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Atonal Music

I must confess, Freddie Highmore is starting to scare me a bit (in a good way, though). The London native is 15 years old...

Chasing Amy

Amy Adams has kicked around Hollywood for a decade, bagged an Oscar nomination, and acted in probably more than one movie you’ve seen. For all...

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...

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...

The Man in the Fred Suit

The trailers for Fred Claus that showed in theaters last Christmas pitched the movie at adults — the director of Wedding Crashers re-teaming with...

Earthly Delight

Just when you think you’ve seen every type of Hollywood family drama, along comes something nice to revitalize your faith in mainstream cinema. Based on...

Unoriginal Gangster

The shortcomings of American Gangster are right there in the title. It’s the latest film by Ridley Scott, a director who long ago was...

Also-Ran

Of all the young, male comedic actors who have recently been in or directed movies that don’t hew to formula, Steve Carell is arguably...

Wes Bengal

A decade ago, I watched Eddie Murphy end years of crappy comedies by starring in The Nutty Professor. Barely a year later, I witnessed Julia...

Amanda Alert

It probably didn’t happen this way, but I can easily imagine Ben Affleck in the midst of his 2003 Gigli-induced purgatory, taking time out...