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Review: Cairo Time

Patricia Clarkson projects great warmth as Juliette, a Canadian journalist who travels to Cairo to join her husband, a UN aid worker stationed in Egypt, for a scenic holiday among the Pyramids.
Gaza Strip tease
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 23, 2010

Review: Cracks

In her debut feature, Jordan Scott (daughter of Ridley) has conjured a lovely oddity combining elements of The Prime of Miss Brodie, The Children’s Hour, If, The Belles of St. Trinian’s, and even a bit of Lord of the Flies.
Bond girl breaks bad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 23, 2010

Review: Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

Stephin Merritt, the inscrutable and reluctant frontman of Magnetic Fields, is short, gay, and owns a chihuahua. Otherwise, details are scarce.
Slim portrait of a mysterious, monosyllabic man
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 23, 2010

Review: Saturday Night

Actor James Franco’s debut feature, a behind-the-scenes look at the December 6, 2008, episode of Saturday Night Live , is kind of like Jean-Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil with less music and more fart jokes.
Franco's debut documentary possibly better than an actual episode of Saturday Night Live
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 23, 2010

Review: The Freebie

As can be seen in the opening bliss montage, these two almost disgustingly in love with each other: they hug, kiss, tickle toes, do crossword puzzles — everything, it seems, except have sex.
R eveals lifetimes of intimacy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010

Review: Family Affair

You will never, ever, ever complain about your family again after watching the first 15 minutes of Family Affair
 Loaded with repulsive bombshells
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 16, 2010


Review: Harmony And Me

This bagatelle from Bob Byington is Greenberg lite.
Softcore mumblecore
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010

Review: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

There’s little doubt that Jean-Michel Basquiat’s brief whirlwind of an existence is his best-known masterpiece.
A deep reach into Basquiat's eclectic repertoire
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 16, 2010

Review: Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work

Opening with capillaried close-ups of its subject’s bare face, Ricki Stern & Anne Sundberg’s competent “year-in-the-life” documentary hints at an unmasking.
Exposes the panic beneath all that pancake
By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 16, 2010

Review: Perrier’s Bounty

Irish gangsters, at least in the movies, like to talk.
Mayhem with an aura of Celtic winsomeness
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010

Review: The Parking Lot Movie

Everything you need to know can be learned in the Charlottesville Corner Parking Lot.
Park it for the tortured-hipster market
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 16, 2010