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Make It Rainn

Modestly watchable, The Rocker is nowhere near the level of Almost Famous or The School of Rock, this decade's great movies about rock bands....

Tsuris

I'm not ashamed to say it: A Serious Man confused the hell out of me. Most confusing movies are that way because they're poorly...

Go Toward the Light

Sunshine has nothing to do with the similarly titled 2000 film that starred Ralph Fiennes as three generations of Hungarian Jews living through the...

Cowardly Custard

Wildly popular in their own time, Noël Coward's stage comedies fell from favor in the 1960s and have been struggling ever since. His pieces...

Chéri Baby

I got blindsided by Chéri. Maybe the title and the poster featuring a coquettishly grinning Michelle Pfeiffer fooled me into thinking this was just...

Chop Suey Masala

With the release of Chandni Chowk to China, the race for the title of Weirdest Movie of 2009 is off to a flying start....

Mild Salsa

Hector Lavoe is considered one of the greatest artists of Latin music. With Willie Colon, he practically invented salsa music. Despite good performances, direction,...

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...

Family Coup

Four years ago Zhang Yimou made the most expensive film in Chinese history, Hero, with an estimated budget of $30 million. His latest epic, Curse...

Bale Out

Werner Herzog isn’t the last filmmaker you’d expect to make a straight-up drama about U.S. military heroism, but he’d be pretty far down the...