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Love is Strange

It’s so easy to get the wrong idea of what this movie is. First off there’s that terrible title, the only thing about Love is Strange that I disliked. It sets us up for a story about characters and situations that are bizarre or disturbing, when in fact just the opposite is true.

The Skeleton Twins

“Saturday Night Live” fans (assuming there still are any) will probably get the wrong impression when they see that this film stars SNL alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. The film is not lacking for humor, but it’s not a comedy, as it makes clear from the get-go.

The Equalizer

It’s been a good month for fans of adult crime dramas, what with The Drop and A Walk Among the Tombstones. The Equalizer makes for a trilogy that forms several continuums: budget, star power, character development verses special effects, and of course box office potential. It’s the least successful of the three films, though likely to be the biggest hit, and probably plays better than it ought to if you’ve let the other two warm you up for this kind of thing.

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