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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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'Enemy' not your typical thriller

A24

BY KAREN YUAN

You’ll lean back several times while watching with an uncomfortable, churning feeling in your gut. And the ending may be one of the most unexpected and jarring endings of all time.

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'Draft Day' sure to enthrall fans of the genre

Lionsgate

BY CONRAD FOREMAN

For lovers of sports films, this one’s essential. For everyone else, “Draft Day” is still a visually impressive film (especially notable, considering that the vast bulk of the action is busy-work in an office) with a storyline that never loses its audience.

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'Oculus' calls upon horror classics in winning story

Relativity Media

BY SEAN CZARNECKI

“Oculus,” a near masterpiece, demonstrates the ability of that genre to lead us further into the territory of madness in a well-structured, well-executed story that tests and violates your sensibilities.

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'Captain America' soldiers back with flying colors

Marvel

BY AKSHAY SETH

“The Winter Soldier” is a direct, worthwhile message warning against the perils of big government, delivered with the airtight fluidity of a cleanly executed episode of television sealing bloated seams in the Avengers franchise.

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Postmodernism and Gondry's 'Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?'

IFC

BY ZAK WITUS

Will self-reference and self-deprecating humor continue to excuse postmodern artists from their own creative critiques, or will their irony transform into a stain of hypocrisy that justifies the present postmodern temple’s collapse into abysmal absurdity?

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Akshay Seth: Why I love Wes Anderson

BY AKSHAY SETH

Sure, it all looks and feels like something plucked out of a fairy tale, but why does that nostalgia breathe through every turn of the scene?

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Bateman shines in directorial debut 'Bad Words'

Focus

BY MAYANK MATHUR

The humor goes well with Bateman’s style of direction, making the film a smooth and enjoyable ride.

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