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miranda julys new flick, the future

Review: The Future

First of all let me confess that I'm a sucker for a cute, sad little kitten, especially one with a bum leg; like little Paw Paw, a miserable shelter stray with renal problems and a tiny cast, whom I found the most appealing character for much of Miranda
Miranda July's shaggy kitten story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 05, 2011
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Review: X-Men: First Class

"Mutant and proud!" indeed
"Mutant and proud!" indeed
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 10, 2011
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Review: Louder Than A Bomb

The kids whom Jacobs and Siskel have chosen for us to watch are so enthralling, with such remarkable life stories, that their autobiographical poems have actual power.

By GERALD PEARY  |  June 03, 2011
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Review: Yellowbrickroad

Directors Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton appear to be trying to avoid the stereotypical standard horror-movie schlocker and do something more ambitious.

By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 03, 2011
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Review: City of Life and Death

Shot in opulent black and white, the atrocities never cease.

By TOM MEEK  |  June 03, 2011
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Review: Kung Fu Panda 2

The original cast is back, but is there anything left to the story?

By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 27, 2011

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Review: L'amour Fou

Pierre Thoretton's lugubrious portrait of the late Yves Saint Laurent (he died in 2008) begins with a 2002 press conference in which the iconic designer announced his retirement from the world of fashion.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 27, 2011
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Review: Midnight in Paris

Yet this tartly ironic tour of the Modernist playground of '20s Paris is his funniest movie since Deconstructing Harry (1997), the last time he indulged in such a playful conceit.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 27, 2011

Review: Hobo Without A Shotgun

Like Machete, Jason Eisener's danse macabre started as a two-minute faux trailer in Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 27, 2011
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Review: Saviors in the Night

Ludi Boeken's earnest adaptation of Marga Spiegel's memoir sheds new light on that much-filmed topic, the Holocaust, largely because it takes place in a small German town over the course of the war, providing a microcosm of a society in the throes of a

By TOM MEEK  |  May 13, 2011
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Review: Rammbock

Marvin Kren's grim foray into the zombie genre (a German first) has all the right components.

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  May 06, 2011

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Review: Prom

A teen pic aimed at the tween demographic, Prom turns what could have been a string of punch lines and lump-in-the-throat passages into an affecting group portrait.

By BETSY SHERMAN  |  May 06, 2011
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Review: African Cats

By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 29, 2011

Review: I Am

Tom Shadyac found a perfect nest for his low-watt-lightbulb sensibility in today's Hollywood, where he helmed a series of blockbuster comedies that ranged in quality from the passably silly ( Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ) to the unforgivably execrable (
The "new" Shadyac is still a Hollywood hack
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 01, 2011
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Review: Sucker Punch

The director of 300 and Watchmen has plenty of visual panache, but when it comes to storytelling, he's a bombastic hack.
Loud, sexy, and inane
By TOM MEEK  |  April 01, 2011

Review: Super

If, unlike me, you wish there had been more to the brief exchanges between Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page in Juno , then the dark new comedy from James Gunn ( Slither ) might be for you.
Tailor-made-for-the-midnight-circuit curio
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 01, 2011

Jane Eyre

Plain Jane

And all the better for it
And all the better for it
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 18, 2011

Review: Kill the Irishman

Jonathan Hensleigh's slick bio-pic of '70s Cleveland gangster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) starts with a scene out of Casino and continues to draw from the Scorsese playlist throughout.
"There's a bit o' good in every Irishman"...and in this slick gangster biopic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 18, 2011
new movie Heartbeats

Xavier Dolan lowers the pulse in his second film

Although it opens with a quote from Alfred de Musset praising "love without reason," by the end, the movie is more about reasons than love.
Irregular Heartbeats
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 11, 2011