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  • The Words

    ★★★

  • The Possession

    ★★

  • Lawless

    ★★★★

  • Premium Rush

    ★★★

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  • The Words

    The Words

    ★★★

    Despite an exposition-heavy outer layer, The Words delivers on two out of the three narrative threads that it presents and offers a somewhat thought-provoking and evocative meditation on truth – especially for anyone with an appreciation for literary writing. However, the film is non-traditional and moviegoers hoping for a fully contained drama thriller will likely be underwhelmed by the movie’s attempt at addressing larger philosophical questions. Not all of The Words are unique but the way they come together should provide a stirring experience for anyone fluent in nuanced literary drama. [Read more]

  • The Possession

    The Possession

    ★★

    A pair of sharp performances as well as an intriguing core premise help elevate The Possession above standard exorcism offerings and moviegoers who are interested in a creepy drama movie punctuated by a number of disturbing horror moments might find something worthwhile in The Possession. However, the film is missing the fun of prior Raimi-produced efforts and, as a more serious film, lacks both unique scares as well as interesting twists. In the end, it’s hard to recommend the film…

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  • Shame

    Shame

    ★★★★½

    Some filmgoers won’t be able to handle Shame, but for movie fans who are willing to buckle up, there’s no doubt that McQueen delivers an experience that simultaneously offers beautiful filmmaking and a welcome punch to the gut.

  • Footloose

    Footloose

    ★★★

    Brewer’s Footloose remake may not live up to the lasting iconography of the original film, and, in the grand scheme of cinema, will likely be little more than a quick and sexy flash in the pan. Moviegoers who are interested in the basic premise will find plenty of exciting choreography and enough intriguing character drama to make a trip to the theater worthwhile – but for anyone who had little interest in the Footloose remake to begin with, it’s unlikely that Brewer’s interpretation will overcome that skepticism.