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  • This mean and vigorous men's adventure pulp throwback has everything going against it. It's a late-August release whose leads, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, tend to be the best things in movies you otherwise regret seeing. The trailers, teasing the...

  • 3 days ago | Film Reviews

    Meet the Other and Run There's no escaping No Escape's suspense — or its xenophobia. This mean and vigorous men's adventure pulp throwback has everything going against it. It's a late-August release whose leads, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, te...

  • Is it in honor of its subject that the high-flying doc Being Evel indulges so often in hilarious overstatement? "He opened the door and invited people to buy a ticket to watch truth," one talking head insists, somehow keeping his...

  • Claustrophobic S-F grind Air might well allure Walking Dead fans, as that show's creator, Robert Kirkman, is a producer, and its Norman Reedus is one of the two leads, playing another troubled dude -- an engineer, this time --...

  • There's a knot of tough, tender, persuasive scenes near the end of Isabel Coixet's life-advice drama Learning to Drive. These are muscular enough that, had they come earlier, they might have powered the movie -- the filmmakers' hearts...

  • 17 days ago | Film Reviews

    Promising and disappointing all at once, Jon Watts' backroads thriller Cop Car heralds the arrival of a significant director, one adept not just at the usual action and suspense but also at the fleet, affecting depiction of lives as they're actual...

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