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Caryn James

Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde in Paul Haggis' Maddening, Self-Important 'Third Person'

  • By Caryn James
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  • June 20, 2014 8:48 AM
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Does Paul Haggis take us for idiots, or does he actually believe that this pretentious, simplistic film has any substance? Is he cynical or deluded? Either way, the result is the same: 'Third Person' is overwrought and vapid.

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in the Fierce, Suspenseful 'The Rover'

  • By Caryn James
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  • June 13, 2014 8:56 AM
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Guy Pearce purposefully hunts down thieves in David Michod's arresting and tense film -- part thriller, part warning of dystopia -- striding the dust like a character from an old Western.

'Edge of Tomorrow': Tom Cruise Time Travels, But Do We Want Him Back?

  • By Caryn James
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  • June 2, 2014 8:59 AM
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'Edge of Tomorrow', or 'Groundhog Day Meets Alien,' is relatively good -- that is, relative to Tom Cruise's recent, unwatchable movies like 'Oblivion.' This one has terrific action scenes orchestrated in rich 3D by director Doug Liman and cinematographer Dion Beebe.

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