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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.

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.

Rudderless

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 17
Can music heal a broken heart, soothe the sting of incomprehensible events, or give a beat-down guy a second chance? In the movies, it can do all that and more.