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TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Robert Mitchum

By Ed Tapper | Sunday Apr 20, 2014
There is no weak link in TCM’s excellent new Robert Mitchum collection.

Bears

By Jake Mulligan | Friday Apr 18, 2014
We don’t expect existential terror from a movie like "Disney’s Bears," but then, if we always got what we expected from movies, we wouldn’t have to go see them in the first place.

The Railway Man

By Robert Nesti | Friday Apr 18, 2014
"The Railway Man" tells a fascinating story of war crimes and forgiveness, but never touches emotionally.

The Act of Killing

By Louise Adams | Friday Apr 18, 2014
Documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer asked Indonesian death squad executioners to reenact their 1965 mass murders of over one million ethnic Chinese "communists."

TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Henry Fonda

By Ed Tapper | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Among TCM’s fine, new DVD box sets, is one dedicated to the great American screen hero, Henry Fonda.

Transcendence

By Robert Nesti | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
"Transcendence" attempts to be a sci-fi thriller and an essay on the limits of technology; but fails on both counts.

Heaven is for Real

By Jake Mulligan | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
"Heaven is for Real" is a passable work of religious propaganda, but "Heaven Might Be For Real" could’ve been a truly thoughtful movie.

Interior. Leather Bar.

By Ken Tasho | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Like James Franco himself sometimes, this documentary/remake combo tends to be a frustrating tease.

Better Living Through Chemistry

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
There are no special features on this disc, but there is a moral, of sorts: If you’re feeling downtrodden, get some good drugs, commit a few felonies, or at least acquire a set of ninja throwing stars and a fuck buddy.

The Invisible Woman

By Louise Adams | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Ralph Fiennes’ film about Victorian writer Charles Dickens and actress Nelly Ternan.