Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Mother and Child: Missing Girls

Oh, mama! This fragmented adoption drama is reheated stuff.
Rodrigo García makes his living as a director of episodes of TV shows such as In Treatment and Six Feet Under. However, the son of the famed Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez spends his spare time making quiet, low-k...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Survival of the Dead (R) The latest zombie movie by George Romero is about a group of human survivors trying to live long enough to develop a cure to return the zombies to human state. Starring Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth...

MacGruber: The ’80s Live! (Sort Of)

A SNL action hero bumbles onto the big screen.
What a strange trip it’s been for MacGruber. At first, a movie made from the recurring series of Saturday Night Live sketches seemed like an astoundingly bad idea. On the small screen, the two-dollar set and the repetitive na...

Sex and the City 2: Hanging On

Despite bad writing, the franchise keeps its buddy-buddy heart.
Sex and the City 2 picks up two years after the first, with the wedding of Stanford (Willie Garson) and Anthony (Mario Cantone), Carrie’s and Charlotte’s gay best friends. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and John “...

Una Poca Justicia

Big Ticket
It’s easy to see why The Secret in Their Eyes won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film this past year. This Argentinean movie is a grand romance and a meditation on the regrets of old age, wrapped up in a cop thriller that nicely ...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Multiple Sarcasms (R) Timothy Hutton stars in this drama by first-time filmmaker Brooks Branch (is that a pseudonym?) as a successful architect who dreams of becoming a playwright. Also with Dana Delany, Mira Sorvino, ...

Racing Dreams: You’ve Got a Fast Kart

This documentary follows three kids with visions of NASCAR.
How cool is it that we’ve had so many notable documentaries showing at our multiplexes lately? There’s even better news: Racing Dreams is the best of the lot.

Shrek Forever After: Fairy-Tale Ending

The ogre’s saga winds to a nice Rumpeled conclusion.
Sobering reflection of the day: The little kids who are old enough to remember seeing the original Shrek in theaters are teenagers now. Similarly, the young men who made the original film have aged into young fatherhood, and th...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Robin Hood (PG-13) Russell Crowe re-teams with director Ridley Scott in this latest version of the adventure tale. Also with Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, Mark Add...

Few Shocks in A Surprise in Texas

A documentary on last year’s Cliburn: You really had to be there.
Let’s get this out of the way: The reason A Surprise in Texas is getting a theatrical release is because a blind guy won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition last summer. Don’t believe me? Nobuyuki Tsujii is the ...