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  • ‘The Boy Next Door’: Get a fence

    January 22, 2015


    How can J-Lo ignore “The Boy Next Door”? She can’t, obviously, because he’s a blazing wackjob with an erotic obsession for his new neighbor. In this low-voltage thriller by Rob Cohen, she’s Claire Peterson, a high school English teacher (you can tell she’s smart because she wears glasses) whose cheating husband (John Corbett) is trying to regain her [...] More »

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  • Jeremy Irons take his tribute in stride

    December 9, 2014


      Jeremy Irons reclines in a hidden corner of a restaurant on the grounds of Marrakech’s lavish La Mamounia hotel, sipping a warm glass of sweet mint tea. The sun is sinking and there’s a nip in the air, so he’s moved inside from a courtyard where he’d been doing a TV interview. But he admits he’s been [...] More »


  • 2014: My favorite films of the year

    December 29, 2014

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    I spent years as a critic waiting eagerly for the end of each year, when I could finally (and with great deliberation) craft my 10-best list of movies for the year. No longer. Ten-best lists are, I’m afraid, a dime a dozen. Everybody has their own – and anyone can argue with every one of them. Which is why I [...] More »