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Ballin’ Buddies

The first time you see NBA star LeBron James in More Than a Game,  he's a grinning, gawky pre-teen, which is sort of endearing....

How Ya Get So Fly

Jason Reitman has now directed three films, and so far the most famous is his second one, Juno. I suspect we'll look back on...

Quaid Pro Quo

Mark Jude Poirier's name will be more easily recognized by readers than cinephiles. He's an acclaimed fiction writer whose novels (Goats) and short-story collections (Unsung...

Summer Movie Guide

As far as movies are concerned, summer started last month with Avengers: Endgame, which is probably going to be the biggest box-office hit of...

Another Year: If It Makes You Happy

Mary works as a secretary at a medical clinic in London. She’s somewhere in her 40s or 50s, it’s hard to say. However old...

Blue Tang Clan

Maybe you heard rumors about a human lesbian couple turning up in Pixar’s Finding Dory. I was prepared to ignore the issue, but it...
Kristen Wiig drives Bill Hader home from the hospital in The Skeleton Twins.

Suicide Siblings

Kristen Wiig became famous for her outrageously funny performances on Saturday Night Live, but she’s shown enough by now that we shouldn’t be surprised...

Flop Cards

I don't play poker. I missed out on the whole craze that ignited and then waned earlier in this decade. I'm still not sure whether...
Keri Russell and JJ Feild dance a minuet in a drawing room that's not in 19th-century England in "Austenland."

Jane Addiction

The devotion of Jane Austen’s fanbase can be measured in how many movies have been inspired by her work. I don’t mean just straightforward...

Happy Returns

At first, it was all good for 45 Years. After winning the Silver Bear (runner-up) prize at the prestigious Berlinale last year, this British...