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Film Reviews

When You Find a Film With True Grit

The Coen brothers have become rather full of their own philosophy lately, using a series of otherwise widely divergent movies (No Country for Old...

The King’s Speech: Voice of the People

The intelligent, foursquare British drama The King’s Speech is currently racking up all manner of awards and citations, and while it’s not one of...

Thanks for Making Me The Fighter

If you go to The Fighter expecting a generic uplifting sports drama, you will get a very good one. If you go to it...

Black Swan: Danse Macabre

Black Swan closely observes the world of high culture, and yet its thrills are distinctly, trashily lowbrow. That’s a difficult balancing act to pull...

How Do You Know: Capital Losses

I’ve never liked James L. Brooks’ films. From Terms of Endearment on, his glossy, unfunny romantic comedies have featured cozy platitudes and heartfelt, overwritten...

Garden of Eden: Bourne Identity

Here’s a movie with a tortured history. Garden of Eden was a manuscript that Ernest Hemingway worked on from 1946 until his 1961 death....

Dawn Treader: Narnia Watered Down

The least interesting big-budget movie franchise currently running, the Narnia series rolls out its latest installment this week with The Chronicles of Narnia: The...

127 Hours: Trapped in the Crevice

James Franco spent his early 20s taking lead or secondary lead roles in gritty urban thrillers like Deuces Wild, Sonny, and City by the...

Rainbow Lounge Prompts a Documentary

“People were incredibly traumatized,” said Dallas filmmaker Robert Camina. He’s talking about the Rainbow Lounge incident, which he almost was a part of. His...

Love and Other Drugs: Jagged Little Pill

The promotional materials for Love and Other Drugs make it look like a cookie-cutter romantic comedy, but that’s wrong. The movie is actually a...