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Film Reviews

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...

Rutherford, Yager Make Changes

Side by side, Burt Rutherford and Tim Yager look like a mismatched comedy duo, best friends who couldn’t look any more different. The two...

Clint and Woody Have Psychic Visions

In their latest movies, Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen are thinking about the great beyond. Of course, it isn’t unusual that filmmakers aged 80...

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...