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Film Reviews

Number Four: Three Stars

Hollywood now faces the same problem that faced the young-adult publishing industry a few years ago. With the Harry Potter and Twilight film series...

Mighty Orphans Await Kickoff

“Everything about Hollywood has surprised me,” said Russell Morton, a third-generation Fort Worth native who recently moved back here from New York City. “I’m...

The Eagle: British Invasion

As it turns out, The Illusionist isn’t the only movie out this week that’s set in Scotland. If you go into this toga-and-sandals epic...

The Illusionist: Scots Oui, Oui

Seven years ago, Sylvain Chomet captured the world’s attention with his animated feature film debut The Triplets of Belleville. At the time, many critics...

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...