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Lately Garry Marshall has shown a certain genius for turning miserable holidays into terrible movies.
Feast of forced fun
| December 09, 2011
This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after the Oscar nominations announcements, getting fewer prognostications wrong - four - than my usual...
| January 25, 2011
Innocence lost, but not forgotten
In film, the demands of art and of history are often in conflict. The aptly-titled Conviction , opening this Friday in theaters, is the rare feature film that satisfies both demands.
HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND KYLE SMEALLIE
| October 15, 2010
Bristol’s crusading lawyer goes Hollywood
If you haven’t heard of Betty Anne Waters, the Bristol pub owner and single mother of two who put herself through college and law school in a nearly three-decade crusade to overturn her brother’s murder conviction, you will soon.
| July 16, 2010
Crossword: ''It's a Tough Job''
But you totally get used to it.
But you totally get used to it.
| February 26, 2010
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
We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
| September 18, 2009
Shuffling off to infamy
Tasering Donte . Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it?
Buffalo doesn't have a counterfeiting problem — but it does need to curb its bad Bills
| April 24, 2009
P.S. I Love You
Gerry is the perfect dead man, showing up shirtless à la Ghost or in stagy flashbacks.
A middling effort for Hilary Swank
| December 19, 2007
Mixing CSI talk with a lot of evangelical mumbo-jumbo, this over-serious eye candy keeps you on the edge of your seat but never freaks you out.
Over-serious eye candy
| April 11, 2007
It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
Working out the kinks
| March 12, 2007
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
| February 20, 2007
Based on a true story, this Dangerous Minds retread stars Hilary Swank as a naive teacher in Los Angeles who takes a misfit group of gangbangers and dealers and teaches them about poetry, life . . . and Anne Frank.
Classroom concentration camp
| January 03, 2007
Are you kidding us?
Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| July 19, 2006
Crossword: 'The choice is yours'
Make decisions, find your destiny.
| June 28, 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
Duncan Tucker’s debut feature stars Desperate Housewives ’ Felicity Huffman as the pre-operative transsexual Bree.
| January 19, 2006
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