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This Means War: Bad Threesome

These days, romantic comedies often come packaged with gunfire, explosions, and car chases because filmmakers and studios think that’s the only way to make...

Boys’ Adventures

Whether it's some sort of backlash, the inevitable byproduct of a male-dominated system, or just a coincidence, our multiplexes are currently being overrun by...

Dating Games with Shut Up and Prance

Talking to some filmmaking teams is like talking to a smoothly oiled publicity machine. Talking to the comedy troupe/filmmaking collective Shut Up and Prance...

Big Miracle: Fish Story

Last fall we saw the release of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a terrific thriller that took in a single event (a global pandemic) from the...

Dangerous Method: Jungian Slip

More than 50 years after his death, Carl Jung seems to have reasserted himself in the zeitgeist, with the recent publication of his famously...

Albert Nobbs: Man Drag

Glenn Close has been trying to get Albert Nobbs made into a film since 1982. Before she delivered any of the screen performances that...

The Artist: Quiet on the Set

After premiering at last summer’s Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and a Best Actor prize, The Artist has played to rapturous reception at...

Haywire: Kane Mutiny

I’m not sure why this film is called Haywire. The title implies a berserk quality, when in fact this movie is a tightly controlled...

Iron Lady: Tory Details

More than 20 years after she left office as Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher now enjoys a much higher reputation in America...

Oh, the Carnage!

An ongoing motif in Roman Polanski’s career has been characters trapped in enclosed spaces. The director seems to love watching people unravel in apartments,...