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  • Morbid and droll in the manner of several other recent Scandinavian exports, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared rarely manages to also be funny. Allan Karlsson, the centenarian in question, is played by...

  • As both a musical genre and a subculture, heavy metal has always lent itself to exaggerated depictions. It's easy to dismiss any art form that takes itself so seriously, and most of the reductive metal send-ups have been well deserved. But what's...

  • Adapted from Amy-Jo Albany's memoir about growing up with her father, Joe, the jazz pianist best known for playing with Charlie Parker, Low Down stars John Hawkes and Elle Fanning as a father-daughter duo with a lot of love and even more...

  • The Purge had a big idea -- a near-future in which "any and all crime, including murder" is made legal one night a year -- but limited its focus to an upscale family's failure to insulate itself from the government-sanctioned carnage. Now...

  • Rare is the onscreen hit man who isn't secretly yearning for something more from life. With few exceptions, even the most malicious contact killer need only commit an especially heinous act for his deep-seated feelings of emptiness to catch up...

  • Comedies about the battle of the sexes tend to have one clear loser: the audience. Driven by an oppositional view of romance that proved outmoded and seldom funny, Think Like a Man introduced us to six men living in Los Angeles and their...