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  • Brokeback Mountain (R)

    Two cowboys (Jake Gyllenhaal, good, and Heath Ledger, exceptional) share a night of passion while working briefly as sheepherders in 1963, then spend the remainder of their otherwise straight lives tragically concealing their affair. more...
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  • Casino Jack (R)

    Not to be confused with Alex Gibney's recent documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money, this is the dramatic take on Jack Abramoff's high-rolling career as a Washington lobbyist and his precipitous fall amid charges of fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion. more...
  • Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (R)

    Political sex scandals erupt so frequently and evaporate so quickly that we tend to file them away in the bulging folder of American hypocrisy and forget, but the brilliant muckraker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Casino Jack and the United States of Money) refuses to let go of the "Love Guv" fracas that brought down New York governor Eliot Spitzer. more...
  • Compliance (R)

    Craig Zobel—whose crafty debut feature Great World of Sound (2007) played at the Chicago film festival but never opened here theatrically—takes on the unenviable task of dramatizing a story that defies credulity even though it's quite true. more...
  • End of Watch (R)

    I'm not sure who appointed David Ayer poet laureate for the LAPD, but at least he takes the job seriously; along with the usual mean-streets bluster and brutality, his cop-thriller screenplays (Training Day, Dark Blue) conscientiously record the hardening effects of a thankless and frequently pointless job. more...
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

    In the comedy empire of producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up), many of the breaks have gone to people who toughed it out on his unsuccessful TV series Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks: Seth Rogen, who played one of the stoners on the latter show, has become Apatow's lieutenant and most interesting find, and now Jason Segel, who played another of them, scripted and stars in this solidly funny romantic comedy. more...
  • Goon (R)

    Seann William Scott is the best comic neanderthal in Hollywood (American Pie, Role Models), and he's found the perfect story in this fictionalized adaptation of a memoir by minor-league hockey brawler Doug Smith. more...
  • The Grey (R)

    A great leap forward for the talented action director Joe Carnahan, this old-fashioned suspense tale builds on and yet subtly criticizes the slick violence of his Smokin' Aces (2006) and The A-Team (2010), culminating with a meditation on death that's uncommonly grave for an American movie. more...
  • High Fidelity (R)

    If you can put up with all the archness and self-consciousness—there's quite a bit of both—this is an enjoyable romantic comedy (2000) about a pop music junkie (John Cusack) in Wicker Park who runs an old-fashioned record store and can't seem to sustain a long-term relationship. more...
  • Hot Fuzz (R)

    After scoring with the horror spoof Shaun of the Dead, British comedy writers Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg take on American cop thrillers, and as in their earlier movie the good humor bubbles up from a deep reservoir of affection for Hollywood schlock. more...