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  • Review: 'Furious 7'
    Review: 'Furious 7'

    Under the hood, we're all Vin Diesel, trying to live a meaningful life a quarter-mile at a time. Yet the film series begun in the pre-9/11 era with "The Fast and the Furious" has sustained itself through weak sequels and exuberant ones, and has become not a drag race but the Indy 500 of the...

  • Review: 'Woman in Gold'
    Review: 'Woman in Gold'

    In "Woman in Gold," a paint-by-numbers account of a gorgeous Klimt and its tortured history of ownership, there's really no other word for what Helen Mirren is doing in certain reaction shots, out of subtle interpretive desperation: mugging. She's mugging. She is a sublimely talented performer,...

  • Review: 'Above and Beyond'
    Review: 'Above and Beyond'

    Jewish-American World War II veterans wearing Nazi gear and flying repurposed Messerschmitts for the newly formed country of Israel — it might be the dramatic highlight of a period film by Steven Spielberg. But that paradox-rich episode is among the first-person recollections in the...

  • Review: 'Get Hard'
    Review: 'Get Hard'

    An awful lot of "Get Hard" depends on gay-panic humor of a weirdly squirmy and dated sort, making you wonder if this new Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart mystery might best be viewed alongside reissues of "Cruising" and "Norman … Is That You?"

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