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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Firth of Force

Talented though he is, Colin Firth has never shown that much range. While his close contemporary Hugh Grant has made a career out of...

Medical License

In the late 1990s, a Harvard Business School graduate named John Crowley made medical history. He was a Bristol Myers executive whose two youngest...

Too Much Heaven

As far back as 2001, when Peter Jackson first took on the Lord of the Rings saga, I kept wishing that he'd find time...

Pedro + Penélope

At this point, Pedro Almodóvar truly seems incapable of making a bad movie. I can't think of any other great filmmaker working today about...

Imaginarium, Youth in Revolt Finally Out

Some films go from blank page to your local movie screen relatively quickly; Up in the Air wrapped principal photography last spring, which is...

The Top 10

America's economy may still be in recovery, but our film industry is in good health financially and (more importantly) artistically. That seems to be...

Maestro

The flawed, fabulous musical Nine is based on a Broadway show, which in turn was adapted from Federico Fellini's film 8½. Set in 1965,...

Holmes for Christmas

In a series of 1940s Hollywood films, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes as a suave, unflappable Victorian gentleman. His interpretation held sway until a...

How Ya Get So Fly

Jason Reitman has now directed three films, and so far the most famous is his second one, Juno. I suspect we'll look back on...

Am I Blue?

So your epic disaster movie broke box-office records and won every Oscar in sight. What do you do for an encore? For 12 years,...