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Dinner for Schmucks: American Idiot

Your Mom Loves You Too Much, Cyrus

Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper are dressed for a con game in American Hustle.

Hustle and Russell

All About Steve

Film Reviews

Film Reviews
Daniel Day-Lewis fights for freedom in Lincoln.

Lincoln: Long Live the Union

Here we are in 2012, and Steven Spielberg is still surprising me. Because Lincoln has been released one week after a presidential election, everyone...

Before the Semester

Now that Boyhood finally made the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences acknowledge that Richard Linklater exists, the filmmaker is back to his...

Arabesque

The Kingdom is the fourth movie directed by Peter Berg, and it’s obviously his bid to join that elite club of filmmakers whose action...
A Most Violent Year.

Hard Winter

The discontent over this year’s Oscars has been all about the overwhelming whiteness of the nominees. Most of that discontent has coalesced around Selma,...

Vice: What a Dick

I stopped making box-office predictions for movies long ago, when I realized I suck at them. However, I’m making a bold one for Vice:...
Ice Age: Continental Drift

A Fourth Ice Age

If you buy a ticket to see Ice Age: Continental Drift, you will see a lovely, clever, surprisingly moving animated film that ends in...

Number Four: Three Stars

Hollywood now faces the same problem that faced the young-adult publishing industry a few years ago. With the Harry Potter and Twilight film series...

The Jazz Singer

I remember the first time I heard Amy Winehouse. I was at a listening booth in a Borders Books & Music — remember those?...

Blame It on Rio

Jesse Eisenberg has carved out quite the career so far, one made even more impressive by the fact that he has such a tiny,...

Suburbicon: Housing Plots

What good is any film critic who can't offer a contrary opinion once in a while? The advance word on Suburbicon has been downright...