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Iran So Far Away

A couple of months ago, Persepolis was the trendy pick among some movie critics as 2007's best animated film. Honestly, I was pulling for it....

Craving More

Metal-head rockstar Glen Danzig shops for a house that has blood pouring from its walls. A robotic chicken dressed in armor obsesses over false histories...

Custodial Interference

Saying that The Lookout is a terrific little film may sound patronizing, but it’s actually high praise. To be sure, this film is a...

Reporting Live

Michael Winterbottom has spent the last 10 years as one of the world’s most prolific and influential filmmakers, and yet A Mighty Heart marks...

You Can’t Do That

Musical stage shows and films established themselves as massively popular forms of entertainment in the first half of the 20th century, but then in...

Dee Criminal-ized

American Violet is the sort of movie that Hollywood used to love making. It's a story of racially tinged injustice that lends itself...

Company Man

If you want a big-name actor to play a colorless guy with a hole in his soul, Matt Damon is now officially your man....

Mario Imbroglio

A few weeks ago I called No End in Sight the best documentary so far this year. That may still be the case, but now...

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...

Alien vs. Viking

First of all, Outlander has nothing to do with Highlander. It's the sort of movie that reminds you that the line can be very...