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Funny Games

When Heath Ledger is on screen during The Dark Knight, you can't look anywhere else. Part of this is because the uncategorizable Australian actor died...

Monkey Wrench

The animated kids' movie out this week, Space Chimps, is being released simultaneously with a tied-in video game. Not unusual, but it's also the latest...

Celluloid Dreams

"I ask my students about their dreams," said Greg Mansur, who teaches filmmaking at Texas Christian University. "They think it's silly at first, but...

The Descent

Cinematic inventors and pioneers were trying to make their medium three-dimensional as far back as the 1890s, but it wasn't until 1952 that Hollywood...

The Moore We See …

Movies about very rich, very unhappy families - genre classics such as Ordinary People and Sidney Lumet's version of Long Day's Journey into Night...

Steel Reserve

Another big superhero movie hits theaters this week, but a few things separate it from the rest that have come out recently. For one, Hancock...

Love Bites

About halfway through The Love Guru, you might ask yourself a question: Is that the aunt from Family Matters? If you stay to the end,...

Rushed Hours

Adapted from a comic-book miniseries from 2003 and '04, Wanted is Hollywood's latest attempt to piggyback on the successes of other cultish comic adaptations...

Max Power

Back in the summer of 1984, Beverly Hills Cop and Ghostbusters ruled the box offices as big-ticket action thrillers headlined by comedians. Hollywood has been...

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...