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Let’s review when and why we’re praising Ethan Hawke . In the overrated “Boyhood”—that debate is over, but I’m never going to mention that movie without including the word “overrated”—he earned an Oscar nomination for an OK performance that never seemed like an actor disappearing into a role. He was still the quick-talking, uncertain character we’ve seen him play before. Though he was better than the stiff Patricia Arquette , who should return ...
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Martin Starr (“Silicon Valley,” “This is the End”) may not fit many people’s concept of a leading man. In what sort of amounts to a lead-ish role in “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” though, the actor demonstrates compassion and natural, restrained appeal. I’d love to see someone give him a chance with something even more prominent.
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The story of substance abuse has been done roughly a billion times. Yet the SXSW award-winning “Animals,” set and filmed in Chicago, has confidence and authenticity to spare.
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Let’s review when and why we’re praising Ethan Hawke . In the overrated “Boyhood”—that debate is over, but I’m never going to mention that movie without including the word “overrated”—he earned an Oscar nomination for an OK performance that never seemed like an actor disappearing into a role. He was still the quick-talking, uncertain character we’ve seen him play before. Though he was better than the stiff Patricia Arquette , who should return ...
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You might think that title’s a joke. Many Westerns are slow. Is this the first in a series of parodies, soon to feature “Loud Comedy” and “Stupid Action”?
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If we’re going to criticize Adam Sandler for his movies that push minorities to the side (and we are), “Pitch Perfect 2” deserves the same evaluation. A cappella commentators (John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks , the latter botching her feature directorial debut) say bigoted things about minorities, and the joke never feels like it’s on the ignorant hosts. Meanwhile, the non-white members of the Barden Bellas are nothing but comic relief...
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Black’s feeble attempt to make Dan funny and relatably wounded should inspire the executive who felt the actor needed a comeback to call whomever he/she needs to and mutter, “Never mind.”
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Matt Pais is the RedEye movie critic and music editor. Weekly contributor to NBC-5 news and WGN radio 720.
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    Movie critic, music editor
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Matt Pais is the RedEye movie critic and music editor. Weekly contributor to NBC-5 news. Buffalo sauce consumer.
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Matt Pais is the RedEye movie critic and music editor. Weekly contributor to NBC-5 news. Find me @mattpais on Twitter.
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Rashida Jones likes me; Harrison Ford doesn't.
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Journalism, 2001 - 2005
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