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Film Reviews

We Bought a Zoo: Animal House

There are two ways to evaluate Cameron Crowe’s family-friendly new film We Bought a Zoo. One is by the standards of other PG-rated Hollywood...

Two by Spielberg

Only a filmmaker of Steven Spielberg’s stature could convince two rival Hollywood studios to put out two films by him in the same week,...

Young Adult: Gary Unmarried

Everyone connected with Young Adult seems to have something to prove. Director Jason Reitman, typecast as a purveyor of crowd-pleasing entertainment that’s mature and...

Going Holmes Again

I proudly count myself as a Sherlockian, but I try not to be pigheaded about it. I don’t insist that the current Sherlock Holmes...

Counting Down New Year’s Eve

The financial success of last year’s Valentine’s Day inspired director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate to team up for yet another star-packed omnibus...

Ryan’s Hope

Ryan Bijan’s Erik: Portrait of a Living Corpse is a horror film made in Fort Worth, but it looks much different from other such...

Hugo, Marilyn: Blasts From the Past

This season seems to have brought us a lot of filmmakers reaching into cinema’s distant past for stories. My Week With Marilyn takes its...

Muppets: I Felt It

I feel like I’m nine years old again. The newest adventure of Jim Henson’s creations, simply titled The Muppets, may not always work, but...

Descendants: Mahalo to All That

When Alexander Payne made Sideways seven years ago, George Clooney lobbied hard for the role that was eventually played by Thomas Haden Church. Payne...

Skin I Live In: Hide and Sick

OK, here’s one of the more messed-up things I’ve seen in a while, and I mean that mostly in a good way. Much of...