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Film Reviews

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...

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less annoying than the British movie that it’s based on, Death at a Funeral stars Chris Rock as a tax accountant/unpublished novelist named...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