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The Help: Maid in Mississippi

When Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel The Help became a huge popular success in 2009, Hollywood studios immediately rushed in with offers to have A-list...

I Am You, Man: The Change-Up

I find myself becoming more and more impatient with these comedies about married dads pining for their younger, carefree bachelor days. Don’t get me...

Beats, Rhymes & Life: Rap Promoters

A Tribe  Called  Quest came along in the  early 1990s, when hip-hop music was dominated by murderously petty feuds and aggressive braggadocio. In this...

Cal’s State: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Not so long ago, a movie like Crazy, Stupid, Love. would have been released at the height of Oscar season and touted for awards....

A Widow Needs A Little Help

Steve Carell isn’t the only star of TV’s The Office with a movie out this week. Jenna Fischer charmed millions of viewers portraying the...

Che C’è? The Double Hour

The Italian film The Double Hour finally secured its release in American movie theaters last year. That’s when the buzz started building among cinephiles...

Pooh Lightness

Well, here’s an unfortunate case of hitting the marketplace at the wrong time. No doubt the folks at Disney thought they’d counter-program by putting...

Harry’s End

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the end of the line. The Hogwarts Express has reached its final destination. Please make sure to gather up...

Sauceda Rocks Out

For his first feature film, The Fandango Sisters, José Juan Sauceda shot his rock music drama at various Fort Worth locations (Rose Marine Theatre,...

The Tree of Life: Pictures at an Exhibition

The fifth film in 38 years by reclusive Texas auteur Terrence Malick is The Tree of Life, the polarizing film that drew boos and...