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  • "The word 'vigilante' has been given a bad name by the media," grouses volunteer border guard Tim Foley, a recovered meth addict now leading a militia in the Arizona brush. And so Matthew Heineman's astonishing documentary Cartel Land...

  • Magic Mike XXL begins with a fake-out. Stripper Mike (Channing Tatum) has managed to quit the business, buy an engagement ring for his girl, and launch a business designing rustic headboards for Tampa bohemians. But Mike's dreams haven't...

  • Terminator: Genisys feels like a VHS cassette that's been rewound and recorded over for 21 years. Director Alan Taylor gives us images -- a thumbs-up, an abandoned factory, a liquid-metal cop smashing through the windshield of a car --...

  • 5 days ago | Film and TV

    Five films into the franchise, Terminator: Genisys feels like a VHS cassette that’s been rewound and recorded over for 21 years. Director Alan Taylor (of the unmemorable Thor: The Dark World) gives us images — a thumbs-up, an abandoned factory, a ...

  • 5 days ago | Film and TV

    Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 Magic Mike was a tease. The ads tempted audiences with sweaty chests and thrusting crotches, but after Soderbergh lured us into his all-male strip club, he turned on the lights to show us the squalor. His hunks were drugge...

  • 16 days ago | Film and TV

    The first time we cry, as a newborn, might be the purest emotion we ever feel. We sob — a raw mess of tears and terror — and a big human rushes to give comfort. Mentally, the connection is made: My feelings trigger a response, be it hugs or milk...