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Review: The Yellow Handkerchief

Like Tony Orlando & Dawn's 1973 #1 single, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree," Udayan Prasad's Southern-fried sudser descends from a 1971 column Pete Hamill penned for the New York Post .
William Hurt and his killer ex-con ’stache give you something to brood about
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 12, 2010

Hulk sulk

After two hugely budgeted adaptations in five years, my biggest question about the Hulk remains: what’s with the pants?
The new version keeps his pants on
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 10, 2008

Vantage Point

Vantage Point neither resolves its own mysteries nor says much about the Rashomon effect it’s trying to emulate.
Unintentional laughs
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2008

Mr. Brooks

The press notes for Bruce A. Evans’s thriller begin with a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde .
A film with a split-personality
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 30, 2007

Power failure

There must be something about Bob Balaban, straight man extraordinaire, that reminds Hollywood and indie filmmakers of the people who sign their paychecks.
Bob Balaban’s network connections
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 22, 2006

The King

When things go bad, they go Biblically bad. Watch the trailer for The King  (QuickTime)
Near-horror film about Elvis's lost years
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 14, 2006


The ultimate BROADCAST JOURNALIST movies

Judging from the handful of movies made on the subject, filmmakers have little apparent use for the television business.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 10, 2006

Brokeback breakdown

The most politically loaded Oscar race since Gandhi versus E.T. in 1982 seems to have come down to a contest between the gay-cowboy movie that isn’t really a gay-cowboy movie and the drama about racial conflict that’s really a glib exercise in screenwrit
Mountain ’s Oscar hopes come down with a Crash
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006