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Akshay Seth: Scared shitless, Part Two

BY AKSHAY SETH

It’s fucking terrifying in that “I feel bad for this filthy rich celebrity” kind of way, true, though more so when one considers the bottleneck glaring down any person of color looking for an in, no matter how small.

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Innovative 'It Follows' brings art back to horror

Northern Lights Films

BY VANESSA WONG

The film constructs an intricate dialogue about innocence and intimacy. Sex sparked the monster, and the loss of innocence brings an underlying sense of anxiety.

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'Get Hard' too offensive to handle tough issues

Warner Bros.

BY LAUREN WOOD

Although it’s not always clear where the line is between offensive jokes and funny, boundary-pushing ones, “Get Hard” falls definitively into the former category, relying on overdone acting and a questionable plot structure to confront issues much larger than it can handle.

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'Transatlantique' is minimalism done right

La Distributrice

BY KARL WILLIAMS

Dufour-Laperriere’s film is a documentary in the most minimalist sense of the word. It documents the lives of the voyagers as lived without adornment, reveling in the banality of life at sea isolated from larger social interactions.

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'Home' is everything wrong with animated film

2 hours ago

DreamWorks Motion Pictures

BY JACOB RICH

I walked out of “Home” about an hour in, so I couldn’t tell you how the story ends. I was not the first person to get up and leave this particular showing at the Ann Arbor Quality 16, nor do I surmise I was the last.

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Trailer Review: 'Home' seems a reworking of every other animated movie ever created

20th Century Fox

BY CONRAD FOREMAN

If there’s a checklist for animated movies, “Home,” the latest feature from DreamWorks, does its best to check all of them off during its first trailer.

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Young cast carries badly structured 'Insurgent'

Lionsgate

BY NOAH COHEN

Schwentke creates something that manages by the barest of margins not to insult the intelligence of the young adult viewer.

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