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Movie review: Want some philosophy with your action? You’ll love “Lucy”

First off, let’s just get this out of the way. No, you do not only use 10 percent of our brains — with the possible exception of when you are watching a Michael Bay movie.
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The List: Best bad movies ever

Forget “Sharknado 2.” Movies that try to be bad on purpose will never have the magic of movies that are accidentally terrible and still eminently watchable. As a connoisseur of so-bad-it’s-good cinema, here are my all-time favorites, from low-budget clunkers to ill-advised Hollywood projects.
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Movie review: Polanski looks to stage again in “Venus in Fur”

For his second film in a row, director Roman Polanski has adapted a Tony Award-winning play for the screen. “Venus in Fur” is more successful than his last attempt, the disappointing “Carnage” (a letdown despite a killer cast featuring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly).
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Movie review: Long-awaited “Garden State” follow-up not quite worth the wait

I’m not ashamed to admit my love for Zach Braff’s 2004 “Garden State” — even if some people think I should be.
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Staff Pick: “Life Itself” a moving look at Ebert’s life and death

I’ve been a movie critic for 14 years, and I don’t harbor any delusions about the importance of modern-day movie critics. I watch movies. I write my opinions about those movies in hopefully helpful — or at least entertaining — ways.
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