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Ascending filmmakers, dying formats

It's a precarious moment for lovers of classic films and, indeed, film itself.
As film itself fades, classics and breakthroughs take over Waterville
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 13, 2012

Review: Charlie St. Cloud

Zac Efron should consider a new agent.
Efron, Steers go overboard
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  August 06, 2010

Review: Bad Cop

Title a book Bad Cop and brain-basher types like Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta spring to mind.
Life as one of NYPD's not-so-finest
By AMY FINCH  |  June 05, 2009

Review: Observe and Report

Jody Hill's ambiguous and unsettling film is a comedy about law enforcement in much the same way that Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy is a comedy about comedy.
Seth Rogen calls security
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 10, 2009

Review: Crossing Over

Wayne Kramer's immigration melodrama fits into the glibly schematic, socially conscious multi-narrative niche usually filled by Paul Haggis.
Slickly political, while still offering hugs and tears and gratuitous nudity.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 11, 2009

Battle in Seattle

Like Paul Haggis’s Crash , the film mistakes stereotypes for archetypes, staging absurd coincidences with timely epiphanies so everyone can learn a lesson.
A docudrama that overcomes it's obvious flaws
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  September 23, 2008


Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

In this chintzy exercise in mediæval conquest, taciturn martial-arts impresario Jason Statham takes on a maniacal Ray Liotta.
Silly confusion
By TOM MEEK  |  January 16, 2008


Forget whatever you know about Guy Ritchie films.
Call the script doc
By TOM MEEK  |  December 05, 2007

Slow Burn

A film that’s more of a frustrating near-miss than a disappointment.
Ridden with awful lines
By RICHARD BECK  |  April 18, 2007

Wild Hogs

Four suburban males in the throes of midlife crisis decide the remedy is to don leather, saddle a Harley, and cruise across the county — with no rules.
Running on empty
By TOM MEEK  |  February 28, 2007


Smokin' Aces

Perhaps Joe Carnahan pitched his follow-up to 2002’s Narc as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World by way of Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, and bad wigs. Watch the trailer for Smokin' Aces (QuickTime)
An inept mess
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 24, 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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006

Smart girls

In its third year, Veronica Mars , late of UPN, joins the new CW network as the most critically praised show on its roster.
Veronica Mars and 30 Rock go to the head of the class
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 12, 2006

Mick and more

Everyone’s coming out of the woodwork this season. Ted Danson, Calista Flockhart, John Lithgow, and Amanda Peet are among the actors prepping for an effusive back-to-TV homecoming, and even Mick Jagger will be on screen.
The TV stars — and Jagger — come home to roost
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 19, 2006

Simple pleasures

Though it doesn’t quite stack up to its PS2 brethren and definitely shouldn’t be mistaken for Grand Theft Auto 4 , at $20, it’s a solid budget title.
Grand Theft Auto goes back to Liberty City
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 30, 2006