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Rebels set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Genevieve O’Reilly. Directed by Gareth Edwards. Screenplay by Chris Weitz. In theaters December 16, 2016.

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In Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke’s 2013 A Touch of Sin, we see four stories based on specific incidents. The film has grown in my mind ever since seeing it a few years ago because these disparate yet somehow cohesive stories all lend insight to a nationalistic mood. In Mountains May Depart, Jia’s latest which stormed out of the gates at Cannes last …

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I like to spot the common theme in each year’s film slate, and this year there were multiple. This was, at long last, the Year of the Woman, and seven of my top 10 are passionate stories about women both strong and frail…stories of humanity through the female lens. And even many of the films on this list that are not strictly “female centered” contain strong female voices and presences. If the prevailing theme of a year’s films represents the artistic community’s outcry for what is missing, surely this is it.


Season four of the Wire, the first season of True Detective the finale season of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones season three, Seinfeld’s fifth season, season six of The Sopranos: these are some of the greatest years of television ever composed. These are seasons that come as close to perfect as humanly or cinematically possible. These are seasons that now have to make room in their trophy shelf for The Leftovers season two.

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For better or for worse, Seth Rogen is here to stay. He may not be as ubiquitous as his longtime friend and frequent collaborator, James Franco, but he’s close. We only have ourselves to blame. In comedy after comedy, Rogen has essayed one weed-obsessed, clueless man-child after another and until moviegoers…

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The good news for anyone anticipating The Peanuts Movie is that it holds very true to Charles M. Schultz’s comic strip and the original television specials that many of us grew up on. So much so that the film seems almost quaint in comparison to many of the kids movies of today. There are no fart jokes, no references to R-rated …

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