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Film Reviews

Oh, What a Biutiful Mess

In December, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association named Biutiful the best foreign language film of 2010. Last week, the movie picked up Oscar...

Another Year: If It Makes You Happy

Mary works as a secretary at a medical clinic in London. She’s somewhere in her 40s or 50s, it’s hard to say. However old...

Rabbit Hole: Childless Parents

Whither the prestige picture? I’m talking about straightforward, visually handsome, modestly budgeted films that feature a few high-powered actors tackling weighty issues, usually working...

The Rite Is Wrong

In the past I wondered whether they were running out of titles for movies that take place on submarines. Now I’m wondering whether they’re...

Phillip Morris: Liar Liar

One of 2010’s most charming movies is I Love You Phillip Morris, the demonic gay bastard child of The Informant! and Brokeback Mountain. This...

Evangelion: Dark Angels

“By now, Seele must be aware of NERV’s ultimate goal.” “That won’t stop us from doing what we must do, even if it means...

Blue Valentine: Heartbreak Hotel

Just as falling in love is a part of life, so too is breaking up. Yet most movies leave the subject of breakups in...

Country Strong: Let It Go

The pre-World War II film director Howard Hawks once said that a good movie consisted of three good scenes and no bad ones. Country...

The Best Performances of 2010

Sheesh, given how lukewarm audiences have been to the popcorn movies that Hollywood has been putting out lately, you’d think the studios would have...

The Top 10 Movies of 2010

In my list of top 10 movies last year, I took note of a resurgence in American films. That continued this year, and even...