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Corpse Bride

When you encounter hideous misogyny in a movie pitched aggressively at male audiences (like last fall's Good Luck Chuck), it's shocking but not necessarily...

Bad Omens

The word has been atypically slow getting out about Woody Allen's latest thriller Cassandra's Dream. Released at the end of last year for awards consideration,...

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...

Monster Hash

When I first saw the mysterious trailer for Cloverfield last summer, I thought "probably just another disaster movie," though I prayed "giant-monster movie." As...

The Member of the Weddings

I've never watched Grey's Anatomy, nor did I watch Roswell when it was on, so I don't know Katherine Heigl's abilities as well as...

Well Drilled

I did something unusual while preparing to write my review of There Will Be Blood: I read everybody else's reviews. Specifically, I read the ones...

Death Warmed Over

Remember last year's Oscars, when Jack Nicholson showed up at the ceremony with a shaven head and everybody said, "Ooh, it's Jack Nicholson with...

Lost Children

A look back on 2007's horror movies doesn't exactly reveal an embarrassment of riches. The "torture-porn" wave crashed and receded, a victim of its own...

The Top 10

Usually when I assemble the picks for my year-end list of the best movies, there's a lot of flux among the choices as I...

Sorry, Charlie

It's been 12 years since The American President, the last time Aaron Sorkin had his name on a produced movie DELETE. Yet since then, he's...