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Big Fat Whale
The hallowed formula for an Oscar Best Picture nomination — legendary figure, pat rise and fall scenario, overproduced visuals and music, a showboating performance from a name actor, reassuring platitudes — falls flat in what is Mira Nair’s worst picture
| October 23, 2009
Review: Land of the Lost
Even Matt Lauer deserves a better fate than to watch his career die at the hands of Brad Silbering.
Will Ferrell bottoms out
| June 05, 2009
Review: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
In the three years since last he was on screen, Ben Stiller's bored night guard, Larry Daley, has become a well-to-do hawker of infomercial crap, but he's still not in the right place.
Dusting off the same old display cases
| May 22, 2009
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
As always with Porter, you can expect intelligence in the writing and insights into the bio subject.
A darker-than-usual take on the author
| September 09, 2008
Fly Me to the Moon
First chimps and now bugs get to go into orbit — that’s right, the title of this film refers to the common housefly.
Doesn't muster much buzz
| August 13, 2008
Lamb may insist he’s an everyman — “My heart is valve and ventricle and flesh” — but this Brown Bird truly soars.
Brown Bird return on the spring winds with an aching beauty
| April 16, 2008
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