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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Your Mom Loves You Too Much, Cyrus

If you’ve had your fill of comedies that feature men who are unable or unwilling to grow up, you should really check out Cyrus....

Winter’s Bone: Welcome to the Dolly House

Certain movies inspire my fellow film critics to throw the word “authentic” around. This is a wobbly concept to begin with when talking about...

Despicable Me: One to Gru On

The trailer for Inception has caused a stir in movieland by being mysterious and not giving away too much of the movie’s plot. Well,...

Eclipse: Lady Ante Bella

The Twilight movies have frustrated me, not because they’re made out of junk but for the opposite reason. Stephenie Meyer’s mega-selling series of novels...

A Solitary Man Goes Back to School

Since the turn of the new century, Michael Douglas has gradually been phasing himself out of the stardom that he enjoyed in the late...

Knight and Day: Up in the Air

I’m not in the habit of using the word “piffle.” Yet that sprang to mind as I was watching Knight and Day, and the...

Dragon Tattoo: I Love Playing with Fire

It’s not every week that a Swedish novelist who’s been dead for six years makes the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Such is the engrossing...

Pixar Re-Opens Its Toy Chest

The following statement is true –– and also pretty much meaningless: Toy Story 3 is the weakest Pixar movie in the last 10 years....

Please Give Weaves a Guilt-Edged Story

If there’s any doubt that Nicole Holofcener should have filmed the Sex and the City movie, her latest comedy Please Give should remove it....

The Karate Kid: Kung Fu Shuffle

All right, this is bugging me: Why is this movie entitled The Karate Kid? I understand why the filmmakers would want to keep the...