Movie Reviews

On target

With “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” hitting theaters, we’re revisiting other bow-and-arrow films that hit the mark.

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Foxcatcher

With “Capote,” director Bennett Miller chillingly explored the underbelly of New York’s literati, plumbing the sordid details of Truman Capote’s creation of “In Cold Blood.”

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Realms of possibility

Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated “Interstellar” hits theaters this weekend, but don’t forget about these other intergalactic epics.

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The Guest

Director Adam Wingard’s home-invasion slasher “You’re Next” was one of last year’s most underrated movies — a pristinely-made skewering of the new generation of irony. For his follow-up, Wingard offers a stealthier type of home-invasion flick, in which the enemy doesn’t wear a mask and shoot arrows through windows, but is invited in through the front door.

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Birdman

With “Birdman,” there is, of course, a bit of meta irony going on, considering that lead character Riggan Thomson, a former Hollywood star of superhero flicks now inching toward a comeback, is played by Michael Keaton, the former star of Batman flicks whose comeback is in full swing thanks to this movie.

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Dear White People

There’s no sense mincing words: Debut director Justin Simien’s “Dear White People” is one of the best films of 2014.

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Five must-see fall films

Don’t know what to save your ticket money for? These are the movies you can’t miss this season.

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Gone Girl

Just how magical is David Fincher’s touch? It’s a popular question in film buff circles, since the director’s icy, yet intoxicatingly sharp, technique can seemingly elevate anything to the level of brooding art.

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Five Denzel delights

Denzel Washington’s latest, “The Equalizer,” opens Friday. See these first.

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The Drop

It’s not easy to make a gangster film that actually stands out (we’ll pause while you try to remember the last one you saw), but “The Drop,” a Brooklyn-set crime thriller directed by Michaël R. Roksam, finds ample ways to distinguish itself in a long-dusty genre

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