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Walking with the Enemy

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Apr 25, 2014
As the Nazi reign of terror spreads to Hungary, a courageous young man joins a semi-underground organization that resists the deportation and murder of Jews. That’s about the extent of what’s "true" in this forgettable "based on a true story" film.

Young and Beautiful

By Kevin Langson | Friday Apr 25, 2014
Isabelle, the tepid seventeen-year-old at the center of Francois Ozon’s new drama of disturbance, certainly is "Young & Beautiful" as the title suggests -- too young for her activities, and too beautiful for her own good.

Only Lovers Left Alive

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Apr 25, 2014
Jim Jarmusch throws down the gauntlet and defies current Hollywood norms to give us a stylish, lethargic, and compelling take on the vampire myth.

Brick Mansions

By Robert Nesti | Friday Apr 25, 2014
"Brick Mansions" is a surprisingly enjoyable urban action genre movie with a by-the-numbers plot enhanced by the chemistry between its leads and furiously realized action sequences.


By Joseph Pisano | Friday Apr 25, 2014
Writer/director Steven Knight’s latest thriller greatly exceeds the sum of its parts.

The Other Woman

By Padraic Maroney | Friday Apr 25, 2014
Most films end up pitting women against each other for entertainment value. Romantic comedies especially have a history of pitting women against each other while chasing after the same man. Not this one.

Breaking the Waves

By Jake Mulligan | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
It’s a beautiful restored presentation of a brutal movie - an absolutely necessary upgrade if you’ve only seen the film via DVD.

The San Francisco International Film Festival

By David Lamble | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
The San Francisco International Film Festival is 57 years old, and still the city’s most reliable guide to cutting-edge international cinema. This year’s slate unspools April 24 through May 8.

TCM Greatest Classic Legends: John Wayne

By Ed Tapper | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Turner Classic Films once again turns the spotlight on John Wayne, issuing yet another DVD collection of previously released films.

Bettie Page Reveals All

By Kitty Drexel | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Sex symbol Bettie Page has influenced fashion and pop culture icons such as Madonna and Lady Gaga (to name a few). This film by Mark Mori is a documentary-style movie about the life and broad influence of American pinup girl, Bettie Page.