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'Kill the Messenger' sacrifices justice for entertainment

Focus

BY KARSTEN SMOLINSKI

While Webb certainly deserves the redemption “Kill the Messenger” provides him, I don’t think he deserves the ‘based on a true story’ character flaws meant to make the film more entertaining.

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Akshay Seth: Paul Thomas Anderson, Master of Tension

Paramount

BY AKSHAY SETH

In the first 15 minutes of “There Will Be Blood,” there is only silence.

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'The Book of Life' an aesthetic triumph

20th Century Fox

BY OMAR MAHMOOD

The film should be appreciated not for the arcs of its individual characters, but for its color and the breathtaking scope of its storylines and themes. It should be read for what it is: a Hispanic in the mold of the Cervantine novelas.

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'Fury' a philosophical exploration of the horrors of war

Columbia

BY KARSTEN SMOLINSKI

Not particularly engaging as an action movie, “Fury” stands more strongly as a dramatic testament to the horrible acts humankind is capable of doing to itself.

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Awkward 'Men, Women & Children' observes rather than examines

Paramount

BY VANESSA WONG

There’s somewhat of a disparity between how high school kids actually interact with technology and how the film portrays them. The issues it tackles are real and show a deft view of Internet culture, but doesn’t always grasp the teenagers’ motivations behind their actions.

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'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' lacks real-life honesty

The Weinstein Company

BY MAYANK MATHUR

It’s pretty evident that “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” directed by newcomer Ned Benson, could have done with a lot less beating around the bush and more of beating the shit out of it.

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Natalie Gadbois: Why I'm disappointed by Ben Affleck's penis

20th Century Fox

BY NATALIE GADBOIS

There is no formula to doing nude right, and I bet seven out of ten people reading this disagree with me from one side or the other. But while watching “Gone Girl” for the second time this weekend, my mom turned to me and asked “Is that all we get?” in reference to Affleck’s big reveal.

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