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Listen Up Philip

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 17
Writer-director Alex Ross Perry brings a deadpan, deadly dry sense of humor to his newest project, a film about a seething, insecure young writer and his friendship with a regretful has-been.

Dear White People

By Padraic Maroney | Oct 17
A biting satire that shows race relations in the Millenial generation proves that films can be both entertaining and have something to say.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

By Brian Shaer | Oct 17
A backstage dramedy with a ferocious central performance by Michael Keaton, "Birdman" provides entertainment on an intellectual level.

Last Days in Vietnam

By Monique Rubens Krohn | Oct 17
A revealing look at the chaotic last days of the Vietnam War, when departing Americans had to decide which Vietnamese would be evacuated and who would remain to face death or inevitable violence.

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.

The Green Prince

By Louise Adams | Oct 14
The code name for Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of high-ranking Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, who spied for Israel's internal security agency Shin Bet for over a decade, is also the name of Nadav Schirman's vivid, intriguing documentary.

The Judge

By Kevin Taft | Oct 10
Written by Nick Shenk and Bill Dubuque, director David Dobkins' new film is a long and confused look at fractured family relations.