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White Bird in A Blizzard

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
Based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, Greg Araki ("The Doom Generation") adapts and directs the '80s period film "White Bird in a Blizzard" with a bit more accessibility than previous efforts.

John Wick

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
Judging from the trailer, "John Wick" is a taut, atmospheric thriller. Judging from the film itself, it's a comedy -- but then again, this is a Keanu Reeves vehicle.

Citizenfour

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
"Citizenfour" more than doubles down on Poitras' earlier films, which have never flinched from dangerous, dismaying subjects and failed (or failing) states afflicted by, or propped up by, thug rule. In this case, the thugs are our own security agencies.

Force Majeur

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
Ruben Östlund writes and directs a piercing, blackly comic portrait of a family in the throes of dysfunction.

Ouija

By Jake Mulligan | Oct 24
That's the horror in this horror movie: The absolute control that the board has over the film itself. Filmed with such fetishistic detail, it beckons us, as all good advertising does: Buy me. Buy me.

The Best of Me

By Robert Nesti | Oct 18
"The Best of Me" brings out the worst in me as a movie critic.

Housebound

By Kevin Taft | Oct 17
This funny and scary New Zealand import proves that horror films outside the U.S. are once again surpassing ours in quality and originality.

The Book of Life

By Brian Shaer | Oct 17
A person's life is his or her own personal journey, filled with stories that are written as each is lived. Executive producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez illustrate this conceit in Fox's spectacular "The Book of Life."

Whiplash

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 17
Young talent needs nurturing; it also needs discipline. The recipe for success must include both, but in what proportions?

Fury

By Charlie Nash | Oct 17
David Ayer's "Fury" is a grisly, jingoistic slice of macho-porn disguised as a gritty war film.