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Review: Premium Rush

Note to the bike-porn fans at the Brattle: with all of its shots of toned, sweaty shoulder muscles arched over handlebars, you may be the only audience able to get off on this veloci-thriller.
David Koepp's veloci-thriller
By NICK JOHNSTON  |  August 31, 2012
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Review: 50/50

In 50/50 , Jonathan Levine, whose The Wackness (2008) showed a talent for sardonic comedy, makes a halfhearted attempt to raise Will Reiser's script (partly autobiographical) above clever stereotype.
An edgy concept, and a fine cast
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011
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Review: Hesher

There's plenty to admire in Spencer Susser's feature debut, like the impressive cast — Rainn Wilson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, Piper Laurie — and the heartfelt intentions of Susser's dark coming-of-age tale.

By TOM MEEK  |  May 13, 2011
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Review: Inception

A haggard agent, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is plagued by hallucinations of his wife and children while searching for the truth about a hospital for the criminally insane. . . . I'm sorry, that's Shutter Island . Where was I?
Set the snooze alarm
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 16, 2010
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Review: GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra

In the hands of director Stephen Sommers, who did better with the Mummy series, Joe looks like a cheap video game brightened by good actors.
 If only they'd brought Mr. Potato Head into the mix.
By TOM MEEK  |  August 14, 2009
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Review: (500) Days of Summer

"This is not a love story," (500) Days of Summer 's disembodied narrator tells us. That's mostly a lie.
An odd romantic comedy, but a romantic comedy nonetheless
By SHAULA CLARK  |  July 17, 2009


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(10) days of celluloid

Among the many treats at last year's Maine International Film Festival were a future Oscar winner (James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire ) and one of the biggest art-house hits of 2008 (Scandinavian teen-vampire flick Let the Right One In ).
From the gridiron to gritty realism at the Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 10, 2009
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The Lookout

Chris Pratt has it made: he’s a stud, he has a rich father, and he can score a goal from anywhere on the ice.
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By TOM MEEK  |  March 29, 2007
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Brick

A hard-boiled detective story in a contemporary Orange County setting, Rian Johnson’s debut feature holds a Surrealist mirror to the truth about high school.
Noir goes Orange County
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  April 07, 2006