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Film Reviews

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...

Resident Evil: Afterlife Bores

The fourth Resident Evil game was a thrilling reinvention of the series, ditching zombies for more unusual monsters. It also was a fast-paced story...

The Tillman Story: “Why Are You Shooting at Me?”

I used to live in Arizona, so I remember Pat Tillman wreaking havoc on the football field for Arizona State University. After going on...

Ya’Ke at UTA

Ya’Ke is a Swahili word meaning “son of God, great warrior.” That English translation is tattooed on the right shoulder of Dwain Ya’Ke Smith...

One Sharp Machete

Before Machete was a real movie, it was a fake movie. For their 2007 double-bill Grindhouse, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino had four trailers...

The American: This Gun for Hire

If nothing else, The American is an antidote to movies like Eat Pray Love, Letters to Juliet, and others in which Americans travel to...