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Review: The Bourne Legacy
In this Bourne spinoff, The Hurt Locker 's Jeremy Renner continues his unlikely bid for action-franchise stardom as Aaron Cross, a next-generation Special Op boosted with bionics.
Tony Gilroy's Bourne spinoff
| August 10, 2012
Review: Moonrise Kingdom(1)
Wes Anderson should always make movies featuring characters who are pubescent or younger — like Rushmore , which until this film was his best.
Wes Anderson paints his masterpiece
| June 01, 2012
Wish-fulfillment for a burning world
From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
| December 08, 2008
Pride and Glory
Here comes director Gavin O’Connor ( Miracle ) to demonstrate that threatening a baby — especially with a hot iron — will never be acceptable.
Overwrought, derivative police procedural
| October 28, 2008
Old wives’ tales
A pretty girl is less like a melody than like yesterday’s news in Follies , the New York Drama Critics Circle Award–winning 1971 musical that lost money but became the stuff of legend.
Follies at the Lyric; We Won’t Pay! by the Nora
| September 09, 2008
Our superheroes, ourselves
Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
| July 09, 2008
After two hugely budgeted adaptations in five years, my biggest question about the Hulk remains: what’s with the pants?
The new version keeps his pants on
| June 10, 2008
Sage Francis has become the poster-boy emcee for a generation of literate rappers.
Straight outta Rhode Island, Sage Francis works it coast to coast
| June 19, 2007
What is it about magicians that they’re able to conjure the most stunningly attractive women, only to have them disappear? Watch the trailer for The Illusionist (Quicktime)
A not so magical story
| February 20, 2007
The Painted Veil
Somerset Maugham might have inspired more movie adaptations than any other author, but not because his perversely realistic view of human behavior follows Hollywood formula. Watch the trailer for The Painted Veil (QuickTime)
Paints blissful, empty montages
| December 28, 2006
The Cambridge Castle of Comedy
“I have a summer castle out on the Cape,” says Harvard senior Kyle Berkman. “But for most of us, this is our only castle.”
Inside The Harvard Lampoon , where getting in could be your ticket to Hollywood — or not
| November 02, 2006
Down in the Valley
Writer/director David Jacobson gathered a top-notch cast for this thriller about a trashy teen and her inscrutable lothario.
Promising story, quality acting
| May 10, 2006
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