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Film Reviews

The Debt Doesn’t Pay

When it comes to spy agencies, Americans are typically familiar with four: the CIA, the old KGB, Britain’s Ml6, and Israel’s Mossad. This last...

A Lame Old Fashioned Orgy

Aiming for the sort of hi-larious raunch that appeals to people who grew up on a diet of Porky’s, Meatballs, and the scattered, precious...

When Fairy Met Sally: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

When Guillermo del Toro pronounces an old movie as the scariest thing he’s ever seen and announces plans to remake it, you sit up...

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...