Friday, February 23, 2018

Drawing Connections Between 'Young Karl Marx' And 'The Cured'

What do a costume drama and a zombie flick have in common? Critic Bob Mondello sees a connection in empathy between The Young Karl Marx and The Cured.



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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Mind-Bending Pleasures Of 'Annihilation'

Natalie Portman plays Lena in Alex Garland

The latest film from Alex Garland, who made Ex Machina, lines up an impressive cast of women to go exploring in a bizarre and dangerous place none of them can fully understand.

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'Mute' Is 'Blade Runner' Without An Edge

In Mute, Alexander SkarsgÄrd plays Leo, a mute bartender searching for his lost girlfriend. The film is Duncan Jones

Director Duncan Jones' latest film, a direct-to-Netflix sci-fi/noir tale set in a dystopian Berlin, so narrowly focuses on its hero's traumatic backstory it neglects its fantastic setting.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

'Game Night' Is Winning

In Game Night, Annie (Rachel McAdams) and Max (Jason Bateman) spend a night as pawns in someone else

A breezily charming cast, ceaseless jokes and a tightly constructed script keep this film about a gaming night gone bad from going wrong.

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A Masterful, Shattering Glimpse Of Humanity's Physical — And Emotional — 'Annihilation'

L to R: Jennifer Jason Leigh and Natalie Portman star in Annihilation.

Alex Jones' disquieting sci-fi/horror film isn't just a meditation on fatalism (but it is that), it's an "atom bomb of a movie, fiery and all-consuming and quite unnatural."

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