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Ides of March: Then Fall Caesar

There’s a difference between coolness and coldness. As an actor, George Clooney is cool, and the even-keeled assurance he projects onscreen often informs the...

No Relief from Restless

Hot on the heels of 50/50 comes another movie about cancer, the less funny, more irritating, and all-around inferior Restless. The unfortunate timing doesn’t...

50/50: The C Word

When he was 24 years old, a comedy writer named Will Reiser was diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. Once he got...

Victim of Circumstance

Sometimes the idea of a movie is more powerful than the movie itself. That’s certainly the case with Circumstance, which won the Audience Award...

Moneyball: A’s for Effort

The Oakland A’s are currently a distant third in the American League West behind Anaheim and our own Texas Rangers. Though they made the...

Among the Killer Elite

Seeing the poster for yet another Jason Statham movie, you’re probably thinking that Killer Elite is exactly like all the others. You’re right, too,...

Winding Drive

Oh, damn, Ryan Gosling is cool. He’s so cool that it hurts you deep inside. He has become famous as a romantic lead, and...

How She Does It

In our post-Oprah era, the overachieving mother who balances a high-profile job with keeping a perfect house and happy marriage should make for a...

They Call Me Warrior

The powers that be are marketing Warrior as a mixed-martial arts movie, but it’s not really about MMA any more than The Social Network...

Apollo 18: Stuck in Orbit

The “found-footage” subgenre of horror movies is pretty hit and miss. For every The Last Exorcism, there’s a Diary of the Dead (sorry, Romero...