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This olio of small-town melodrama, CSI shenanigans and otherworldly weirdness never finds even keel, maybe because Alexandre Aja doesn’t really do dark, sardonic comedy.
Keanu Reeves, directed by two stuntmen, leads an all-star cast in a refreshingly straight-up, chin-out, no-punches-pulled action flick.
Keaton, who not-so-coincidentally played Tim Burton’s “Batman,” is back as an actor swooping around the line between art, commerce, sanity and fantasy.
David Ayer directs a dark World War II epic about a tank crew uttering a book full of clichés, but he’s treading in fields patrolled by better filmmakers.
Self-described Arlington girl Julia Halperin brings her foodie flick “Now, Forager” to the Somerville Theater, and Cuisine en Locale transforms it into dinner.
As pat and predictable as “The Judge” is, it does offer vast thespian space for lion-like Duvall to plays off of Downey Jr.’s smooth, witty snark, and the pair could elevate any venture.
“Gone Girl” is nearly two and a half hours, but it’s a lean long time. Not all the veers and neck-cranking developments pay off, but there’s a lot to praise.
Take a moderately successful 1980s TV crime drama, drop in the “Training Day” director and star and set it in Boston and you get … an occasionally thrilling flick.
What makes an artist and even a whole generation capable of the highest achievements suddenly wander into a creative desert? You can ask William Friedkin yourself.
What Rory Kennedy has rendered is so subtle and poignant that it sneakily stays with you – the true test of an effective documentary.