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Dark Was the Night

This movie opens at a logging camp, a setting little seen in contemporary cinema. Trees getting cut, woods getting shredded, in a formidable forest framed by intimidating grey sky. It’s the end of the work day, and the men are supposed...Show More Summary

A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile

You know what they say: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The blog A Gay Girl in Damascus, which rose to international fame in 2011 before it was revealed as a hoax, was always too good to be true, from the start. It was supposedly written by Amina Arraf, a U.S. Show More Summary

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

“The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” is an outrageously dull documentary. This is not the subject’s fault. In her six-decade career, Tucker never failed to be interesting and complex. Here was a woman whose career started out in vaudeville and lasted through the advent of rock and roll. Show More Summary

Big Significant Things

This is a modestly-scaled and exceptionally crafted independent film that is genuinely invested in its characters. Indeed, the writer/director Bryan Reisberg is sufficiently talented and observant that you cannot fail to be convinced that the young people he depicts truly represent he class with which his film is concerned. Show More Summary

Ask Mick LaSalle Podcast, July 24, 2015

Arts and Entertainment Editor Leba Hertz and I talk about SOUTHPAW, IRRATIONAL MAN, PIXELS, and STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT and also answer your ASK MICK letters.

That Time Jon Stewart Told Wyatt Cenac to 'Fck Off' Rather Than Talk About Race

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"I don't think this is from a malicious place, but I think this is from a naive, ignorant place."

Paper Towns

Paper Towns succeeds when it’s uniquely specific, But we’ve also seen films about moving onto the next step, and Schreier's film could’ve been more meaningful if it honed in on what really matters.Click To Continue Reading

Get Ready For the Whole World to Start Crowding Your Brie Larson Crush

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Is it finally time for the world to recognize the magic that is Brie Larson?

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: July 23, 2015

We're back with the latest and greatest as to what's available on streaming services and Blu-ray and DVD. As for the former, it's a bit light in the streaming and On Demand department, but the new releases on Blu-ray and DVD more than make up for it. Show More Summary

The 7 Most Brutal, Twisted, and Confusing Moments from Last Night's 'Mr. Robot'

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1. The Bill Harper Kill Yourself Speech -- The dark side of Elliot came came so far to the surface he nearly blotted out the sun in a speech he delivered to a poor schlub to drive him away, reducing...

Madonna 'Likes To Compare Herself to Picasso' & George RR Martin Throws Major Marvel Shade

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Plus Taylor Swift apologized to Nicki Minaj & Katy Perry tries and fails to arrange words coherently.

'Arkham Knight' Review: The Best Batman Story Non-Gamers Missed

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Rocksteady Studios discovers exactly what happens when they give in to the demands of fans.

Here's the Sexy, Embarrassing Photos of Charlie Hunnam in Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur'

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Is this our first look at Charlie Hunnam in Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur' or a glimpse at his Match.com profile?

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