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  • A woman tells her boyfriend she loves him; his reply -- a quiet, humiliating "nooooooo" -- sounds like air escaping from a deflating balloon. The line reading is startlingly funny, and a signal that the comedy in Bloodsucking Bastards is...

  • Sometimes a face is enough to anchor a movie. In writer-director Alex Ross Perry’s Queen of Earth, Elisabeth Moss plays Catherine, a young city dweller who, after recently suffering both her father’s death by suicide and a crushing breakup, treks...

  • Director Alex Gibney’s choice to follow this spring’s Scientology slam Going Clear with the fascinating portrait Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine might seem like an about-face. The first documentary clinically eviscerated a religion that...

  • The first famous tennis player was King Louis X of France. Nicknamed Louis the Quarreler for his domestic politics, meaning he was likely a real pain to the ref, King Louis is renowned for two facts in athletic lore: He invented the indoor tennis...

  • A comedy too listless to bother crafting jokes or comic incidents, a character study centered on a sweet-natured prick it's hard to believe could actually exist tumbleweeding into a job at a lube shop, 7 Chinese Brothers is a go-nowhere shrug of...

  • There's a knot of tough, tender, persuasive scenes near the end of Isabel Coixet's life-advice drama Learning to Drive. These are muscular enough that, had they come earlier, they might have powered the movie — the filmmakers' hearts might be in...

  • In his hugely popular 1998 book A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson chronicled his attempt to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail accompanied by an overweight, recovering-alcoholic pal whom he calls Stephen Katz. The two don't make...

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