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Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ dazzles in 3-D December Issue 3 2011

Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ dazzles in 3-D

Having been revered as a master for decades and functioning at the top of his game as he approaches 70, Martin Scorsese would seem to have nothing else to prove.

Beginning of the end in “laughable” ‘Breaking Dawn’ November Issue 4 2011

Beginning of the end in “laughable” ‘Breaking Dawn’

“Laughable” probably isn’t the word the makers of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1”...

'In Time' is slick but repetitive sci-fi November Issue 1 2011

'In Time' is slick but repetitive sci-fi

With “In Time,” writer-director Andrew Niccol takes a clever, compelling idea — that time is currency and you can buy your way to immortality or die broke — and beats it into the ground.

Shannon is tremendous in ‘Take Shelter’ October Issue 1 2011

Shannon is tremendous in ‘Take Shelter’

The first thing you notice are the skies. They can be vast and blue or ominous and gray; they send sheets of rain that shatter the sun’s rays, with thick drops that glisten with the yellowy sheen of motor oil.

Nothing special about 'Killer Elite' September Issue 1 2011

Nothing special about 'Killer Elite'

Head butts would seem to hurt, right?

‘The Debt’ a surprisingly classy, well-made thriller September Issue 1 2011

‘The Debt’ a surprisingly classy, well-made thriller

Classy, solid and well-acted, “The Debt” is a rare bit of meaty, intelligent filmmaking during the ordinarily dreary final days of summer.

Don’t fear ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ September Issue 1 2011

Don’t fear ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

Size shouldn’t matter when it comes to scary creatures.

Hollywood outdoes itself on superb 'Help' September Issue 1 2011

Hollywood outdoes itself on superb 'Help'

A class act such as “The Help” is rare enough in Hollywood.

Uneven ‘30 Minutes‘ feels way longer September Issue 1 2011

Uneven ‘30 Minutes‘ feels way longer

If this has indeed been The Summer of the R-Rated Comedy, with each new movie striving to one-up its predecessors in getting down and dirty, then we’re going out with a whimper with “30 Minutes or Less.” And that’s ironic, given that the movie is all about something — or someone — going out with a bang.