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Film Reviews

Oh, the Carnage!

An ongoing motif in Roman Polanski’s career has been characters trapped in enclosed spaces. The director seems to love watching people unravel in apartments,...

The Help: Maid in Mississippi

When Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel The Help became a huge popular success in 2009, Hollywood studios immediately rushed in with offers to have A-list...

Slugging It Out

If Flushed Away looks familiar, there’s no mystery to it. The movie’s a product of Aardman Animation, the British outfit that has turned out...

The Way to Wonderland

An unusual number of people have come up to me in the last month or so to tell me how marvelous they found Pan’s...

I, Tonya: Skatewreck

As a teenager, I came across a glowing Sports Illustrated profile of Tonya Harding during the run-up to the 1992 Winter Olympics. Reading the...

La Mission Is Missin’

Watching La Mission is a real whiplash experience. Writer-director Peter Bratt’s second feature follows intense, emotionally resonant scenes with moments that are so ham-fisted...

“You Were Home”

While so much buzz has been building for that movie opening this week about the Cosmo- and stiletto heel-loving ladies from New York, The...
Tessa Thompson (foreground, left) and her friends take a dim view of racial stereotypes in Dear White People.

The Blackness Project

Dear White People vividly reminds us of what we already know: It’s a complicated business growing up black in America. So many stereotypes have...

Gangster Cop Devil: Roadkills

Back in the 1990s, after the success of The Silence of the Lambs, it seemed like five or 10 Hollywood movies every year were...

NASCAR Gags

We’ve seen great movies about baseball, football, basketball, even soccer and golf. But we’ve never seen one about auto racing (Days of Thunder doesn’t...