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Film Reviews

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...

Tangled: Split Ends

Disney’s latest animated musical is a fractured take on the Rapunzel story. Presumably it’s called Tangled because there’s already a musical entitled Hair. Anyone...

The Trouble With Harry

I’m in a difficult position here. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is the seventh installment of an eight-part series. As such,...

We Need to Leave in The Next Three Days

Best known as the filmmaker who inflicted Crash upon the world, Paul Haggis turns his attention to popcorn entertainment in The Next Three Days,...

Inside Job: Forever Blowing Bubbles

 “It is impossible to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends on him not understanding it.” — Upton Sinclair  The villains of...

Morning Glory: Happy Talk

A romantic comedy aiming to be the Broadcast News for our generation, Morning Glory boasts a wealth of talent both in front of and...

Due Date Past Due

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: There’s this tightly wound business guy who has to get across the country to be with his...

For Colored Girls: “Sing a Black Girl’s Song”

The mere existence of For Colored Girls is encouraging, though it would be unremarkable if we lived in a better world. African-American actresses have...

Conviction Has Courage, Lacks Craft

Hilary Swank stars in Conviction as a woman who launches a more or less single-handed assault on the legal system, and this suffocating, curiously...