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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

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...

I’ll Be Watching You

The end of 2008 is proving to be a busy time for Anthony Vasiliadis. The 27-year-old's short film Technophiliac played at last month's Lone...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...