Winner, winner

Wilderpeople leaves no heart unwarmed

Every now and then, a film comes along that's so warm, funny and entertaining that you'd truly have to be some sort of monster not to like it.

(Film)   Jul 21, 2016

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Double buddies

Irresponsibility finds equality in Mike and Dave

In the new comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, we meet a couple of brothers with a reputation for partying so hard that their family insists they bring nice girls to their little sister's wedding in Hawaii, lest their philandering ways ruin the special day for everyone.

(Film)   Jul 14, 2016

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Friend ship

Swiss Army Man invents a wild world

At this point in 2016, it's a head-to-head battle for weirdest movie of the year between the dystopian social experiment featured in The Lobster and this week's picture, Swiss Army Man, about a man and a corpse who find solace together in the lonely wilderness.

(Film)   Jul 6, 2016

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Pound the drum

LA Times critic Kenneth Turan talks old films, O.J. and getting revved up

Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan has impeccable taste, and he knows his movies.

(Film)   Jun 30, 2016

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Team America

Resurgence is bad, but you don't care

In the 1996 Independence Day, a race of hideous, tyrannical aliens tried to take over the Earth and ruin our Fourth of July barbecues, and while they succeeded in destroying nearly every major city across the globe, they lost the overall fight.

(Film)   Jun 30, 2016

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Selfie destruction

Weiner follows the implosion of a campaign

In Weiner, the rise and fall (and rise and fall again) of former congressman turned mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is brought into sharp, often painful focus.

(Film)   Jun 23, 2016

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On edge

The Conjuring 2 haunts long after it's over

I saw the Conjuring 2 in a large multiplex at 10 in the morning with about a dozen other people in the theater, and right out of the gates, I regretted going by myself.

(Film)   Jun 16, 2016

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