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Movies: A Separation

A Separation (playing at the Kentucky Theatre) is a masterpiece, but it's unassuming and unpretentious in a way that praise like that usually doesn't...

Weekend Movies: The Hunger Games

by Raj Ranade A series of questions regarding The Hunger Games: -          No one likes the literalists who turn their noses up at entire films just because...

Weekend Movies: 21 Jump Street

by Raj Ranade Movie remakes of old TV shows usually strike a balance between reverence for and gentle mockery of their sources - sometimes it...

Hot and Not on DVD: March

by Raj Ranade You’d be forgiven, after the more-terrible-than-usual slog that was this year’s Oscar ceremony, for never wanting to think about the films of...

Ace Weekly’s Official Oscar Night Predictions

by Raj Ranade If you're not a reader of Hollywood trade weeklies, you are A) a better-adjusted human being than I, and B) probably unaware...

Weekend Movies: The Grey, Shame

by Raj Ranade "You're going to die," says Ottway to the man. The blood spilling from the man's severed artery suggests that this is true....

Movies: The Artist, Haywire

by Raj Ranade First off: if you've never seen a silent movie (which I suspect is true for a lot of people reading), head to...

Movies: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

This review appears on page 12 of the January 12 print edition of Ace. by Raj Ranade When a critic compares a movie to a video...

Movies: Young Adult

by Raj Ranade Movie direction is basically a process of seduction, and Jason Reitman has had a traditional tendency to come on too strong. Reitman's...

Weekend Movies: Melancholia

by Raj Ranade Don't let the movie star glamour and swooning operatic lyricism of Lars von Trier's Melancholia (playing at the Kentucky Theatre) fool you...