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  • Adam Carolla mines his own career trajectory for worn-out dramedic pap in Road Hard, in which the comedian plays autobiographical proxy Bruce, a former host of The Bro Show who now flounders about doing stand-up in obscure clubs...

  • Two Bond villains and Eva Green walk into a Western, and they emerge with a rugged — if far from revolutionary — old-school horse-opera throwback. Having long since ditched the Dogme 95 precepts that guided his breakout 2000 feature,...

  • Taking a break from crafting self-conscious homages to '80s horror, writer-director Adam Green (Hatchet) goes to the faux-documentary well for Digging Up the Marrow, in which the filmmaker (playing himself) embarks on a...

  • Far outpacing their animated and live-action brethren, this year's Oscar-nominated documentary shorts offer wrenching views on death, dislocation, hardship and loss. Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry's Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1...

  • Of the five live-action entries in this year's Oscar-nominated shorts, the most insufferable is Aya, an Israeli import about a woman who, while waiting at the airport, is asked to temporarily hold a limo driver's sign, and then decides to...

  • This year's Oscar-nominated animated shorts boast no true marvel, though that's hardly damning. Of the five, it's the Disney-imprinted Feast that hews the closest to familiar aesthetics, utilizing a beautiful CG style — think...