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Review: Premium Rush
Note to the bike-porn fans at the Brattle: with all of its shots of toned, sweaty shoulder muscles arched over handlebars, you may be the only audience able to get off on this veloci-thriller.
David Koepp's veloci-thriller
| August 31, 2012
In 50/50 , Jonathan Levine, whose The Wackness (2008) showed a talent for sardonic comedy, makes a halfhearted attempt to raise Will Reiser's script (partly autobiographical) above clever stereotype.
An edgy concept, and a fine cast
| September 30, 2011
There's plenty to admire in Spencer Susser's feature debut, like the impressive cast — Rainn Wilson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, Piper Laurie — and the heartfelt intentions of Susser's dark coming-of-age tale.
| May 13, 2011
A haggard agent, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is plagued by hallucinations of his wife and children while searching for the truth about a hospital for the criminally insane. . . . I'm sorry, that's Shutter Island . Where was I?
Set the snooze alarm
| July 16, 2010
Review: GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
In the hands of director Stephen Sommers, who did better with the Mummy series, Joe looks like a cheap video game brightened by good actors.
If only they'd brought Mr. Potato Head into the mix.
| August 14, 2009
Review: (500) Days of Summer
"This is not a love story," (500) Days of Summer 's disembodied narrator tells us. That's mostly a lie.
An odd romantic comedy, but a romantic comedy nonetheless
| July 17, 2009
(10) days of celluloid
Among the many treats at last year's Maine International Film Festival were a future Oscar winner (James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire ) and one of the biggest art-house hits of 2008 (Scandinavian teen-vampire flick Let the Right One In ).
From the gridiron to gritty realism at the Maine International Film Festival
| July 10, 2009
Chris Pratt has it made: he’s a stud, he has a rich father, and he can score a goal from anywhere on the ice.
| March 29, 2007
A hard-boiled detective story in a contemporary Orange County setting, Rian Johnson’s debut feature holds a Surrealist mirror to the truth about high school.
Noir goes Orange County
| April 07, 2006
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