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Murder in Suburbia

To begin with, Tommy Stovall is not related to Dave Stovall, the Fort Worth filmmaker and former president of the Lone Star Film Society....

The Fall of a Sparrow

There are filmmakers who look back wistfully on the Hollywood of the 1930s and ’40s, when the studios had directors and other creative personnel...

All the Real Girls

My expectations were modest going into The Devil Wears Prada. The film is based on Lauren Weisberger’s dishy 2003 novel, which became a best-seller...

Look Up in the Sky

Forget the buzz that the latest Superman movie has a “Superman is gay” subtext. The real subtext of Superman Returns is that Superman is...

Hesses’ Messes

Nacho Libre is the second comedy from husband-and-wife filmmaking team Jared and Jerusha Hess, whose debut Napoleon Dynamite somehow became a huge hit two...

Thirteen

First of all, Keeping Up With the Steins isn’t to be confused with 2002’s Kissing Jessica Stein. Between the Judaism and the low-budget depictions...

Fahrenheit 911

Did you see Saturday Night Live’s opening sketch a few weeks ago? The one that had Al Gore winning the 2000 presidential election and...

Post Romanticism

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: Sandra Bullock is best known as a comic actress, but her best work tends to come...

Radio Days

I have to admit, I have no idea whether the film version of A Prairie Home Companion is a good movie or not. I...

Outback Slaughterhouse

During an interlude late in The Proposition, a member of an outlaw gang (Samuel Budge) sings a song to his fellow gang members about...