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  • The Sense of an Ending
  • The Sense of an Ending (PG-13)

    Julian Barnes's engrossing novel about an old, divorced Londoner radically reassessing his past gets a conventional but penetrating treatment from director Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) and the perfectly cast Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling. more...
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  • A Separation (PG-13)

    A tale of two families linked by tragedy, this extraordinary drama by Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi (Fireworks Wednesday) is hugely compelling on a moral and emotional level, yet it also reveals in numerous small and concrete ways what it's like to live in a contemporary theocracy. more...
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  • 17 Again (PG-13)

    A washed-up former athlete on the brink of divorce (Matthew Perry) gets his wish to start over again when he's magically transformed into his teenage self (Zac Efron of High School Musical). more...
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  • 17 Again (PG-13)

    A washed-up former athlete on the brink of divorce (Matthew Perry) gets his wish to start over again when he's magically transformed into his teenage self (Zac Efron of High School Musical). more...
  • Seventh Son
  • Seventh Son (PG-13)

    This Lord of the Rings knockoff is superior to any of Peter Jackson's Tolkein adaptations in that it's over in less than two hours; otherwise it's a loud, joyless mess. more...
  • Seventh Son 3D
  • Seventh Son 3D (PG-13)

    This Lord of the Rings knockoff is superior to any of Peter Jackson's Tolkein adaptations in that it's over in less than two hours; otherwise it's a loud, joyless mess. more...
  • The Shack (PG-13)

    Based on the Christian novel by William P. Young, this drama tells the story of a deeply troubled man (Sam Worthington) who meets God in a remote cabin in Oregon. more...
  • Shall We Dance? (PG-13)

    Its paper-thin characters turned into caricatures by egregious hamming, this 1996 Japanese comedy drama about shy ballroom dancers is sentimental goo and downright interminable. more...
  • The Shallows
  • The Shallows (PG-13)

    Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non-Stop) directed this nail-biter about a Texas surfer and medical school dropout (Blake Lively) who's terrorized by a great white shark in the waters off a secluded Mexican beach. more...
  • Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

    Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective became one of the great heroes in genre fiction precisely because he was so freakish: cold and methodical, Holmes was the dark underbelly of Victorian rationalism, his intellect so overdeveloped that he couldn't relate to anyone. more...
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13)

    I found this sequel more tolerable than Sherlock Holmes (2009), though I'm not sure whether it's actually better or I've just accepted the putrid idea of turning Arthur Conan Doyle's brainy detective into just another quipping action hero. more...