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Film Reviews

Is The Caller There?

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark isn’t the only film this week dealing with paranormal entities in an enclosed space. The unheralded thriller The...

One Day: Same Time Next Year

The term “sophomore jinx” doesn’t apply to One Day, because this isn’t the second film for director Lone Scherfig. This isn’t even her second...

Fright Night: Meet the Neighbor

The latest in Hollywood’s slovenly 21st-century penchant for remakes, Fright Night updates the blood-spattered 1985 vampire classic with ample humor and pitch-perfect performances, seasoned...

30 Minutes or Less: Delivery Boom

Some young thespians bag their first Academy Award nomination and morph into Serious Actors who do only prestige projects intended to win them the...

The Help: Maid in Mississippi

When Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel The Help became a huge popular success in 2009, Hollywood studios immediately rushed in with offers to have A-list...

I Am You, Man: The Change-Up

I find myself becoming more and more impatient with these comedies about married dads pining for their younger, carefree bachelor days. Don’t get me...

Beats, Rhymes & Life: Rap Promoters

A Tribe  Called  Quest came along in the  early 1990s, when hip-hop music was dominated by murderously petty feuds and aggressive braggadocio. In this...

Cal’s State: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Not so long ago, a movie like Crazy, Stupid, Love. would have been released at the height of Oscar season and touted for awards....

A Widow Needs A Little Help

Steve Carell isn’t the only star of TV’s The Office with a movie out this week. Jenna Fischer charmed millions of viewers portraying the...

Che C’è? The Double Hour

The Italian film The Double Hour finally secured its release in American movie theaters last year. That’s when the buzz started building among cinephiles...