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Some of the best animated films have been inspired by fairy tales, ancient Greek fables or mythology. Now comes one clearly inspired by, of all people, David Mamet.The creators of "The Boss Baby " have obviously been mining the playwright's gritty, … more
The opening scene of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts.A … more
There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America's greatest female poets. But that's what Terence Davies has done for Emily Dickinson in "A … more
"I've been having glitches," Scarlett Johansson's part-human, mostly cyborg robot says in "The Ghost in the Shell." "It will pass."Rupert Sanders' remake of Mamoru Oshii's 1995 influential anime classic, from Masamune Shirow's Japanese manga comics, … more
AFTER THE STORMTrying to rebuild a life in ruins, a once-successful prize-winning author turned private detective is given a rare opportunity to forge a bond with his son on a stormy summer night. In Japanese, with English subtitles. 1 hour 57 … more
Modest and majestic at once, the films of James Gray patiently burrow their way into the souls of their characters and, maybe, into you. Gray is painterly and exacting — some might say to a fault. But his movies' revelations are complex and … more
The Armenian Genocide is a curiously unexplored moment in our modern history, cinematically speaking. That fact alone makes director and co-writer Terry George's "The Promise " intriguing enough. Historical fiction generally has it over … more
ALIEN: COVENANT (R)A mysterious world in an unchartered paradise turns out to be a treacherous, dark place for the members of the crew of a colony ship headed for the far side of the galaxy. While "Alien: Covenant" has an ace up its sleeve, the … more
"Their Finest " is a movie about making a movie, specifically a glossy propaganda film meant to bolster morale in Britain in the darkest days of the Second World War. It is also very much a movie-movie. Good-looking, finely acted, and well-told, … more
The Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo makes funny, fantastical, Frankenstein-like films that playfully combine small-scale with big-concept. His 2011 film "Extraterrestrial" is a romantic comedy centered on a handful of characters amid a massive … more
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