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Review: Being Flynn
Adaptations are always difficult to pull off, but this one had the extra baggage of being based on a lyrical book with chapter titles like "The Piss of God," and a tendency to jump back and forth through time as Flynn unpacks his life story.
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| March 09, 2012
Review: Crazy, Stupid Love
Despite a few hopeful moments, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's glib romantic comedy settles into the same smarmy stereotypes: women are mothers or whores, or some variation thereof, and that's all men are interested in.
Rehashing the same smarmy stereotypes
| July 29, 2011
Review: Elektra Luxx
Sebastián Gutiérrez joins the ranks of directors who have employed their wives or loved ones as sex objects in their pictures. Unfortunately, he has none of the talent of a Jean-Luc Godard or even a Brian De Palma.
Porn satire that's neither satiric nor sexy.
| March 11, 2011
Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety
Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
| January 21, 2011
Review: The Kids Are All Right
If you’re going to watch one sperm-donor comedy this year — and there are a few of them, including Jennifer Lopez’s The Back-Up Plan and Jennifer Aniston’s upcoming The Switch — make it Lisa Cholodenko’s charming, uplifting, and very funny subversio
Lisa Cholodenko Kids us not about family values
| July 16, 2010
One of the more ambitious genre filmmakers around, Atom Egoyan bravely takes on tawdry tales and tries to subvert them.
A polymorphously perverse tango of voyeurism
| March 26, 2010
30 Rock producer defends Julianne Moore's terrible Boston accent
NY Mag's Vulture blog tracked down 30 Rock producer Robert Carlock -- a former Harvard Lampoon editor, and thus someone who should know better --...
| January 26, 2010
Interview: Designer-turned-director Tom Ford on film, fashion, and lumberjack chic
Gucci mane: Tom FordFormer Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent creative director TOM FORD made the jump to Hollywood with his surprisingly well-received A SINGLE MAN, ...
| January 13, 2010
Review: A Single Man
Christopher Isherwood published his novel about a middle-aged homosexual grieving for a lost lover, the frank depiction of gay desire scandalized some readers.
Colin Firth stands alone
| December 25, 2009
The Fernando Meirelles–directed film is, of necessity, less literary and philosophical.
An old-fashioned disaster-movie yarn
| October 01, 2008
What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
| August 13, 2008
A conventional period piece about a lurid subject.
| June 11, 2008
If you know your Philip K. Dick, you know screen adaptations of his work are all over the map.
A pendantic thriller
| May 02, 2007
Zealots seem to eliminate homosexuality in the womb
The same gang that for decades has warred against any invasion of the womb in which a developing fetus resides now hopes to put a fetus on a sure road to heterosexuality.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| April 04, 2007
How would you respond to the prospect of no future generations? To the realization that human existence ends with the deaths of those now alive? Watch the trailer for Children of Men (QuickTime)
Cuarón isn’t kidding in Children of Men
| February 20, 2007
Earlier this year, this New York–based folkie had a handful of her songs featured in the Julianne Moore flick Trust the Man .
Annabella | Wrong
| December 11, 2006
You could call Bart Freundlich’s Manhattan romp about couples and relationships Men Behaving Badly 101 . Watch the trailer for Trust the Man (QuickTime)
Bart Freundlich on misbehaving men
| August 17, 2006
When I started off on the "summer of schlubs," I made a couple of rules.
The career of Patricia Clarkson
| July 06, 2006
A practiced hand in frivolity, director Joe Roth here moves on to something more serious: distilling Richard Price’s 700-page crime drama into a two-hour seesaw.
When a missing white boy, an alleged black carjacker, and mounting racial tensions collide
| February 14, 2006
Politics as usual?
Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
| January 26, 2006
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