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  • 'Endgame' review: Predictable chess drama

    'Endgame' review: Predictable chess drama

    The latest in what seems like a recent spate of chess movies, "Endgame" stars Rico Rodriguez (Manny on TV's "Modern Family") as José Perez, a Texas middle-schooler with age-old problems. The otherwise congenial film plays itself to a draw because of flat characters and a script that overdoes the...

  • 'Pan' review: Grim, bizarre prequel

    'Pan' review: Grim, bizarre prequel

    In "Pan," young Peter learns he can fly in the grimmest possible context, as he plummets to his presumptive death after being kicked, viciously, off a plank hundreds of feet above a rock quarry. In the new film directed by Joe Wright, Neverland lies high above the clouds as usual, but much of its...

  • 'Time Out of Mind' review: High on style, low on story

    'Time Out of Mind' review: High on style, low on story

    Acclaimed writer-director Oren Moverman has used the goodwill he amassed with such films as "The Messenger" and "Rampart" to assemble an all-star cast for the homelessness drama "Time Out of Mind." Richard Gere stars as George Hammond, a man down and out on the streets of New York, with Jena Malone...

  • 'Yakuza Apocalypse' review: Genre mash-up flounders

    'Yakuza Apocalypse' review: Genre mash-up flounders

    The road home is a downhill slide for Nipponese genre kingpin Takashi Miike. A supposed "return to origins," his vampire-gangster action-comedy "Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld" is a lazily executed dud padded out with infantile pranks, shambolic plot turns and knockabout action....