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Review: Robot & Frank
Frank Langella adds to his string of understated, riveting performances in this gentle, incisive comedy.
A gentle, incisive comedy
| August 24, 2012
Review: Straw Dogs
Remaking, polishing, and in effect housebreaking what should've remained untamed and feral, Rod Lurie's new version of the Peckinpah classic follows the original's story beats closely, and so the devil is in the details.
Rod Lurie's new version of the Peckinpah classic
| September 23, 2011
This candy-colored, candy-pushing combo of animation and live action imagines an Easter Bunny who's a cross between Santa Claus and Willy Wonka and an Easter with no mention of the Passion of the You Know Who.
Candy-colored, candy-pushing combo of animation and live action
| April 01, 2011
Review: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
If you missed C&D1 , not to worry — few of the original cast are back.
Because the kiddies really need a spoof of Silence of the Lambs
| July 30, 2010
Review: Death at a Funeral
Once the enfant terrible of misogynistic movies (see 1997’s In the Company of Men ), Neil LaBute has moved on to remakes. His take on a 1973 horror classic ( The Wicker Man ) is either classically horrible or classically brilliant.
Farce in the age of Obama
| April 23, 2010
Review: The Box
First-semester social-science students would wince at the overreaching metaphors in Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly’s latest Rorschach test.
David Kelly boxes himself in
| November 13, 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
Sex Drive doesn’t venture anywhere new, but it makes the same old scenery amusing again.
The usual preoccupation with nut sacks and virgins
| October 15, 2008
Wicked (cartoon) witch sends adorable fairy-tale princess down a rabbit hole and she’s deposited, suddenly human, in present-day Times Square.
Better than generic holiday fare
| November 20, 2007
Anna Wintour's hair tells all
By the time you read this, the frenzied seven days that are New York Fashion Week will be drawing to a close.
Why an editor’s locks are more revealing than her covers
| September 06, 2007
Bryan to Brett
“You can’t make everybody happy.”
X-Men changes directors
| May 23, 2006
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