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'American Sniper' Review: The Good, the Terse and the Tragic
Bradley Cooper puts another notch in his gun as he plays the legendarily lethal U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:50:29 EST

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'The Interview' Review: Misguided Missile
“The Interview” may have caused an international incident, but the film itself is nothing to be proud of, Joe Morgenstern writes.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:29:04 EST

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'The Hobbit' Review: Peerless Fantasy, Flawlessly Rendered
Dwarves, elves and men band together to secure the future of Middle-earth in the final installment of Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ trilogy, Joe Morgenstern writes.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:04:55 EST

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'Top Five' Review: High Hilarity in Rock's Classic
Chris Rock’s surrogate funnyman doesn’t feel funny any more, but his film is full of laughs and antic wisdom.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:23:50 EST

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'Wild' Review: Peak Performance, Weighty Words
Reese Witherspoon, in an adaptation of a popular memoir, is Cheryl Strayed, who hikes the Pacific Crest Trail looking for solace and redemption.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:21:24 EST

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'Imitation Game': Superb Acting, Scrambled Source Code
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Alan Turing, the English mathematician who broke Nazi Germany’s Enigma Code.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:25:06 EST

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'Whiplash' Has Snap, and a Crazy Beat
An aspiring jazz drummer gets pushed to his limits in this film starring Andrew Neiman and Terence Fletcher.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:25:08 EDT

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Glum, Glib 'Children' Flunks Social Studies
Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women & Children’ is so depressing and pretentious that you may wonder how it got that way.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:56:58 EDT

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Georgian Filmmaking a Family Affair
The close-knit world of Georgian filmmaking emerges from obscurity.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:39:41 EDT

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'Gone Girl': Same Twists, Some Treats
Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck star in the dark and beautifully photographed David Fincher-directed adaptation of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl," Joe Morgenstern writes.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:22:53 EDT

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Review: Spare, Vivid, Indelible 'Tracks'
The best part of 'Tracks'—aside from the spectacular images, the succinct dialogue, the elegant filmmaking and the mysterious beauty of Mia Wasikowska's performance—is what's left unsaid, Joe Morgenstern writes.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:34:16 EDT

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'Skeleton Twins': Fully Fleshed Out, Singular and Splendid
This short, sweet and stirring feature sweeps away any distinctions between funny and serious.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:38:35 EDT

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At Telluride, the Movies Reawaken
After an especially dispiriting movie summer cluttered with dumb clunkers, the Telluride came through—not just with films, though there were plenty of fine ones, but with new reasons to love the movie medium.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:48:08 EDT

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'If I Stay': When a Body Leaves a Body
At its best, the film evokes the primacy of friendship, the warmth of family and the urgency of adolescent love, but its downfall is trying to squeeze every last drop of feeling from its teenage heroine.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:39:27 EDT

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'Love Is Strange': Madness in Manhattan
"Love Is Strange" is a rueful comedy about a devoted couple beset by forces beyond their control.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:01:51 EDT

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'The Trip to Italy': Cars and Carbs
With "The Trip to Italy," we may have the makings of a "Trip" series, with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing approximate versions of themselves as they travel around eating fancy food and riffing on celebrity voices.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:57:27 EDT

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'Journey': Street of Foodie Dreams
Film Review: "The Hundred-Foot Journey" boils down to comfort food—with its secret not in the seasoning, but in the seasoned stars and the romance of a pair of young chefs, Joe Morgenstern writes..
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:27:23 EDT

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'Get On Up': Boseman Is an Acting Machine
Before and after everything else, "Get On Up" is about the transformative power of performance. Of James Brown's, of course, but also Chadwick Boseman's, the star of the film who fills Brown's shoes with a dynamism that transcends imitation.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:35:13 EDT

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'Lucy': A Diamond in the Action-Thriller Sky
Film Review: Luc Besson's latest action spectacular, starring Scarlett Johansson, is gleefully bold, visually adventurous, often funny, strikingly concise and 100% entertaining.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:38:42 EDT

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Soul Searching in 'I Origins' Comes Up Empty
A film with sci-fi ambitions that never overcomes its eye-rolling earnestness.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:14:14 EDT

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'Boyhood': Magical Changes, Stirring Growth
Review: "Boyhood" captures the mysteries of becoming a young man, Joe Morgenstern writes.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:41:10 EDT

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'Jersey Boys': Right Tunes, Wrong Tone
Film Review: The movie version of the musical turns sour when the singers aren't singing, says Joe Morgenstern.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:33:26 EDT

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'Dragon': Flying Even Higher Than Before
Film Review: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is gleeful and smart, funny and serious, and surpasses the endearing original with gorgeous animation and one stirring human encounter after another.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:26:43 EDT

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'The Fault in Our Stars': Deep Feelings, Chronic Manipulation
Film Review: The contrivances of "The Fault in Our Stars" are partly offset by the beauty of Shailene Woodley's portrayal of the heroine and narrator.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:31:58 EDT

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'Best': Delicious Discord in Key of Life
Film Review: The true—and universal—concerns of Lukas Moodysson's "We Are the Best!" are living life, pushing limits, making a mark and discovering love, writes Joe Morgenstern.
Thu, 29 May 2014 18:40:13 EDT

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Review: 'X-Men' Is Franchise Joy
Huge movie franchise installments are rarely as enjoyable as "X-Men: Days of Future Past," writes Joe Morgenstern.
Thu, 22 May 2014 18:24:55 EDT

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'Godzilla': Delay Before Large-Scale Dazzle
Film critic Joe Morgenstern says when "Godzilla" finally gets around to monsters on a rampage, you'll get both more and less than you bargained for.
Thu, 15 May 2014 19:18:45 EDT

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'Chef': Charm Without Reservations
Film Review: Joe Morgenstern says Jon Favreau's comedy about food and love has plenty of laughs, and generous helpings of warm feelings—the meat and potatoes of real life.
Thu, 08 May 2014 23:44:17 EDT

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'Spider-Man 2': Web Juice on Empty
Film Review: Critic Joe Morgenstern says 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is amazingly bad.
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:34:48 EDT

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'Locke': A Drive to Perfection
Tom Hardy turns "Locke," which takes place entirely inside a car, from a small film into a big one, says Joe Morgenstern.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:54:59 EDT

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'Transcendence': If It Only Had a Brain
Film Review : Critic Joe Morgenstern says "Transcendence" is visually ambitious but the plot is preposterous.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:46:00 EDT

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'Only Lovers Left Alive' Is Weirdly Wonderful
Film Review: Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive" is a genuinely affecting—and erotic—love story, writes Joe Morgenstern.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:46:09 EDT

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In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' a Franchise Comes Alive
Film critic Joe Morgenstern says the action is awesome and the casting smart and sly in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:41:13 EDT

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'Noah' Is Daring Venture in Entertainment
Joe Morgenstern says 'Noah' combines audacity, intelligence and spectacle in ways that often do seem monumental.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:29:48 EDT

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'Divergent': The Humdrum Games
Joe Morgenstern says "Divergent" is dauntingly long and dauntingly dumb.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:27:31 EDT

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No One Driving in 'Need for Speed'
Film critic Joe Morgenstern says the action sequences in "Need for Speed" are spectacular, but the writing is wobbly, the direction lead-footed and some of the acting could have used a boost.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:06:05 EDT

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'Grand Budapest Hotel' Is Lovely Confection
Joe Morgenstern says hardly a moment goes by in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" when there isn't something to make us smile.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:50:44 EST



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