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Comedian Patton Oswalt tackles his most honest role yet

He’s a proclaimed atheist, pop culture enthusiast and voice actor dabble-ist (from “The Fairly OddParents” to the lead role of Remy in “Ratatouille”). He’s known for his role as Star Trek-nerd, Spence in “The King of Queens” and most significantly known for his flourishing stand-up career. Ladies and gentlemen, this
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Top 10 Films of the Year

10. “Jane Eyre” A girl stumbles across the wild and stormy moors, gasping for breath. This is pretty much a requisite scene in all adaptations of “Jane Eyre,” but rarely are we thrown into it in the first few minutes of film, as in this latest interpretation from Cary Fukunaga.
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Scorched Earth

There is something about the American South, with its decaying social mores and weary livers, that we are inexplicably drawn to, like that dark and drawling stranger in the back of the bar, hidden by smoke. Perhaps it’s because we, too, have fallen on hard times, settled for banality and
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‘Immortals’ falls into action movie platitudes

A few times during the screening of “Immortals,” the audience would emit a collective awkward laugh, and not in response to a joke made by the stoic Henry Cavill, who plays the lead hero Theseus. Rather, certain attempts at melodrama would brush the surface of comedy, as when Freida Pinto’s virgin
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A Matter of Life and Death

Only a bulletproof glass window stands between Werner Herzog and Michael Perry, a 28-year-old death row inmate executed eight days after their interview. But Herzog, perhaps the most humane and methodical filmmaker of our time, is able to break the glass, to penetrate into the soul of a man who
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