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Film Reviews

Popular Man Date

You might mistake the slight, raunchy, thoroughly charming I Love You, Man for one of Judd Apatow's movies, especially since it stars two actors...

Double Dare

Duplicity is the second film by Tony Gilroy, the longtime screenwriter who made a smashing directorial debut in 2007 with Michael Clayton. You...

French Lessons

The star of The Class, François Bégaudeau isn't a professional actor. He was a school teacher (and former rock musician) in France who became...

On the Line

Denton-born and -raised filmmaker and actor Laurence Maher is new to the experience of being interviewed by the press, so he thinks hard about...

We’ll Take Manhattan

Reading Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel Watchmen today, it's striking how this 1985 masterpiece has penetrated to the marrow of countless movies,...

Dogs of War

The genre-busting animated documentary Waltz With Bashir was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, but last week it lost to the Japanese...

Mad Money

Madea Goes to Jail is Tyler Perry's seventh film as writer or director in only four years. In that short period of time, his...

But I’m a Cheer-leader

Fired Up is a comedy about cheerleading, which immediately places it in danger of being overshadowed. The makers of this film find a creative...

Compañero

The prospect of a four-and-a-half hour film about Ernesto "Ché" Guevara is enough to make everyone quail except unreconstructed Latin American Communists and the...

Financial Times

It's easy to read too much into the similarities between a movie and the moment that it comes out. Two markedly different movies out...