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He’s Trippin’

At 52, David Reyes took a while to finally finish his first fiction film. “I was part of that sad generation that saw Star Wars...

You Were Never Really Here: Hammer Time

If you know the name of Lynne Ramsay, it may very well be from a public spat with the producers of the Western Jane...

Odds and Ends

One of my favorite regular features is this one that I do around this time every year. It’s my way of writing about a...

Hebrew Hammer

In Judd Apatow's Knocked Up, the main character and his Jewish friends are huge fans of Steven Spielberg's Munich: "Every movie with Jews, we're...
Dorothy and Toto eye the rainbow that will take them back in Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.

New Friends of Dorothy

The first film version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz appeared all the way back in 1910. Ever since then, movies have been trying...

Mild Salsa

Hector Lavoe is considered one of the greatest artists of Latin music. With Willie Colon, he practically invented salsa music. Despite good performances, direction,...

Death at a Funeral: Back from the Grave

Marginally less annoying than the British movie that it’s based on, Death at a Funeral stars Chris Rock as a tax accountant/unpublished novelist named...

Timothy Green: Autumn Leaves

The word “odd” is entirely appropriate in the title of The Odd Life of Timothy Green. This family-oriented movie has the bad luck to...

Your Mom Loves You Too Much, Cyrus

If you’ve had your fill of comedies that feature men who are unable or unwilling to grow up, you should really check out Cyrus....

Sex, Shame, and Tears

Other actors were onscreen a lot in 2011 — Jessica Chastain, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rutger Hauer (five movies, look it up!) — but...