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Counting

In his masterful “Museum Hours,” filmmaker Jem Cohen merged his skills as an urban documentarian with a narrative about two unlikely friends. Art, history, companionship, support and everyday life merged into one vision. His latest, “Counting,” billed as a “A film in 15 Chapters,” is both more ambitious and less purposeful in its intent. Show More Summary

Wild City

Hong Kong neo-noir "Wild City" takes its time going everywhere it needs to go. That's not a diplomatic way of saying that the film is boring, nor is it a polite way of admitting that the film is poorly paced. Instead, "Wild City," the...Show More Summary

I Am Chris Farley

“He made my life better by being a friend of mine.” This line near the end of “I Am Chris Farley” captures, in many ways, why the loss of Chris Farley hurt so much, and continues to resonate: he felt like a friend. We had lost talented people before. Show More Summary

That Sugar Film

What the Oscar-nominated documentary “Super Size Me” was to the fast-food industry, “That Sugar Film” endeavors to be for businesses that are invested in refined sugar, a nearly unavoidable additive in the majority of processed edibles on grocery shelves. Show More Summary

A LEGO Brickumentary

When it was announced that there was going to be a full-length feature film based upon LEGOs, those ubiquitous plastic bricks that people have been playing with and stepping on in their bare feet for decades, most observers scoffed at...Show More Summary

Paulo Coelho's Best Story

It’s symptomatic that the only really memorable scene during “Paulo Coelho’s Best Story,” a film with a running time of 112 minutes, lasts about 60 seconds and focuses not on the title character, but on his father. Set in a car while...Show More Summary

Thumbnails 7/31/15

1. "Lego-izing, Theorizing and Problematizing: How We Process Movies in 2015": At Oscilloscope, Noel Murray sounds off on recent trends in online film analyses. “‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ flopped in the United States in its original...Show More Summary

Travolta, Heist Drama Not Quite Convincing Enough in 'Forger'

Directed by: Philip Martin; Runtime: 92 minutes Grade: C- John Travolta continues to search for the right kind of role for his maturing poise, shifting gears from a flamboyant CIA operative in From Paris With Love and a brutal mass kidnapper in Taking of Pelham 123 to a murderous, thick-accented Serbian soldier in Killing Season. Show More Summary

Myopic, Frustrating 'Blindsided' Should've Stayed in the Dark

Directed by: Joseph Ruben; Runtime: 90 minutes Grade: D Perhaps expecting more from the quietly-released Blindsided (aka Penthouse North) was a bad idea, but it's hard not to get caught up in some of the potential with the talent involved. Show More Summary

Singer Returns to X-Men In Mature, Brisk 'Days of Future Past'

Directed by: Bryan Singer; Runtime: 131 minutes Grade: B+ Brisk pacing, teamwork, and the gray-area motivations of antagonists are some of the big benchmarks of Bryan Singer's first two X-Men films, the first of which recently celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of its theatrical debut. Show More Summary

Nobody -- Not Even Jon Stewart -- Will Ask Tom Cruise a Thing About Scientology

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The Tom Cruise we saw on Fallon the other night is not the same one who showed up for 'The Daily Show.'

'Vacation' Review: Ed Helms is Toxic Comedy Poison

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Alternative Title: The one 'Freaks and Geeks' cast member who fell out of the Golden Tree and hit his head.

15 of the Greatest Best Friends In All of Television and Film

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

"You are a beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox."

England Wanted a Women's Museum, Opened a Guy-Who-Murdered-A-Bunch-Of-Women Museum Instead

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Good to know we women can still do one thing to make sure we're considered history-worthy!

Does Woody Allen Really Not Get How Gross His Relationship With Soon-Yi Is?

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Plus Charlize Theron and Sean Penn's awkward reunion & the Judy Greer Effect is really upsetting.

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