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'The Purge: Anarchy' attacks the wealth gap without subtlety

BY OMAR MAHMOOD

The concept behind “The Purge” is so simple, and set only nine years from now in 2023, that we hardly have to suspend disbelief. The world is quite recognizable – the technology is not blatantly different, and the people live and talk like us.

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Ambitious 'Lucy' values images over plot

Universal Pictures

BY KARSTEN SMOLINSKI

“Lucy” wants to show viewers that boundaries exist only in the mind. Thanks to some beautiful CGI work, audience members see the boundaries between Lucy and everything around her slowly eroding.

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Hoffman's final role showcases his full greatness

Lionsgate

BY AKSHAY SETH

The worst part about sitting through Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last major performance is how quickly one realizes that the genius actor was at the peak of his career in those final months leading up to his death.

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Akshay Seth: The greatest Hindi film I'll ever see

Anurag Kashyap Films

BY AKSHAY SETH

Leaving it off at ‘crime epic’ would be like calling “The Godfather” trilogy ‘those videos with the Italian people shooting each other.’ “Wasseypur” unfurls like a continually-expanding hand threaded carpet.

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Akshay Seth: The political importance of 'Snowpiercer'

BY AKSHAY SETH

Initially confined to just eight screens, strong word-of-mouth in the last few has propelled a VOD release and made room for critics to squeeze this much-hyped sci-fi-apocalypse extravaganza into a box of bandwagon assertions: It’s simply a critique of classism; a blunt swing at bureaucracy; the most politically charged picture of the year.

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'Hellion' explores a troubled Texas childhood

IFC Films

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

All happy families are alike, yet despite what Tolstoy says, broken families must be alike too, because the subject of deep-rooted family angst – however removed from the viewer’s own life – almost always touches an easy nerve.

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'Begin Again' delivers commonplace plot but uncommonly beautiful music

The Weinstein Company

BY OMAR MAHMOOD

The heart of Begin Again is its music. We can all appreciate the indisputable take-home message, that music should be genuine. And though the movie may well overdo that message, it is beautifully overdone nonetheless.

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