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Review: Takers

Much of this LA-based actioner directed by John Luessenhop carries on like a generic TV crime drama propped up with a bristling score and rapid-fire flash cuts that redirect you from one disjointed situation to the next.
More like "Takers or Leavers"
By TOM MEEK  |  September 03, 2010

Review: The Losers

Why is it that if a child kills 25 bad guys, as in Kick-Ass , the movie gets rated R and arouses moral indignation, whereas if (SPOILER!) a bad guy kills 25 children, as in Sylvain White’s adaptation of the Andy Diggle graphic novel, the film gets a PG-
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 23, 2010

Review: Obsessed

As a troubled husband and wife, Idris Elba and Beyoncé Knowles don't lack for chemistry and credibility. You can't say as much for the film in which they play these roles.
Makes Fatal Attraction look like a masterpiece
By TOM MEEK  |  May 01, 2009

Botswana beauty

As any fan of traditional mysteries knows, a good detective must pay attention to details. And Precious Ramotswe, the founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, finds that truer than most.
HBO does Alexander McCall Smith proud
By CLEA SIMON  |  March 16, 2009

Hope springs infernal

Given the current economic climate, spring this year is a season more of dread than of hope for change.
Brimstone and buddy movies are on the Hollywood agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2009

This Christmas

Christmas movies have always meant boring white people going home to settle lifelong resentments and eat ham.
Hallmark cribbing
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  November 20, 2007


Daddy’s Little Girls

Tyler Perry secured two likable leads for his new film, and they make Daddy’s Little Girls more enjoyable than it has any right to be.
Not for real life
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  February 21, 2007