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Maxed Out

by Ann Morrow May 21, 2015


  Take out the Mad Max part of the title and Mad Max: Fury Road might not be so infuriating. In this feverishly crazed reboot, there is a character named Max but he’s a wan facsimile ...

Minimal Rescue

by Laura Leon September 18, 2014


  Soaking in the atmosphere of old bars where the leather seats are taped over and there are decades-old ghost vapors of thousands of cigarettes smoked, The Drop transports screenwriter Dennis Lehane’s usual milieu to Brooklyn, ...

Your Mileage May Vary

by John Rodat May 22, 2014


  Writer-director Steven Knight’s Locke is almost more a dramatic or threatrical stunt than a movie: Save a very short introductory bit, the entire film takes place in an SUV as the main character, Ivan Locke, ...


by Ann Morrow September 7, 2012


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  During Prohibition, Franklin County, Virginia, was known as “the wettest county in the world,” an observation made by the journalist Sherwood Anderson. And in Franklin County were some of the most talented and ferocious bootleggers ...

The Final Crusade

by Ann Morrow July 25, 2012


Something quietly hellish is going on up in the sky: Aboard a plane manned by terrorists holding a hostage, the tables are being turned on the terrorists by an even more sinister organization. Its leader ...

Three Stooges

by The Staff February 23, 2012

  This Means War is a romantic comedy structured around a love triangle, and is more than faintly reminiscent of a another movie, Design for Living, that just came out on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection. ...

Fight For Your Life

by Laura Leon September 15, 2011


The closest I’ve come to knowing anything about mixed martial arts is the occasional beatdown my older sons inflict upon one another. I love boxing, wrestling, any kind of sport movies, but Warrior seemed out ...