee Starring Reese Witherspoon,Thomas Sadoski & Laura Dern The first sound you hear in Wild is a heavy panting. It’s the kind that suggests the woman, Cheryl Strayed, who soon appears to us in the middle of hiking 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, is engaged in something other than hiking. This

Review: ‘Foxcatcher’

Written & Directed by Bennett Miller Starring Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffallo, Siena Miller & Vanessa Redgrave In Theaters Friday, November 21, 2014 Foxcatcher, the hauntingly quiet new film from Bennett Miller, is about wrestling just as much as what wrestling is about: power, physicality, and isolation. The story is strange and grows stranger.

Review: ‘The Theory of Everything’

Directed by James Marsh; Written by Anthony McCarten Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox & Maxine Peake Opens Friday in select theaters Everything in The Theory of Everything has a glossy glow to it. The film follows the life of cosmologist Stephen Hawking in a way that coats his brilliance and love

Review: ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

Directed by Rowan Joffe Written by Rowan Joffe (Screenplay) and S.J. Watson (Novel) Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, & Anne-Marie Duff NOW PLAYING in NYC and Select Theaters In ‘Before I Go to Sleep, a woman wakes up one morning and appears to be escaping a forgettable one-night stand. The truth is, she does

‘Force Majeure’: Subverting Gender in the Danger Zone

‘Force Majeure’, the emotionally and visually stunning new Swedish film from director Ruben Ostlund, hinges on a temporarily terrifying moment. A family of four is eating lunch on ski resort terrace in the French Alps when a growing avalanche hurdles toward them. Amidst screaming and scattering, the father flees for survival, leaving his wife to

Review: ‘Camp X-Ray’

Written & Directed by Peter Sattler Starring Kristen Stewart, Peyman Moaddi & Lane Garrison NOW PLAYING in NYC & Select Theaters “They will test you and they will best you,” says an army corporal near the beginning of Camp X-Ray. He’s talking to a newly arrived batch of guards about Guantanamo Bay detainees. “This is

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