Ryan Gosling

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Movie Blog: ‘Evil Dead,’ ‘Place Beyond The Pines’ Reviewed

Maybe it’s because the long lead-up to their forthcoming album has clouded my thoughts, but I kept hearing Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” as the bodies were being torn apart in the new remake of Sam Raimi’s debut feature “Evil Dead.”

04/05/2013

George Clooney

Movie Blog: Boys And Their Toys

If games can be considered toys, then the Machiavellian machinations at the heart of the new political thriller The Ides of March are like holding a primary election at Children’s Palace. And the results are not particularly less juvenile than the father-son quality time at the heart of the mostly moronic Real Steel.

10/07/2011

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Movie Blog: 2 Homicidal Bros Work It Out

Let’s put to bed the concept of “style over substance.” In the case of movies like Drive, style is the substance.

09/16/2011

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Movie Blog: Sometimes Formula Works, Sometimes Not

Critics don’t usually use “formulaic” as a descriptor. More often, it’s intended as a buzzword meant to signify … well, “bad.” But there are times with formula makes for a satisfying, smooth night at the […]

07/29/2011

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