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Review: Gyllenhaal Delivers Big with ‘Nightcrawler’

Review: Gyllenhaal Delivers Big with ‘Nightcrawler’

Sociopaths. Fascinating creatures they are. And Jake Gyllenhaal plays one with precision.
Review: ‘Whiplash’ Is About Torture, and Drumming

Review: ‘Whiplash’ Is About Torture, and Drumming

Miles Teller stars as a musical prodigy who is pushed to the breaking point by an asshole.
Review: Michael Keaton Takes Flight in ‘Birdman’

Review: Michael Keaton Takes Flight in ‘Birdman’

Michael Keaton's new drama-comedy is getting lots of Oscar buzz.
Review: The Blue Room Will Bore You to Tears

Review: The Blue Room Will Bore You to Tears

This French "thriller" is receiving critical praise, but regular moviegoers will want to shoot themselves for excitement.
Here’s Why ‘The Good Lie’ Won’t Win Any Awards

Here’s Why ‘The Good Lie’ Won’t Win Any Awards

The Reese Witherspoon-starrer lies itself into believing it is better than it actually is.
Birdman Is Supposed to Be Great. Here are Some Free Tickets.

Birdman Is Supposed to Be Great. Here are Some Free Tickets.

Michael Keaton's Birdman is one of the most buzzed about movies of the fall. Seattle and Portland residents, see it for free!
Review: ‘Fury’ Is No ‘Private Ryan,’ But That’s OK

Review: ‘Fury’ Is No ‘Private Ryan,’ But That’s OK

The war movie features intense, gritty action, but Saving Private Ryan it is not.
Men, Women & Children Review

Men, Women & Children Review

From the director of Juno and Up in the Air comes a movie that isn't nearly as good.
Review: ‘The Judge’ Puts Your Patience On Trial

Review: ‘The Judge’ Puts Your Patience On Trial

Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. deliver good performances, but the movie overstays its welcome.
‘Kill the Messenger’ Review: This is Why You Don’t Mess With the CIA

‘Kill the Messenger’ Review: This is Why You Don’t Mess With the CIA

Gary Webb aggressively pursued the truth. I'm an aggressively lazy movie critic. We have a lot in common.
A Review of ‘Obvious Child,’ A Comedy About Abortion

A Review of ‘Obvious Child,’ A Comedy About Abortion

There's nothing funnier than a comedy about abortion. In fairness, Obvious Child is so much more.
Review: ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Throws a Strike

Review: ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Throws a Strike

Warning: this review contains baseball puns.
We’re Giving Away Tons of ‘Fury’ Movie Tickets

We’re Giving Away Tons of ‘Fury’ Movie Tickets

If you live in the Portland, OR or Seattle, WA areas, have no fear: you can see Fury early.
A Review of ‘Hellion’, Which is Not a Horror Movie

A Review of ‘Hellion’, Which is Not a Horror Movie

Aaron Paul stars as a deadbeat dad who must get his act together to save his son.
Review: ‘The Lunchbox’ Will Make You Hungry, Happy

Review: ‘The Lunchbox’ Will Make You Hungry, Happy

Some movies make you sad. Some movies make you happy. Others make you hungry.
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