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Criterion Collection recently released a spiffy two-disc edition of Louise Malle’s ”My Dinner with Andre,” the love-it-or-hate-it 1981 gabfest between actor-playwright Wallace Shawn and...

Midyear Movie Lists

I was recently asked to take part in a poll of critics and fans about the 50 greatest movies of all time. The results...

A More Crowded Oscar Race

For more than 60 years, five films have been nominated each year for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Yesterday, the Academy announced that...

DVD Reviews

AUSTRALIA (PG) Bloated but charming and effective WWII-period piece by native Australian Baz Luhrmann (Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge). Fellow Aussie and Luhrmann go-to gal...

Searching for Sonny

If you were intrigued by my profile of Andrew Disney, you can watch his short film Searching for Sonny here, while other teasers can...

Movies, politicians, and gay sex

I went to the AMC Grapevine Mills this past weekend to see Private Eye, a Korean movie that's so obscure that it has neither...

Leftover Star Trek thoughts (and a defense of the fanboys)

With the release of the new Star Trek movie, your local movie theater will once again become nerd central. With it comes a wave...

Rose Marine on TV

Here's a TV tip: Tune into KERA tonight at 9:30 for A Sense of Place, Logan Gilpin and Michael Rodriguez' documentary about the history...

R.I.P. Bea Arthur

I thought I didn't have anything to add to the obituary notices for the late Bea Arthur being run in the mainstream press, but...

Among the dolls

An appreciation of Fox's Dollhouse, plus a tip for helping save a TV show in trouble.