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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...

Movie Blues

The overheated but enjoyable Cadillac Records tells the story of Leonard Chess, the Polish immigrant (whose last name was changed from the similarly pronounced...

Crash

Perfect Stranger is a ride that gives off some serious warning rattles before its wheels fall off. The movie stars Halle Berry as Rowena...

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....

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...

Disney’s World

His name "gets attention," said Andrew Disney, a Fort Worth native who's only distantly related to the famous Disneys. "People remember it. It's a...

Popular Man Date

You might mistake the slight, raunchy, thoroughly charming I Love You, Man for one of Judd Apatow's movies, especially since it stars two actors...

Denis the Menaced

For years I detested Chris Columbus, the Hollywood director who spent the 1990s turning out sanitized, highly profitable family farces (Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire)...

North Country

Christopher Zalla's first feature filmmaking effort screened at Sundance in 2007 under the title Padre Nuestro, where it became the first Spanish-language film to...

G-Mann

Michael Mann's latest film, Public Enemies, is based on Bryan Burrough's voluminous history of the early days of the FBI, when the fledgling bureau...