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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Mother Mary Comes to Me

Before anyone had seen Precious, it had to battle negative perceptions. People had every reason to think it would be terrible when they heard...

Don’t Rock the Boat

The opening credit sequence of Pirate Radio fooled me momentarily into thinking I was being shown a trailer for the movie rather than the...

I Taped an Alien

If The Fourth Kind had come out next spring, we could have dismissed it as a Johnny-come-lately rip-off of Paranormal Activity. Coming out now,...

Local Films Shine

Fort Worth's historic Como neighborhood has been a source of great stories for decades, and now it's the subject of a short independent documentary...

Tsuris

I'm not ashamed to say it: A Serious Man confused the hell out of me. Most confusing movies are that way because they're poorly...

Captain Kitty

Film can be a transformative experience. After all, if not for pulp serials, George Lucas might have ended up as a hot-rod mechanic. In...

Stylin’

Chris Rock explains the premise of Good Hair right at the beginning. While photographs of his two young daughters fill the screen, he says,...

Astro Bore

There's a part in the 2004 Disney/Pixar hit The Incredibles when super-human boy-speedster Dash catches himself accidentally running on water. As any 10-year-old would,...

To the Max

What you'll probably notice about writer-director Spike Jonze's long-anticipated Where the Wild Things Are is that a lot is missing: cheap pop-culture references, self-conscious...

Ballin’ Buddies

The first time you see NBA star LeBron James in More Than a Game,  he's a grinning, gawky pre-teen, which is sort of endearing....