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Review: Repo Men
Miguel Sapochnik's adaptation of Eric Garcia's novel The Repossession Mambo offers a twisted take on the subprime mess.
| March 19, 2010
Crossword: ''Who Wants Crabs?''
We got 'em right here!
We got 'em right here!
| March 12, 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
Review: Sherlock Holmes
In its own way an ideal holiday blockbuster for the moderately educated, the new light-footed overhaul of Sherlock Holmes is three parts self-satisfied mixer to one part hard storytelling, and if anything, the film's popular trailers should have deterred
Boys will be boys
| December 25, 2009
Five goodies coming out of Cannes
Five films to watch for
| May 29, 2009
A Girl Cut in Two
The title of Claude Chabrol’s 2007 black comic morality tale — La fille coupée en deux — serves as a playful reminder of the role women usually play on the screen.
| September 04, 2008
Think Carlton Fisk and Thurman Munson.
Michael Caine remaking Michael Caine
| October 17, 2007
Breaking and Entering
What with the Downs-syndrome boy in Notes on a Scandal and now the autistic girl in Anthony Minghella’s Breaking and Entering , maybe the Brits are coming up with a subgenre of the family melodrama in which a spouse is driven to infidelity by a mental
Pretensions do not pay off
| February 07, 2007
Fractured fairy tales
Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
| December 28, 2006
A reminder to all producers: alluding to iconic romantic comedies in a bid for legitimacy can be a dangerous game, even when you have appealing stars. Watch the trailer for The Holiday (QuickTime)
A safe box office bet
| December 06, 2006
Off with their heads
The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
| October 20, 2006
Zaillian gives a workout to the elements that make this book such a favorite with high-school English teachers: the neat symbolism, the themes of good and evil, guilt and innocence. But the ideas remain abstract. Watch the trailer for All the King's M
Steve Zaillian can’t put All the King’s Men together again
| September 22, 2006
If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
| September 13, 2006
In this masturbative inanity, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo who scripted Scary Movie , spoof recent romantic staples like Hitch , Bridget Jones , and My Big Fat Greek Wedding .
Dumb, dumb-dumb-dumb, dumb
| February 23, 2006
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