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Review: Backtrace

I woke up at 11:30 a.m. this morning to my phone alarm, before setting it to snooze and drifting back to sleep for another half-hour. Just after noon, I crawled like caterpillar out of bed, my feet hitting the cold floors of my apartment. M...

 
 
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Review: Widows

A fusion of stark brutality, underhand crimes and complex systems of political and personal power, Widows is far more just than an awards-season thriller, but a sharp and forceful indictment of corruption on every level of society. I...

 
 
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Review: Ocean's 8

It’s been eleven years since we had an Ocean’s franchise film. But consider this, we went 41 years before 2001’s Ocean’s 11 remade the original Rat Pack film. Maybe we should have waited another 30?

 
 
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First trailer for Ocean's 8 walks all over us

Good heist movies are becoming few and far between, and when they do land they're usually a smaller affair. That's what made the original Ocean's films so much fun. They were good heist films (to varying degrees) with a plethora of bi...

 
 
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Review: Logan Lucky

There were two major, mainstream heist movies released summer 2017: Logan Lucky is the one you should see.

 
 
 
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NYAFF Review: Meeting Dr. Sun

In the two hours leading up to the US premiere of Meeting Dr. Sun, I saw director Chih-yen Yee speak twice. First was at a reception hosted by New York Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. The second was just minutes before the sc...

 
 
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Fast & Furious 7 gets a new release date

After Paul Walker's death threw Universal and the Fast & Furious production team into disarray, everything has been in the air as to how the film was going to move forward. First the seventhquel was temporarily placed on hold, then the ...

 
 
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First teaser for The Nut Job is just so darn nutty

The Nut Job is a heist film in which a group of woodland creatures (featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Maya Rudolph and Katherine Heigl) want to steal a whole host of nuts. The trailer may seem a bit lackluster, but the prem...

 
 
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Now You See Me director returning for sequel

We aren't really sure why, but Now You See Me was pretty much a smash hit this summer, and that's in a summer that's getting a rep for being a disappointment. As we reported before, this means a sequel and it looks like the sequel will...

 
 
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Now You See Me conjures up a sequel

You know, Now You See Me wasn't a horrible film, but I didn't think it was as great as all that. I, however, am in the minority (your wish is coming true, Sean) as the movie was one of the surprise hits of the summer in a sum...

 
 
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Japan Cuts Review: Fly With the Gold

I don't watch a whole lot of heist movies. It's not that I don't like them (I do), just that they don't usually show up in my queue. As a reviewer, it can make talking in broad strokes about the genre kind of awkward, because when I say tha...

 
 
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New clips and motion posters for Now You See Me

Now You See Me is the latest casino-illusionist-heist movie to grace theaters. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Ilsa Fischer, Woody Harrleson, Morgan Freeman and others, Now You See Me follows a group of magicians and illusionists who use their p...

 
 
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See Now You See Me early and free

Now You See Me might be the sleeper hit of the summer if it turns out to be as thrilling and weird as the trailer makes it out to be. Running a bit in the background thanks to the plethora of blockbusters landing in the coming months y...

 
 




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Stuber"The Lyft of buddy cop Uber movies "

 

Crawl"Small spaces"

 

The Farewell"Sad, funny, but most importantly honest"

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"

 

Darlin'"Feral and tender"

 

Midsommar"Sumer is Icumen in"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 7 - "Toldja""Everyone is here (and lacking common sense)!"

 

Ophelia"Hamlet 2.0"

 

Maiden"Girls to the front, go rock the boat"

 

Yesterday"Nowhere man"

 

Spider-Man: Far from Home"EuroTrip except with superhero violence instead of sex"

 

The Third Wife"Fate has the upper hand."

 

Toy Story 4"An existential nightmare (for kids!)"

 

Jessica Jones Season 3"What is your truth?"

 

Men in Black: "Oh, they have crap overseas too!"

 

The Dead Don't Die"Shambling wreck or full of brains?"

 

Shaft"Shut cho mouth!"

 

Diamantino"Ignorance is bliss"

 

The Fall of the American Empire"Big ideas, bad ideas, muddled ideas"

 

The Secret Life of Pets 2"A move with the attention spa... SQUIRREL!"