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(Not So) Sex Obsessed: ‘Alain Robbe-Grillet: Six Films 1963-74’

The controversial French director's best known films are collected into this handsome six-film BFI box set, full of impressive nouvelle vague innovation.

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Twenty Years, Too Fast: ‘The Past Is a Grotesque Animal: A Film About Of Montreal’

The Past Is a Grotesque Animal takes a compelling, 20-year long story, and zips far too quickly through it.

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‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Needs a Little Humor

This adaptation of Rosemary's Baby misses out on a lot of the charms of Roman Polanski's original.

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‘Blended’: Sandler’s Still Searching for His Sweet Spot

Reuniting Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore can't spark the magic long lost from the former comedian's flailing career.

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‘The Normal Heart’ Is Full of Passion, but Not Enough Rage

Larry Kramer’s blistering cri de coeur about the early days of the AIDS plague gets a solidly respectful but flawed treatment from Ryan Murphy

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Unnerving ‘Insomnia’ Gets Under Your Skin

Most people know Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia; few people, regrettably, know the superior work from which it is adapted.

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Nixonian Paranoia in 2014: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

The Captain America movies are well-suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair.

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In ‘The Love Punch’, Money Does Buy Happiness

The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction.

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‘The Wind Will Carry Us’ Is a Challenging Climb to the Top of the Hill

Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable.

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‘The Railway Man’ Goes Off the Rails With Sentimentality

The movie wastes its impressive cast, choosing instead to drown itself in sentimentalism.

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Kristen Wiig Sinks ‘Hateship Loveship’

Infusing Alice Munro's portrait of a lonely woman and her quest for happiness with deadpan comic beats, Kristen Wiig muddies the tone of "Hateship Loveship" and leaves it without a center.

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‘Dream Deceivers: Heavy Metal on Trial’ Examines Culpability and Belief

Metal fans will remember this story in the lore of censorship and a dark moment in the history of Judas Priest. But this film is not about the band and is all the better for it.

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‘The Legend of Hell House’ Is Cerebral Horror at Its Finest

Possibly the greatest haunted house film of all time is still as impactful as ever, a fact not reflected by this Blu-ray's paltry extras.

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Knots Untie and Tie Again in ‘Boardwalk Empire: Season Four’

If previous seasons gave us glimpses of the evil that men do, then this penultimate season of HBO's best current series gives us an extreme closeup.

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Disney’s ‘Tarzan’ Is a Visual Thrill Ride

Disney’s Tarzan is more than the last film in the “Disney Renaissance”; it’s also the best Tarzan film ever made.

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‘Transcendence’ Is a High-Tech Mess of Subplots

Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.

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‘Ginger Snaps’ Is Freshly Female-Centric Horror

Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult.

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‘Toy Story of Terror!’ Delivers on Halloween and the Toy Story Name

This holiday special perfectly balances the recognizable elements found in horror movies and the elements of the Toy Story universe.

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A Small Sampling of Disney: ‘The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad’ and ‘Fun and Fancy Free’

For the most part, the shorts are some of Disney's strongest, and taken as a whole they offer a variety of animation styles, characters and tones.

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‘Hercules’ Lives in the Netherworld of Good Enough

Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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