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'Whiplash' asks, 'How hard should we try?'

Sony Pictures Classics

BY JACOB RICH

“Whiplash” wholly encapsulates the vast range of emotions that come with one of our most essential traits as humans: ambition.

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'Dumb and Dumber To' is definitely dumber, and less funny, than the original

Universal

BY CONRAD FOREMAN

If the setup sounds familiar, that might be because you just watched the first “Dumb and Dumber,” and the two share virtually the same plot structure. Beyond that, “To” relies on a constant stream of callbacks to its predecessor, referencing or explicitly repeating most of the first film’s notable jokes.

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A response to Akshay Seth's 'Interstellar' column

BY JAMIE BIRCOLL

I’ve been discussing film with Mr. Seth for nearly two years now, and each day the conversation brings new, interesting ideas. After reading his most recent column on Christopher Nolan and “Interstellar,” I have never disagreed with him more, which is a new phenomenon for me.

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Trailer Review: 'Whiplash' shines with spasmodic energy

Sony Pictures Classic

BY VANESSA WONG

The trailer for "Whiplash" a little dramatic. Actually, it’s really dramatic, and therein lies doubt and hope simultaneously. Such fervent verbal and physical abuse seems unrealistic, and it runs the risk of hyperbole.

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Akshay Seth: Does 'Interstellar' deserve the hate?

BY AKSHAY SETH

The film’s final act, like its labyrinthine middle, rushed start or organ-blasting score, isn’t meant to inspire. Because this film is a farce.

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How a lack of gaming knowledge ruined a great 'Gone Girl' scene

BY JACOB RICH

“Gone Girl” is a story that hinges on its believability, and to be suddenly yanked out of the film’s wonderfully constructed world and reminded that you are merely watching a film is a major problem.

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Inventive 'Big Hero 6' provides fleshed-out cast of heroes

Disney

BY VANESSA WONG

With a lovable and well-fleshed out cast of characters and a compelling, funny plot, “Big Hero 6” doesn’t fail Walt Disney’s name. It may be a children’s movie, but its appeal stretches wide and far.

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