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  • ‘Rage’ isn’t intense enough to succeed Nicolas Cage signs on to revenge film that lacks the substance we’ve come to expect of him | 7/9/2014
  • Gia Coppola talks about ‘Palo Alto’ Coppola talks about adapting James Franco’s short stories to film and not letting her family’s legacy overshadow her career | 6/11/2014
  • ‘Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick’ Though saddled with a ridiculous title, this female-starring comic mixes sex and superpowers in a novel way | 6/4/2014
  • Opening in Orlando: ‘Belle’ and ‘Blended’ Movies opening in Orlando theaters this week | 5/21/2014
  • ‘The Devil’s Knot’: Memphis Three, take five Latest movie about the trial of three teens accused of a triple murder is pointless and disappointing | 5/7/2014
  • Just a ‘Faded Gigolo’ John Turturro stars in this scatterbrained flick about a florist turned gigolo | 5/7/2014
  • Opening in Orlando: 'Legends of Oz,' 'Neighbors,' 'Moms' Night Out' Movies opening in Orlando theaters this week | 5/6/2014
  • ‘Dom Hemingway’ Jude Law plays an unlikely funnyman in this comedy about a career criminal | 4/30/2014
  • Florida Film Festival 2014 movie reviews Not sure what flicks to catch at this year’s fest? Use our reviews as your guide | 4/2/2014
  • The most underrated movies of 2013 Eight films that deserve much more critical attention and social appreciation than they received | 1/1/2014
  • The top five documentaries of 2013 All the best docs made in 2013 featured women, either on screen or behind the camera | 1/1/2014
  • ‘The Hunt’ is enthralling thanks to superb cast A familiar story made fresh by performances of Mads Mikkelsen and less-familiar Danish actors | 10/16/2013
  • The wonderful world of Wes Anderson Matt Zoller Seitz gets behind the style and finds the substance in the auteur’s universe | 10/2/2013
  • In Your Queue Biographical sketches of seminal skaters | 6/5/2013
  • Films In the Cannes Revisiting some of the better winners out of the world’s most pretentious film festival. | 6/5/2013
  • In Your Queue Revisiting some old Cannes film fest winners | 5/22/2013
  • In Your Queue: Three undersung films about music This Must be the Place, Fish Story and The Swell Season | 5/15/2013
  • In Your Queue The triple-threat of indie films that helped The Killing star Amy Seimetz break out | 5/8/2013
  • In Your Queue Reviews of Bright House Video on Demand titles To the Wonder and Gimme the Loot | 5/1/2013
  • In Your Queue A selection of baseball movies that aren’t insufferably sentimental | 4/17/2013
  • 'On the Road' Film adaptation of Kerouac’s seminal novel lacks the original’s rambling brilliance | 3/27/2013
  • In Your Queue: 'We Have a Pope' and 'For Ellen' Movies streaming online now | 3/13/2013
  • In Your Queue: Famous Oscar snubs Now streaming to a laptop near you: Films that have been famously snubbed by the Academy | 2/27/2013
  • ‘Holy Motors’ Leos Carax’s latest film is one long, strange trip | 1/23/2013
  • Opening this week Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Movie 43, Parker | 1/23/2013
  • 'Rust and Bone' Jacques Audiard's stark and compelling love story succeeds in spite of itself | 1/16/2013
  • Ink and Pain The five best animated films of 2012 | 12/26/2012
  • The others Films from around the world went mostly unnoticed this year | 12/26/2012
  • Miami Connection The Drafthouse Films revival of this 25-year-old former box office flop reveals a refreshingly simple – if rough around the edges – message | 12/12/2012
  • Arbitrage New film by Nicolas Jarecki has lots of guilt and money, but lacks danger and guile | 10/10/2012
  • Does a rash of theater closings in Tokyo spell doom for American cinema? There's always been a degree of mythmaking when it comes to just how far Japan is ahead of us, technologically and culturally speaking. When I was a kid, eagerly... | 10/3/2012
  • Klown Buzz-heavy Danish shock comedy may be society’s handcart to hell, but at least it’s funny | 9/19/2012
  • Does a rash of theater closings in Tokyo spell doom for American cinema? There's always been a degree of mythmaking when it comes to just how far Japan is ahead of us, technologically and culturally speaking. When I was a kid, eagerly... | 8/29/2012
  • DVDs Nuts Lesser-seen, critic-approved films on disc and on demandby Justin Strout and John Thomason | 8/29/2012
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild Debut filmmaker Benh Zeitlin crafts a dazzling Hurricane Katrina allegory, complete with dinosaurs! | 8/2/2012
  • 'Moonrise Kingdom' Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' magically evokes the pangs of first love | 6/21/2012
  • DVDs Nuts Lesser-seen, critic-approved films on disc and on demand | 6/21/2012
  • DVDs Nuts Lesser-seen, critic-approved films on disc and on demand | 6/14/2012
  • God Bless America Bobcat Goldthwait's new film imagines murderous retribution on the assholes of the world | 5/10/2012
  • 2012 Florida Film Festival The 2012 Florida Film Festival's brightest star is Central Florida itself. Are we ready for our close-up? | 4/12/2012
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 3/15/2012
  • Three to tango Tom Tykwer's preposterous German-language return comes to DVD Feb. 7 | 2/2/2012
  • A foreign affair International titles to look for in 2012 | 1/19/2012
  • The best movies of 2011 Apes, black birds and dinosaurs rise to the top | 12/29/2011
  • Melancholia Lars von Trier's latest is new and the same, but brilliant either way | 11/24/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 11/10/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 2/18/2012
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 10/27/2011
  • The Whistleblower Rachel Weisz dominates in true story of war, trafficking and corruption | 10/13/2011
  • Senna Doc about Formula 1 legend carries the flag for its subject | 9/22/2011
  • Terri Azazel Jacobs’ new film is a tale of two pities | 9/8/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 9/8/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 8/25/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 6/9/2011
  • Yellowbrickroad Special midnight horror movie fails to deliver something special | 6/2/2011
  • Daydream Nation Kat Dennings does her career no favors in derivative drama | 5/26/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 4/21/2011
  • FFF: Saturday, April 9 | 4/7/2011
  • FFF: Sunday, April 17 Noon at Regal Winter Park - 
Bots High (4 Stars) I'd forgotten about Battle Bots until seeing this absorbing documentary about a group of high schoolers from Miami designing and eventually pitting their bots against one another. The film follows three set | 4/7/2011
  • FFF: Friday, April 15 3:30 p.m. at Regal Winter Park - 
Red Chapel (3 Stars) The most interesting part of Red Chapel is the fact that it fails. It fails in interesting ways, but it still fails. Its stated mission was to undermine the North Korean state with a (tremendously unf | 4/7/2011
  • FFF: Monday, April 11 6:30 p.m. at Enzian Theater - La Pivellina (2 Stars) A middle-aged carny with candy-apple hair (Patrizia Gerardi) finds a baby abandoned in sketchy suburban Rome. Rather than call the cops, she takes the toddler to her caravan, home of Europe's least-chee | 4/7/2011
  • FFF: Sunday, April 10 Noon at Regal Winter Park - Chekhov for Children (3 Stars) There is no knowledge of Anton Chekhov required for this touching documentary about a group of New York City junior high schoolers putting on Uncle Vanya in the late 1970s. The play, which should | 4/7/2011
  • FFF: 20th Florida Film Festival Onscreen outcasts and misfits dominate the 10-day fest | 4/7/2011
  • Edward Yang's Yi Yi comes to Blu-Ray The master's most accessible film speaks to life and loss | 3/24/2011
  • We’ll see
 This year promises to be a thrilling one in the world of foreign films, if only we could watch them | 2/3/2011
  • Somewhere Sofia Coppola’s latest film is the anti-Entourage | 1/20/2011
  • Divided we stand A few great albums that suffered online slings and arrows | 1/13/2011
  • Four Lions British farce takes a nyuk-nyuk look at Islamic extremists | 12/30/2010
  • Howl Franco is Ginsberg in this offbeat visual poem | 12/2/2010
  • Watching the wheels Biopic shows Lennon before he was the Walrus | 10/28/2010