Movie ReviewsReviews of new movies, classic and art films, foreign films, and popular movies. Featuring Bob Mondello, Kenneth Turan, David Edelstein, and Mark Jenkins.
Fool Me Once: Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal), a military helicopter pilot, finds himself plugged into another man's consciousness and sent back in time — to eight minutes before his host is killed in a terrorist attack.
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They See Me Rollin': "Robert" is a tire with telekinetic powers — and an increasingly unpleasant way of putting them to work — in Quentin Dupieux's consciously anarchic horror comedy Rubber.
Cultures, Shocks: A doctor (Mikael Persbrandt) struggles to balance work in a developing-world refugee camp with family strife at home in Denmark, while his estranged wife (Trine Dyrholm) urges him to look after their oft-bullied son.
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The Other Side: Like most of his films, director Tony Gatlif's Korkoro thrums with the music of the Roma people. Set in Nazi-occupied France, the movie follows 15 Gypsies, including Taloche (James Thierree), as old prejudices metastasize into systematic persecution.
Domestic Goddess: Suzanne (Catherine Deneuve, right, with Judith Godreche) is content to bear both her husband's neglect and her daughter's pity — until a crisis offers the opportunity to prove her mettle.
Music Box Films
Snap and go: For more than 50 years, Bill Cunningham has navigated New York on his bicycle — he's had 27 stolen — chronicling the fashion spectrum from sidewalk to catwalk.
Grappling for advantage: A flailing lawyer (Paul Giamatti) and a high-school wrestler both look for answers in Win Win, a drama that's full of both interestingly knotty problems and too-easy answers.
Knight Rider: Matthew McConaughey's Mick Haller is a smooth criminal-defense attorney who begins to wonder if a former client belongs in jail — and if a current one should be imprisoned.
Subito Accelerando: After taking an experimental "smart drug," Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) becomes a bona-fide genius, able to finish a long-stalled novel, learn new languages — even compose music.
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A Long, Winding Road: Waris Dirie (played in the biographical drama Desert Flower by Liya Kebede) was discovered by a fashion photographer in London after fleeing her native Somalia to avoid an arranged marriage. Dirie later abandoned a lucrative modeling career to campaign against female genital mutilation.
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Babe In The Woods: Amanda Seyfried's young Red — her name turns out to be Valerie, who knew? — is a sloe-eyed young vixen with appetites every bit as carnal as that notorious wolf's.
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