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Dead on the 4th of July

You remember Donnie Darko. Six years ago, this feature debut by then-26-year-old writer-director Richard Kelly captivated audiences with its phantasmagoric style, unleashing an intriguing...

Curry Rice Krispies

Jhumpa Lahiri’s excellent novel The Namesake takes much of its inspiration from the 19th-century Russian author Nikolai Gogol. Adapting it to the big screen is...

Florence Foster Jenkins: Murder on the High Cs

Meryl Streep has proven her singing ability time and again, so it seems more than a bit perverse to cast her as one of...

Gay Hijinks

Well, this is an interesting time for Brüno to come out, even more interesting than my choice of phrase just now. A few weeks...

She & Him

The smartest, most original romantic comedy in the last five years, (500) Days of Summer first catches your eye through the unusual typography in...
The dwarves make a last stand at their fortress in "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies."

Gold Mountain

In English soccer, when a high-priced newly signed player goes bust, opposing fans will sometimes taunt the player and his team by singing, “What...

Crouching Vikings, Hidden Dragon

The new animated movie How to Train Your Dragon takes its title and the names of its characters from a successful series of novels...

J. Edgar: Hoover Ville

Mark Harris recently wrote that while film critics often slam a movie whose directors and/or actors are better than its weak script, those same...

Lu Over the Wall: Siren’s Songs

We’re used to animated movie musicals over here, but what about Japan? It’s puzzling that we haven’t had more anime musicals, considering Japan’s insanely...

Hidden Gold

The Oscar nominations came out this week, and for once the talk about who got the nods might actually be overshadowed by speculation about...