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Review: High School
A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner, High School is just as inane and ignorant as the Reefer Madness -style films it aims to satirize.
Inane and ignorant
| June 08, 2012
Eight archetypical soldiers and killers awaken, disoriented, falling through the sky, slow-opening parachutes strapped to their backs.
Can't get the Governator? Cast a real actor!
| July 16, 2010
Like its synthetic creature, Dren (Delphine Chanéac), Vincenzo Natali’s unwieldy but provocative thriller recombines DNA from many different movie and literary sources.
Splitting heirs: Variety is the life of Splice
| June 04, 2010
Bowdoin International Music Festival 2009
STUDY THE CLASSICS Portland's kind of dead today, so let's go to Brunswick. The Bowdoin International Music Festival is one of the many big-deal...
| July 01, 2009
Review: The Brothers Bloom
Some have criticized Rian Johnson for being too clever in his follow-up to the overpraised Brick , but I think it's his cuteness that's the problem.
Too much nudging and winking
| May 22, 2009
Cadillac Records writer/director Darnell Martin lets the music speak for itself
Music speaks volumes
| December 11, 2008
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
| September 08, 2008
Halfway through Wes Anderson’s picaresque train ride through India, everything stops.
Darjeeling is limited but rewarding
| October 03, 2007
Die Another Day
How often do you get a second chance at making a first impression? In Hollywood, it’s likely never.
Director Richard Shepard hopes The Matador revives his career, too
| January 05, 2006
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