‘Fury’ duty: David Ayer leads Brad Pitt and company in World War II tank drama

Fury Feature

With Fury, writer-director David Ayer sets out to provide one of the most visceral and realistic depictions of World War II-era tank warfare yet committed to the screen. More »




Overnighters feature
Boomtown blues: Jesse Moss documents the struggles of a North Dakota community overwhelmed by job-seekers

The small town of Williston, North Dakota, is on the front lines of the central battles in today's economy. A boomtown thanks to its location atop the enormous Bakken shale oil field, Williston has seen its population almost double in ten years. More »

Chazelle
Off the charts: Damien Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash’ quickens the pulse with tale of ambitious young drummer

The questions concerning art, morality and the often fraught interplay between the two which Damien Chazelle poses in his film Whiplash “keep me up at night,” the writer-director admits. More »

Boxtrolls feature
Out of the box: Laika animation studio conjures Victorian England with tale of subterranean ‘Boxtrolls’

With its all-star cast of British character actors, menagerie of paranormal creatures and darkly macabre wit, you'd be forgiven for assuming that the new stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls hails from dear old Blighty, perhaps courtesy of a newly created animation division of English horror mainstay Hammer Films. More »

Sarnos feature
Sexy and sweet: ‘A Life in Dirty Movies’ offers an endearing portrait of soft-core filmmaker Joe Sarno and his wife Peggy

In the annals of movie pitches that have worked, “Imagine your favorite grandparents, only they make sex movies” surely has a place. More »

Tombstones Feature
Scudder missile: Liam Neeson embodies Lawrence Block’s private eye in Scott Frank’s ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’

When he first tackled A Walk Among the Tombstones, a Universal release opening Sept. 19, screenwriter Scott Frank was coming off a string of successes that included Get Shorty and Out of Sight. More »

Keep On Feature
Keepin’ On: Alan Hicks documents the special bond between jazz legend Clark Terry and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin

The image is haunting and indelible: a pair of hands outstretched, searching unsteadily for another pair of outstretched hands, finally coming together and going into a big bear-hug embrace. Almost 70 years separate those hands, but the common bond of music erases that gap, and suddenly a state of perfect harmony exists. More »

guest
Surprise 'Guest': Dan Stevens upends his image in nasty thriller from Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett

Articulate. Funny. Thoughtful. Polite… Do those sound like the adjectives you'd expect to see in connection with a writer-director team who first attracted attention in 2010 with the low-budget serial-killer movie A Horrible Way to Die? More »

The Drop feature
Requiem for a barman: Michael Roskam teams with Dennis Lehane for Brooklyn noir ‘The Drop’

Tragedy dogs the characters in The Drop, a Fox Searchlight release starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini. Set in blue-collar Brooklyn, the story follows bartender Bob Saginowski through a series of life-changing crises. More »

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Fury Review
Film Review: Fury

American tanks fight superior German forces in the closing days of World War II. More »

Birdman
Film Review: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Virtuosic camerawork and a stellar ensemble of actors more than make up for the occasional moment of portentous twaddle in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's latest—and maybe his best—film. More »

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