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Try and Fail

Nelson Mandela reportedly said that if an actor ever were to portray him on screen, he'd want it to be Morgan Freeman. Well, with...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Armored (PG-13) Nimród Antal (Vacancy) directs this thriller about an armored truck security guard (Columbus Short) who sabotages his co-workers' plan to steal $42...

Carrying the Flame

Unlike seemingly everybody else, I don't know any famous actors. However, I do have personal ties to a character from a new Danish biopic...

The Kids Are All Right

This whole decade has been pretty much a waste for Robert De Niro. A lucrative waste, but even so ... Having dazzled the film world...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (R) Werner Herzog's remake of Abel Ferrara's 1992 film stars Nicolas Cage as a drug-addicted cop trying...

For Fox Sake

The golden age of kids' movies is upon us. I'm not just talking about Pixar, though they're obviously a huge part of the creative...

Lonnng Haul

Every frame of director John Hillcoat's reverent adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road trembles with grim nobility. "Trembles" might be the key word...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Antichrist (NR) Lars von Trier's horror film stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a couple who descend into madness while vacationing at a...

About a Girl

The radiant and gently heartbreaking An Education opens in Grapevine this Friday and is still playing at the Modern this weekend. It richly deserves...

Protection Scheme

Conservatives like to complain (not without some basis) about how Hollywood frequently portrays them in a negative light. I hereby point out that just...