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The most important movies of 2015

Annual top 10 lists are stupid, lame and wrong. They’re easy to write, boring to read and represent everything wrong with modern film criticism. At this site, we aspire to track the progress of movies over time, so instead of … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: The Martian takes another crown as another weekend flops

The Martian won the weekend again as all three new releases laid eggs. The weekend’s total, $70.1 million, is the year’s lowest, though this is predictable for a Halloween weekend- Box Office Mojo Bradley Cooper and Sandra Bullock vehicles Burnt and Our Brand is … Continue reading

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Black Mass’ fiction less interesting than reality

Black Mass is one of those frustrating biopic movies that makes a big deal out of how it’s based on a true story but doesn’t really tell the true story on which it is based. It doesn’t tell a story at … Continue reading

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20 years later, Pixar still king

With DreamWorks churning out several movies per year and other studios like Blue Sky and Reel FX trying to step on the action, Inside Out proves, once again, that nobody jerks tears like Pixar. The film takes place mostly in the head … Continue reading

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Jurassic World just OK

UPDATE: Jurassic World did it again, with Sunday estimates being a little too low. The actuals are in, and the movie squeezed out $208 million domestic, passing The Avengers for the best domestic opening weekend of all time. Early estimates had Jurassic World opening at an … Continue reading

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