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Stark Failure

Between the dimming of the lights and the opening credits, something happened when I saw the new film version of All the King’s Men....

God Parents

I had an epiphany while watching The Nativity Story. An angel spoke in my ear, if you wish, though I prefer to believe I...

The Moore We See …

Movies about very rich, very unhappy families - genre classics such as Ordinary People and Sidney Lumet's version of Long Day's Journey into Night...

School’s Out

Quam Odunsi was born in Chicago to Nigerian parents and raised mostly in his parents’ homeland. His first feature film, Borland, takes place in a...

Tru and Two

Infamous tells the story of author Truman Capote and his career-defining decision to write In Cold Blood, his novel about a mass murder in...

Vegas Babies

Five years ago Ashton Kutcher starred in a dire romantic comedy called Just Married, one of those movies that tries to present marriage as...

DNF

Here's why certain men of a certain age are huge fans of Speed Racer. The 1960s Japanese cartoon show started airing on American television...

Butler Didn’t Do It

Apparently, if I'm not a boorish, knuckle-dragging, beer-swilling slob who grabs the asses of attractive women when they pass by, then I must be...

Mad Money

Madea Goes to Jail is Tyler Perry's seventh film as writer or director in only four years. In that short period of time, his...

Playing the Heavy

Fat men sometimes serve as tragic figures in movies. Notorious is a tragedy, but the main character's fatness isn't what marks him for doom...