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Film Reviews

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...

We’ll Take Manhattan

Reading Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel Watchmen today, it's striking how this 1985 masterpiece has penetrated to the marrow of countless movies,...

Insert Your Own Jokes

Some observers are calling this a golden age for comedy films, but even a golden age has its share of fool's gold, not to...

Pond’s Life

When Russ Pond was a boy, he played around with an 8mm camera and made home movies with his brother. That's how the story...