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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

I’ve Gone Bright Red

Plush and inoffensive, Red is based on a relatively obscure graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, but it bears very little resemblance...

Nowhere Boy: It’s Real Love

It’s mesmerizing to watch Aaron Johnson in Nowhere Boy. The extraordinarily pretty 20-year-old has been performing on screen since his childhood, but the native...

Driving the Limit

You could hear the tiniest stirrings of something on the internet about Cars. Not necessarily a backlash but something smaller: criticism of the movie’s...

Funny Story: Rate My Zach

There are people who don’t care much for Zach Galifianakis. They look at the 41-year-old standup comic — either on stage or in films...

Life As We (Don’t) Know It

Katherine Heigl is famous, in part, for dissing the TV show and movie that made her famous. She notoriously withdrew an acting Emmy bid...

Let Me In: “I’ve Been 12 for a Long Time”

The insinuating Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In took the world (including the 2008 Lone Star International Film Festival) by storm, and...

I Like The Social Network

Let me start by telling you what The Social Network isn’t, because it’s a lot of things you might not expect. First of all,...

Wall Street Sequel: Gekko Insurance

Here’s an example of overthinking. Oliver Stone’s sequel to his 1987 hit Wall Street is entitled Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The subtitle refers...

Legend of the Guardians: Hoot and a Holler

Live-action filmmakers have been getting into animation lately, but only the ones who have a strongly developed and distinctive cinematic style (like Tim Burton...

Talk of The Town

After all this time, after having his private life extensively dragged through the tabloids by a series of high-profile romances, after becoming a pop...