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We Are the Best!

We Are the Best! Movie Review

UNRATED, 102 m., 2013

Mira Barkhammar (Bobo), Mira Grosin (Klara), Liv LeMoyne (Hedvig), Johan Liljemark (Kenneth), Mattias Wiberg (Roger), Jonathan Salomonsson (Elis), Alvin Strollo (Mackan), Anna Rydgren (Bobos mamma), Peter Eriksson (Bobos pappa). Directed by Lukas Moodysson and produced by Lars Jönsson. Screenplay by Moodysson (in Swedish), based on a story by Coco Moodysson.

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Night Moves

Night Moves Movie Review

R, 112 m., 2013

Jesse Eisenberg (Josh), Dakota Fanning (Dena), Peter Sarsgaard (Harmon), Alia Shawkat (Surprise), Logan Miller (Dylan), Katherine Waterston (Anne), James Le Gros (Feed Factory Clerk). Directed by Kelly Reichardt and produced by Saemi Kim, Neil Kopp, Chris Maybach, Anish Savjani, Rodrigo Teixeira. Screenplay by Jonathan Raymond (as Jon Raymond) & Reichardt.

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A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West Movie Review

R, 116 m., 2014

Seth MacFarlane (Albert), Charlize Theron (Anna), Amanda Seyfried (Louise), Liam Neeson (Clinch), Giovanni Ribisi (Edward), Neil Patrick Harris (Foy), Sarah Silverman (Ruth), Wes Studi (Cochise), Evan Jones (Lewis). Directed by Seth MacFarlane and produced by Jason Clark, MacFarlane, and Scott Stuber. Screenplay by MacFarlane & Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild.

From the big, expansive shots of Monument Valley, home to so many classic Westerns by John Ford, to the rousing opening score and the larger-than-life titles with a golden, sunburned hue, Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West seems to be setting us up for a non-ironical take on the old-fashioned American genre. MacFarlane being MacFarlane, however, this cannot last. Of course, this will be a Blazing Saddles-esque attempt at skewering the genre MacFarlane seems bent on recreating.

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Maleficent

Maleficent Movie Review

PG, 97 m., 2014

Angelina Jolie (Maleficent), Elle Fanning (Aurora), Juno Temple (Thistletwit), Sharlto Copley (Stefan), Imelda Staunton (Knotgrass), Sam Riley (Diaval), Jamie Sives (Shepherd (uncredited)), Lesley Manville (Flittle)Directed by Robert Stromberg and produced by Joe Roth. Screenplay by Linda Woolverton.

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Filth

Filth Movie Review

R, 97 m., 2013

James McAvoy (Bruce), Jamie Bell (Lennox), Eddie Marsan (Bladesey), Imogen Poots (Drummond), Brian McCardie (Gillman), Emun Elliott (Inglis), Joanne Froggatt (Mary), Jim Broadbent (Dr. Rossi), Kate Dickie (Chrissie), Shirley Henderson (Bunty), Martin Compston (Gorman), Iain De Caestecker (Ocky). Directed by Jon S. Baird and produced by Mark Amin, Christian Angermayer, Baird, Will Clarke, Stephen Mao, Ken Marshall, James McAvoy, Jens Meurer, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler. Screenplay by Baird, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh.

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Chef

Chef Movie Review

R, 114 m., 2014

Jon Favreau (Carl Casper), John Leguizamo (Martin), Bobby Cannavale (Tony), Emjay Anthony (Percy), Scarlett Johansson (Molly), Dustin Hoffman (Riva), Sofía Vergara (Inez), Oliver Platt (Ramsey Michel), Amy Sedaris (Jen), Robert Downey Jr. (Marvin). Directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Sergei Bespalov, Favreau, and Karen Gilchrist. Screenplay by Favreau.

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