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Bad Grandpa movie review: low, low, low-art

Bad Grandpa movie review: low, low, low-art

Bad Grandpa, from Jackass alumni Jeff Termaine and Johnny Knoxville, isn't exactly high-art. But who cares?

The Counselor: Ridley Scott breaks bad on the Tex-Mex border

The Counselor: Ridley Scott breaks bad on the Tex-Mex border

Veteran Ridley Scott adapts an off-the-wall screenplay from esteemed novelist Cormac McCarthy, and the results are nothing if not audacious.

Thor: The Dark World movie review: a superhero craptastrophy

Thor: The Dark World movie review: a superhero craptastrophy

In some circles superhero movies have a bad name. Want to know why? Go see Thor: The Dark World.

Captain Phillips movie review: bus stops, billboards and HMS Hanks

Captain Phillips movie review: bus stops, billboards and HMS Hanks

Paul Greengrass' breathlessly intense drama Captain Phillips is being marketed as a Tom Hanks movie. What impact does that have on the film's quasi-documentary grasp of realism?

About Time movie review: less rom-com, more tick-tock?

About Time movie review: less rom-com, more tick-tock?

English writer/director Richard Curtis' new movie -- a sweet-toothed time travel rom-com starring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams -- poses several interesting questions, and answers almost none of them.

Prisoners movie review: trapped in a maze of moral murkiness

Prisoners movie review: trapped in a maze of moral murkiness

Studio-produced Hollywood mystery-thrillers don't get a great deal better (or bleaker) than director Denis Villeneuve's enthralling film about a search for two abducted young girls.

Rush movie review: pole position for Ron Howard, the invisible auteur

Rush movie review: pole position for Ron Howard, the invisible auteur

Capturing the sensational long-running stoush between Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Ron Howard has directed one of his most entertaining movies in years.

Gravity movie review: a new space odyssey

Gravity movie review: a new space odyssey

Prepare to return your jaw to its upright position. Alfonso CuarĂ³n's space-set drama -- starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock -- is a sight to behold.

The Best Offer movie review: the finer points of fakery

The Best Offer movie review: the finer points of fakery

Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore directs a perfectly cast Geoffrey Rush in this gloomy and deceptive film set in the industry of high-end art dealing.

Stories We Tell movie review: basking in narrative confusion

Stories We Tell movie review: basking in narrative confusion

In its own modest way, Sarah Polley's debut documentary feature about her family is a sophisticated and beguiling work.