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Review: Your Sister's Sister
Seattle slacker Jack (Mark Duplass) has been beating himself up over his brother's death for a year, so his brother's ex-girlfriend (Emily Blunt) — who is also Jack's best friend— offers him her father's cabin in the San Juan Islands for the weekend to
| June 22, 2012
Review: Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
Whatever your opinion of the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, you can't deny that his brother Yoni was a hero, a courageous man whose conflicts and triumphs mirror those of his homeland.
Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot document Yoni's life story
| June 01, 2012
Review: Casa de Mi Padre
Will Ferrell is the macho ranchero with a heart of gold in Matt Piedmont's parody.
Matt Piedmont's spoof of Mexican cinema
| March 16, 2012
For Cherie King, paid employment doesn't bring shelter
According to a 2011 survey by the US Department of Mayors, Boston's homelessness rate is in moderate decline. Still, the plight of the working, struggling people on the street remains a real one.
The working homeless
| March 09, 2012
Review: Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
Tyler Perry is no Douglas Sirk. In his latest melodrama, his uptight exec, San Francisco software company CEO Wesley Deeds, is no Madea, either. Hell, Deeds doesn't even know who he is himself.
Perry's latest melodrama
| March 02, 2012
Review: Jack and Jill
Director Dennis Dugan's second Adam Sandler vehicle of the year turns out to be even worse than Just Go with It.
Easily Sandler's worst film
| November 18, 2011
Review: Inside Hana's Suitcase
When Fumiko Ishioka, the director of the Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo, is given charge of a child's suitcase found in the rubble of Auschwitz — a rarity, as most such belongings were lost — it piques her interest. She and her students decide to f
Larry Weinstein's stirring documentary
| November 11, 2011
Two young Japanese tourists, siblings Rintaro (Rintaro Sawamoto) and Atsuko (Atsuko Okatsuka), get stranded when their car breaks down in the California backwater of the title.
| October 07, 2011
Circumstance begins like an early Kiarostami film, but with schoolgirls in hijabs instead of schoolboys in sweaters.
Schoolgirls in hijabs
| September 09, 2011
Review: The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan
An investigative doc brimming with cultural resonance and historical savvy, Henry Corra's film has ahold of a pungent story — that of the titular black Texan fella who vanished in Vietnam 40 years ago.
Rich in mysteries
| September 02, 2011
The Big Hurt: Alex James's cheese, the Chili Peppers' video, Noel and Liam's suit, Nicole Scherzinger's Killer Love, Sammy Hagar's Chickenfoot III
James is on the vanguard of a truly extraordinary future: now that cheese has been infused with the flavor of ketchup, it's only a matter of time before entire cheeseburgers — with beef, onions, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and all — are compressed into pre-s
Music news in brief
| September 02, 2011
Review: Our Idiot Brother
Homeless and bounced from one sister's house to the next, will Ned and his simplicity serve as a touchstone of truth for these miserable women?
Jesse Peretz's obnoxious comedy
| August 26, 2011
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