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We Need to Leave in The Next Three Days

Best known as the filmmaker who inflicted Crash upon the world, Paul Haggis turns his attention to popcorn entertainment in The Next Three Days,...

Inside Job: Forever Blowing Bubbles

 “It is impossible to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends on him not understanding it.” — Upton Sinclair  The villains of...

Morning Glory: Happy Talk

A romantic comedy aiming to be the Broadcast News for our generation, Morning Glory boasts a wealth of talent both in front of and...

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...