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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Eye Popper

For Hollywood this year, 3-D filmmaking seems to be the new old wave. At least 12 more 3-D movies are slated to hit our...

KP Duty

Unlike most of the local filmmakers I profile, John Venable is someone I've known for a long time. That's because he's a film critic...

Ram Jam

Everyone's calling The Wrestler a comeback vehicle for Mickey Rourke, but he hasn't really been away. He has worked steadily in this decade, and...

Not So Minny Laughs

The whole time I was watching New in Town, I was wondering why Renée Zellweger didn't fit her role. In this throwaway comedy she...

Alien vs. Viking

First of all, Outlander has nothing to do with Highlander. It's the sort of movie that reminds you that the line can be very...

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,...