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  • About Time (R)

    Upon reaching adulthood, a milquetoast daydreamer (Domhnall Gleeson) learns that he can travel through his own past and uses this power to seduce the perfect woman (Rachel McAdams), perform secret favors for his friends, and spend more time with his dear old dad (Bill Nighy, suggesting Jack Lemmon at his most cloying). more...
  • An Acceptable Loss
  • An Acceptable Loss (R)

    Shot in Chicago and on Northwestern University's Evanston campus, this speculative political thriller stumbles through most of its first hour, during which a disgraced former national security analyst (Tika Sumpter) comes out of retirement to accept a distinguished academic appointment, only to arouse protests and attract the sinister attention of a furtive graduate student (Ben Tavassoli). more...
  • The Accountant
  • The Accountant (R)

    Flashbacks scattered throughout this crime thriller show an autistic boy being harshly raised by a military father; years later the child, a mathematical savant, has grown up into a "black money" specialist for various underworld figures and also a trained killer (he compulsively finishes off every victim with a double head shot). more...
  • A.C.O.D. (R)

    TV veteran Stu Zicherman directed this middling comedy about a restaurateur (Adam Scott) whose parents divorced when he was nine years old, leaving him with abandonment issues and a fear of commitment. more...
  • Adventureland (R)

    Greg Mottola—who debuted with The Daytrippers (1996), moved into TV, and recently made a big-screen comeback directing Superbad for Judd Apatow—tries his hand at a Cameron Crowe-style nostalgia piece, set in 80s Pittsburgh and chock-full of tunes by the Replacements, Husker Du, etc. Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) plays a college grad whose plans to tear around Europe all summer and start graduate studies at Columbia University in the fall are derailed by his father's professional downfall; instead, he spends the summer working various game booths at a rundown amusement park, surrounded by hard-partying freaks (among them Martin Starr) and coveting coworker Kristen Stewart (Twilight). more...
  • After.Life (R)

    An unhappy young woman (Christina Ricci) blacks out in a car crash and wakes up on a gurney in the basement of the local undertaker (Liam Neeson); when she protests that she's not dead, he replies, "You all say the same thing." more...
  • The Aftermath
  • The Aftermath (R)

    The value of Rhidian Brook's novel, from which this film is adapted, is the ground-zero view of firebombed post-World War II Hamburg by its surviving Germans—from starving street urchins, to middle-class adults who were not Nazi party members but who suffer all the burdens and humiliations of defeat nonetheless, to hostile teenagers who still revere Hitler and plot terrorist attacks against the Allied occupying forces. more...
  • Alexander
  • Alexander (R)

    Oliver Stone realizes a decades-old dream with this epic biography of Alexander the Great, though all those who accused Stone of crimes against history with Nixon and JFK will be pleased to learn that history has struck back. more...
  • Alien (R)

    An empty-headed horror movie (1979) with nothing to recommend it beyond the disco-inspired art direction and some handsome, if gimmicky, cinematography. more...