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Film Shorts

Aughts of Laughs

Young Jiro Horikoshi holds an imaginary conversation with an Italian aviation pioneer in The Wind Rises.

Jiro Dreams of Aircraft

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Film Shorts

OPENING  Detective Chinatown 2 (NR) Liu Haoran and Wang Baoqiang reprise their roles as bumbling private investigators in this action-comedy, this time solving a case...

Film Shorts

OPENING  After Auschwitz (NR) Jon Kean’s documentary focuses on the experience of survivors after their liberation. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The Escape of Prisoner 614 (PG-13)...

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...

Buy Me Some Peanuts

When it was first announced that Peanuts would be turned into a 3D movie, many of my fellow Peanuts fans were afraid that the...

Personal Shopper: Get Ghost

An award-winner at Cannes last year, Personal Shopper has turned into an excuse for many film critics to re-assess Kristen Stewart and say, “Wow,...

The Best Movies of 2013: A Look Back

As Howard Cosell once said, "Let us reflect back nostalgically upon the past." (Thus repeating himself four times in one sentence.) Awards season always...

Bonus Film Review: The Mermaid

Big movies tend to come out in the Far East around Chinese New Year, and the recent festivities included the likes of Kung Fu...

The Expendables: One Country for Old Men

All you need to know about The Expendables is that it delivers exactly what you would expect, no less and no more: terrible dialogue,...

Paul: Ancient Alien

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost go on a road trip with an alien: comedy gold, right? Well, close. Paul has a lot going for...

Nothing’s Fair in Eighth Grade

While we’re all taking the temperatures of the summer blockbusters and examining their contents for possible clues as to the direction of Hollywood, this...