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Penguins of Madagascar

The pacing is so zany, the jokes are so rapid-fire and the sight gags are so inspired that it’s impossible not to get caught up…

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Horrible Bosses 2

The law of diminishing returns, which has afflicted so many comedy sequels over the years, strikes again in “Horrible Bosses 2,” further proving that just…

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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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Nick Schager is a NYC-area film critic and journalist who currently spends his days and nights (and late-late nights) churning out criticism and features for The Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Magazine’s Vulture, The A.V. Club, The Dissolve, Esquire, The Atlantic, SF Weekly, Film Journal International and Slant Magazine. During his scant free time, Nick has been known to obsess over the intricacies of "They Live" and recite dialogue with his two daughters from "Clifford."