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Vacation

Minute to minute, one of the most repellent, mean-spirited gross-out comedies it’s ever been my squirmy displeasure to sit through.

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Staten Island Summer

They don’t make movies that seem to purposefully waste the talents of current “SNL” stars much any more. Well, except for this one.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Ben Kenigsberg edited the film section of Time Out Chicago from 2011 to 2013 and served as a staff critic for the magazine beginning in 2006. Once a mainstay in the Village Voice film pages, he has also written for Slate, L.A. Weekly, The A.V. Club, Indiewire, In These Times, The New York Sun, and Time Out New York. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

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Elysium

(2013)

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Smash and Grab

(2013)

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Broken

(2013)

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Grabbers

(2012)