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January 22, 2016 • Like the high desert that provides its main setting, Mojave is dry, often windy and full of hot air...
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January 8, 2016 • Anomalisa takes its title from combining "anomaly" — something that deviates from the standard — and Lisa, the name of the woebegone anti-heroine.
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November 20, 2015 • The Hunger Games series has come to a sporadically stirring climax with Mockingjay, Part 2.
November 13, 2015 • By the Sea takes place sometime during the mid-1970's in a coastal village in the south of France.
November 6, 2015 • Spotlight is the year's best movie so far, and a rarity among all those dramatizations that claim to be based on actual events. Remarkably, the movie and its flawless ensemble cast have captured their subject in all its richness and complexity.
October 30, 2015 • Our Brand Is Crisis is meant to be a fictional version of Rachel Boynton's 2005 documentary of the same name...
October 23, 2015 • Nasty Baby is alive with random energy that sets up a surprise ending without blowing the surprise. Rock the Kasbah is a two-bit Ishtar that might play better on a phone.
October 16, 2015 • Although its derivations are anything but poetic — notorious cases of real-life imprisonment and abuse, Room is as beautifully wrought as any film that's come our way in a very long while.
October 2, 2015 • Knowing the premise of The Martian won't prepare you for the remarkable variety and complexity of Ridley Scott's sci-fi extravaganza.
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