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Cowboy Up With Buck

Buck is a close study about a horseman and his methods, so no wonder it has widened out beyond the specialty art-house theaters here...

A Better Life, Mi Hijo

I remember watching Gregory Nava’s drama El Norte for my high-school Spanish class. I thought about that film while I was watching A Better...

Transformers: Cock-Eyed Optimus

Hey, I’m back! I know. I missed the second Transformers movie. Sorry, everyone. But I’m here now to write about the third installment, Transformers:...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Queen to Play (NR) Caroline Bottaro’s comedy stars Sandrine Bonnaire as a French chambermaid who escapes her life of poverty when she...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Bad Teacher (R) Cameron Diaz stars in this comedy as a hard-drinking, foul-mouthed junior high schoolteacher who’s forced to shape up to win the...

Adolescent Dramas

There’s never a shortage of films about coming of age. Everyone comes of age, after all, and such films can often be done cheaply,...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Beautiful Boy (R) Maria Bello and Michael Sheen star in this drama as a married couple dealing with the fallout after their ...

Super 8: Lights, Camera, Alien!

I hate to be the dissenting voice on a movie everybody else seems to love, especially when I don’t think the movie’s bad at...

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Flop

Loosely based on Florence Atwater’s 1938 children’s book of the same name, Mr. Popper’s Penguins never completely gels. But that doesn’t stop Jim Carrey...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Beginners (R) This autobiographical drama by Mike Mills (Thumbsucker) stars Ewan McGregor as a man who’s shocked when his terminally ill, recently widowed father...