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A Simple Favor: The Vanishing of Emily

I’ll admit I enjoyed A Simple Favor more than I expected to. That’s probably because I read the Darcey Bell thriller novel that it’s...

Boxer Willie

You should always be suspicious of homeless dramas that star Oscar-nominated Hollywood actors. There are so many different ways that such movies can go...

Animal World: House of Cards

I just saw this Chinese film called Animal World at AMC Grapevine Mills, and while it's not much good as a movie, it poses...

Crouching Tiger, Eating Panda

The latest animated family film from DreamWorks Animation, Kung Fu Panda is not as much fun as Kung Fu Hustle, but it's much better...

Housing Balloon

The best part of Pixar's new movie Up comes early on. The film starts with its main character, Carl Fredericksen, as a little boy...

Mary Poppins Returns: Go Fly a Kite

Okay, so Mary Poppins Returns is loud. That’s the first word that’s coming to mind. There are others, too: It’s energetic, boisterous, and overbearing....

Baby, It’s Fate

Javier Bardem made his American debut and snagged an Oscar nomination all in one bang when he portrayed the gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas...

Rat Traps

A lot of big names are connected with The Departed, so let’s start with two of the not-so-bigs: Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. They’re...

This Movie Is Kick-Ass

How do I describe the awesomeness of Kick-Ass? I could say this is the superhero flick that Watchmen desperately wanted to be, but that...

Hunger Games: Girl on Fire

When it comes to adapting Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games to film, the big challenge is that the book is so many different...