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Film Reviews

Playing the Heavy

Fat men sometimes serve as tragic figures in movies. Notorious is a tragedy, but the main character's fatness isn't what marks him for doom...

“We’re Not Special”

Ever since Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet signed on to star in Revolutionary Road, the Hollywood publicity machine has buzzed nonstop about these stars...

Chop Suey Masala

With the release of Chandni Chowk to China, the race for the title of Weirdest Movie of 2009 is off to a flying start....

The Top 10

Every time I log on to a movie-related website, some joker writing in all caps is ranting about how the movies in 2008 sucked....

Playing Serious

When The Queen came out two years ago and scored a bunch of Oscar nominations and an eventual Best Actress win for Helen Mirren,...

Peyton Place

I like Peyton Reed. I think he's underappreciated. He has directed three previous films, all of them mainstream Hollywood romantic comedies, two of them...

Ragas and Riches

I had an opening paragraph all ready to go for my review of Slumdog Millionaire, saying how all the hype about India as a...

Prospero Año y Felicidad

Over the last few years we've seen a number of modestly budgeted middlebrow Tyler Perry-inspired comedies like This Christmas and The Perfect Holiday about...

Give ‘Em Hope

How strange it is to watch Milk right now, after the election we've just had. No one could overlook the irony of three states...

I’ll Be Watching You

The end of 2008 is proving to be a busy time for Anthony Vasiliadis. The 27-year-old's short film Technophiliac played at last month's Lone...