Review: ‘Logan’ Is a Slash to the Skull, in a Good Way

Logan is the third standalone film for Hugh Jackman’s knife-fisted X-Men maverick Wolverine, completing the weary trilogy with something fans have long waited to see: Wolverine’s adamantium claws slashing through human skulls like they were piñatas. Yes, we’re in hard-R territory here, with Mr. Logan (and others) doing fatal, bloody damage to numerous people, swearing

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Review: Unsettling Swiss Medical Practices Abound in ‘A Cure for Wellness’

Gore Verbinski has directed three Pirates of the Caribbean movies and The Lone Ranger, plus The Ring, Rango, and Mousehunt, as well as under-seen gems The Mexican and The Weather Man. With such a varied resume that includes remakes and adaptations, it’s hard to pin down Verbinski’s own aesthetics. What is HE interested in? I’ve always

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Review: Scorsese Takes Christianity to Medieval Japan in ‘Silence’

Martin Scorsese works with two of his favorite themes in Silence — Catholicism and violence — but not in the way he’s done in the past. Slowly paced and, yes, often quiet, Scorsese’s adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed 1966 novel has the contemplative mood of a Terrence Malick film, or one of Werner Herzog’s madmen-in-jungles adventures,

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Your 2017 Movie Preview

Exciting news, movie fans! Remember how there were movies in 2016? Well, if the rumors we’re hearing are true, there are also going to be movies in 2017. A lot of them — maybe even 30. To help prepare your body and mind for this eventuality, we have compiled a schedule of the highlights. All

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