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Film Reviews

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...

The Losers Is a Lost Cause

Based on an award-winning, Vertigo-published comic, The Losers is about a top-secret Special Forces unit’s quest for revenge on a shadowy figure named Max...

The Joneses: Life Is a TV Commercial

You may have gotten your dose of movie satire last weekend at Kick-Ass. If that’s the case, I’m betting you had a better time...

Death at a Funeral: Back from the Grave

Marginally less annoying than the British movie that it’s based on, Death at a Funeral stars Chris Rock as a tax accountant/unpublished novelist named...

This Movie Is Kick-Ass

How do I describe the awesomeness of Kick-Ass? I could say this is the superhero flick that Watchmen desperately wanted to be, but that...

It’s Not a Wonderful After.Life

Eleven years ago, a great Japanese film came out in American theaters under the title After Life, a joyful meditation that imagined all of...

Film Shorts

OPENING: After.Life (R) Christina Ricci stars in this supernatural thriller as a young woman who may or may not have died in a car accident...

Ragged Date Night for Carell and Fey

You’re probably going to see Date Night because of Steve Carell and Tina Fey. And why not? They seem like a terrific match because...

A Faulkner Story

This is the sort of thing that happens to first-time filmmakers working on a shoestring budget: While shooting his drama Between Heaven and Hell,...