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High School Movie

The filmmakers in Samsung’s Fresh Films contest not only haven’t been to film school, they haven’t finished high school. The electronics firm sponsors an...

If I Were a Queen

Sofia Coppola’s third film, Marie Antoinette comes trailing bad buzz from Cannes this past summer, where a largely French crowd greeted it with boos...

Playing the Heavy

Fat men sometimes serve as tragic figures in movies. Notorious is a tragedy, but the main character's fatness isn't what marks him for doom...

Blessed Event

It's easy to say that Juno is the movie that Knocked Up should have been. It's one of those glib formulations that we critics are...

Same Old Steps

It’s August, which means that Hollywood has finished putting out its big summer blockbusters and is giving us toaster leavings such as Step Up...

Terrorist in Training

Is Phillip Noyce one of the world’s most important filmmakers? Five years ago we all would have laughed at the suggestion, yet now here...

Delysia of Grandeur

So we're all in love with Amy Adams now. And why not? She's lovable. Her newly attained stardom is probably the main reason that her...

Tsuris

I'm not ashamed to say it: A Serious Man confused the hell out of me. Most confusing movies are that way because they're poorly...

Bale Out

Werner Herzog isn’t the last filmmaker you’d expect to make a straight-up drama about U.S. military heroism, but he’d be pretty far down the...

Walking Wounded

Last week when I reviewed Civic Duty, I referred to the difficulty Hollywood was experiencing when dealing with the Iraq war. Home of the Brave...