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Tek Doko vs. the Mob

“People think because I run an Italian restaurant, I must be mobbed up,” said Tek Doko, whose family has owned and operated Roma Pasta...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Miral (PG-13) Julian Schnabel’s adaptation of Rula Jebreal’s novel stars Freida Pinto as a Palestinian girl who must choose between violent jihad...

Legal Eagle: The Conspirator

Even though it has a bigger budget and higher production values than most of the entries at the Sundance Film Festival, the historical legal...

Blame It on Rio

Jesse Eisenberg has carved out quite the career so far, one made even more impressive by the fact that he has such a tiny,...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Arthur (PG-13) Russell Brand stars in this remake of the 1981 comedy as a spoiled wealthy playboy who must support himself when faced with...

Hanna and the Company

Our action thrillers right now seem to be awash in young girls who are stone cold killers. The odd British entry Hanna is the...

Win Win Loses Half the Battle

By all rights I should like Tom McCarthy’s movies much better than I do. The writer-director of low-budget dramedies The Station Agent and The...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Cat Run (R) John Stockwell’s comic thriller is about two bumbling detectives (Scott Mechlowicz and Alphonso McAuley) hired to protect a high-priced escort (Paz...

Source Code: Every Time I Die

Spoiler alert: This review gives away a major plot point (but we’ll warn you again when it’s coming). Many big Hollywood science-fiction films set...

Insidious: Last House on the Left

Damn, I love haunted house movies: The Haunting (the 1963 original), The Changeling, Alien (it’s a haunted house in space, OK?), you name it....