Archive for ‘September, 2013’

Movie short takes: Rush and Don Jon are both worth your time

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s story of a Jersey guido trying to reconcile love and lust and Ron Howard’s retelling of the James Hunt/Niki Lauda Formula One rivalry of the 1970s both succeed.

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Prisoners confronts the monsters all around us, and inside us

An excellent cast buoys Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s almost unbearably tense police/kidnapping drama.

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Holy Orders continues the long, sad decline of Benjamin Black’s Dublin noir series

The sixth time is definitely not the charm for John Banville’s alter ego and the series that began so promisingly in 2008 with Christine Falls.

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The Family works by not trying too hard

Don’t expect too much from this witness protection comedy starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer and you’ll enjoy yourself just fine.

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Jack Reacher is back, kicking ass and taking names, in Never Go Back

Lee Child’s 18th novel about the head-butt-loving loner is okay, but not the place for newbies to the Reacher story to start.

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