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Review: The Rum Diary

It's neat seeing Depp, more than a decade after his balding Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , as the younger Hunter S. Thompson, softening mannerisms later made brittle with cocaine, even if the performance is all surface.
Depp as the younger Hunter S. Thompson
By ANN LEWINSON  |  October 28, 2011

Review: Battle: Los Angeles

This alien-invasion thriller feels like something Jerry Bruckheimer might whip up if the Army asked him to take on its "Be All That You Can Be" campaign.
Jerry Bruckheimer's version of a "Be All You Can Be" PSA
By TOM MEEK  |  March 18, 2011

Review: Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole takes its title from a graphic novel about alternate realities written by one of the film's characters.
In a parallel universe this might be a much better movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 24, 2010

Review: Love Happens

Half an hour into the screening of this tearjerker from Brandon Camp, three women exited. They made the right choice.
Melodrama also happens
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 25, 2009

Darkness falls in the Dark Knight

“The night is darkest just before the dawn,” says District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight .
Scars run deep in Christopher Nolan’s Götterdämmerung
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 16, 2008

No Reservations

The give-and-take among the three leads takes the cake.
The side dishes make the feast
By TOM MEEK  |  July 24, 2007


Body dabble

At times Brian De Palma shows signs of the genius some attribute to him. Watch the trailer for The Black Dahlia (QuickTime)
Brian De Palma makes a mess of The Black Dahlia
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

New to DVD: December, 20 2006

Plus the Black Dahlia and The Last Kiss .
  The Descent, Factotum, Jackass: Number Two
By NEW TO DVD  |  December 19, 2006

Conversations With Other Women

Hans Canosa’s novelty flick consists of two gimmicks. Watch the trailer for Conversations With Other Women  (QuickTime)
A familiar story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

Pie-eyed optimists

We’ve come a long way from Dr. Strangelove when softballs like Thank You for Smoking and V for Vendetta pose as political satire.
American Dreamz needs more nightmare
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006

Thank You For Smoking

As Nick Naylor, chief lobbyist for Big Tobacco, Aaron Eckhart tempers his gleefully loathsome persona from Neil LaBute’s In the Company of Men with a seductively serpentine charm and wit.
Satire gets some things right, begs for a point of view
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 22, 2006


Lucky strike

How to hype a film about the comic exploits of a chief Big Tobacco spokesman that avoids taking sides?
Jason Reitman starts smoking
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 22, 2006

Seasonal adjustment

After weeks of tormenting audiences with gems like Failure To Launch and The Shaggy Dog , Hollywood seems ready to shake off the Oscar doldrums and unveil its spring collection.
Hollywood springs back
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006