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Review: Seven Psychopaths
As in his debut In Bruges , Martin McDonagh here plays self-reflexive games while undermining the gangster genre.
| October 12, 2012
Review: Total Recall
For a writer who has defined contemporary paranoia, Philip K. Dick hasn't had luck with the adaptations of his work.
Loud, humorless, and devoid of irony
| August 10, 2012
Review: Fright Night
Set in the sun-bleached city of sin, Las Vegas — where many of the strip's denizens are already dead inside — Fright Night plays upon elements of darkness and indulgence.
Friendly neighborhood vampire
| August 19, 2011
Review: Horrible Bosses
After two comedies, it's clear Seth Gordon is good at making . . . documentaries.
| July 15, 2011
Love in a Neil Jordan film is almost always impossible: a guy falls for another man’s wife, or for his own mother, or (unwittingly) for another guy, or for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Mysterious mer-woman takes up with a fisherman
| June 25, 2010
Review: Crazy Heart
Every great actor has at least one washed-up, alcoholic, award-winning-country-singer role in him. For Jeff Bridges, it's "Bad" Blake, a former C&W legend now reduced to playing bowling alleys and dive bars in tiny towns in the Southwest.
Country discomfort: Jeff Bridges can't be beat
| January 08, 2010
Review: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Few filmmakers have suffered from the life-imitates-art phenomenon as has Terry Gilliam.
Ledger-demain: Gilliam leaves nothing to the Imaginarium
| January 08, 2010
Lite at the end of the tunnel?
If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
| January 01, 2010
Five goodies coming out of Cannes
Five films to watch for
| May 29, 2009
Pride and Glory
Here comes director Gavin O’Connor ( Miracle ) to demonstrate that threatening a baby — especially with a hot iron — will never be acceptable.
Overwrought, derivative police procedural
| October 28, 2008
Mediæval morality play
It’s location, location, location for Martin McDonagh.
In Bruges is a good place to be
| February 06, 2008
Well, as we used to say about the Sox and can still say about Woody Allen movies, there’s always next year.
| January 16, 2008
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
They're watching you
A guide for privacy for Mainers and beyond.
Bugged Levis, unauthorized sex tapes, leaked medical records — is nothing sacred anymore?
| August 30, 2006
A Mann's world
Just because Michael Mann, the producer of Miami Vice back in the ‘80s, is the guy behind the big-screen adaptation, it doesn’t mean he has any reverence or nostalgia for his old series. Watch the trailer for Miami Vice (QuickTime)
Atmosphere floats Miami Vice
| July 28, 2006
Crossword: 'Named, yet unnamed'
Everyday people you'll never meet
| June 07, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
Ask the Dust
Robert Towne’s labor of love pays homage to a much-romanticized literary tradition, that of American fiction writing of the 1930s.
Study of writers feels too warm and fuzzy
| March 14, 2006
The devil and his demons
Vinny Paz struts into the charity fundraiser for the special olympics at the Rhode Island Convention Center in a slick, gray pinstripe suit, with gold hoop earrings in his ears.
After blowing the millions he made as a boxer, Vinny Paz tries to find his way back
RICHARD C. LEWIS
| March 09, 2006
Politics as usual?
Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
| January 26, 2006
Stuck in the shallows
The New World begins and ends with water, imagery that makes it clear where director Terrence Malick, in his much-anticipated follow-up to 1998’s The Thin Red Line , is coming from.
Terrence Malick’s The New World
| January 19, 2006
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