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  • 'Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation' review: Best of the series

    'Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation' review: Best of the series

    With the new "Mission: Impossible" movie, even if it's the most assured and satisfying of the five so far, it sounds foolish to even mention the things the characters say in between screeching tires, gunfights, knife fights, motorcycle derring-do, and the opening act featuring Tom Cruise dangling...

  • 'Vacation' review: 'Depressing remake' of Chevy Chase comedy

    'Vacation' review: 'Depressing remake' of Chevy Chase comedy

    There must be some sort of Dr. Seuss contraption shared among Hollywood studios called the Unfunny-izer, hauled out and set to sputtering when it comes time for the latest depressing remake of a comedy.

  • Movie review: Socialist crusader vs. powers that be in 'Jimmy's Hall'

    "Jimmy's Hall," Ken Loach's loving dramatization of the life and times of the Irish communist James "Jimmy" Gralton, begins with jumpy black-and-white archival footage of Depression-era New York. The buildings going up, the teeming crowds, the soup kitchen lines.

  • 'The Farewell Party' review: Compassionate, humorous euthanasia tale

    'The Farewell Party' review: Compassionate, humorous euthanasia tale

    Full of gracefully wrought and dryly comic turns, "The Farewell Party" goes by the name "A Good Death" in Hebrew, and it's an easy film about difficult matters. One can wish it were a different and deeper experience. But the one it offers is an effective little machine, much like the mercy-killing...

  • 'Paper Towns' review: John Hughes would approve

    'Paper Towns' review: John Hughes would approve

    There's something incredibly satisfying about a well-executed high school film that hits all the right John Hughes-inspired sweet spots. "Paper Towns," adapted from a novel by "The Fault in Our Stars" writer John Green, does just that, with a twist. Concerned with the miracles, myths and mysteries...

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