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Film Reviews

Mother and Child: Missing Girls

Rodrigo García makes his living as a director of episodes of TV shows such as In Treatment and Six Feet Under. However, the son...

MacGruber: The ’80s Live! (Sort Of)

What a strange trip it’s been for MacGruber. At first, a movie made from the recurring series of Saturday Night Live sketches seemed like...

Sex and the City 2: Hanging On

Sex and the City 2 picks up two years after the first, with the wedding of Stanford (Willie Garson) and Anthony (Mario Cantone), Carrie’s...

Racing Dreams: You’ve Got a Fast Kart

How cool is it that we’ve had so many notable documentaries showing at our multiplexes lately? There’s even better news: Racing Dreams is the...

Shrek Forever After: Fairy-Tale Ending

Sobering reflection of the day: The little kids who are old enough to remember seeing the original Shrek in theaters are teenagers now. Similarly,...

Few Shocks in A Surprise in Texas

Let’s get this out of the way: The reason A Surprise in Texas is getting a theatrical release is because a blind guy won...

Letters to Juliet: Under the Tuscan Suck

Amanda Seyfried is clearly bidding to become America’s romantic-comedy sweetheart, and I’m afraid that she’ll succeed at it. The 24-year-old with the feline eyes...

Babies: I Was Born, But …

I don’t have children. If I did, I’d probably see many movies differently. Take Babies, for instance. This documentary has drawn plenty of oohs...

City Island: An Actor Prevaricates

Writer-director Raymond De Felitta made an excellent movie in 2000 called Two Family House, a drama that drew heavily on his early life and...

La Mission Is Missin’

Watching La Mission is a real whiplash experience. Writer-director Peter Bratt’s second feature follows intense, emotionally resonant scenes with moments that are so ham-fisted...