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Friday, April 19, 2024

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Curry Rice Krispies

Jhumpa Lahiri’s excellent novel The Namesake takes much of its inspiration from the 19th-century Russian author Nikolai Gogol. Adapting it to the big screen is...

F for Fake

In interviews and public appearances, Richard Gere has repeatedly said that the most fun he has ever had on the job was playing Billy...

Break-in Breakout

Even though Edward Furlong has been a working actor for 16 years, the star of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Detroit Rock City, and Pecker...

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...

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...

Super Sibs

Hollywood turns out so many movies about superheroes or people who acquire superpowers. It’s probably just a coincidence that the two out this week...

America’s Next Top Murderer

It’s been too long since we had a halfway decent American horror flick that wasn’t a remake. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie...

Strange Animal

If I’d known that The Host was opening in Grapevine as well as Dallas last week, I would have reviewed it on time. I couldn’t...

Classical Gore

I’m always puzzled when my fellow film critics decry the notion of “style over substance” in movies. Style trumps everything. Style is what distinguishes...

Cold Case

Sheesh, you make one splattery serial-killer flick that turns into a blockbuster hit, and everybody thinks they have you pegged. It’s been a good...