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Elevate: Rêves du Hoop

Any documentary about basketball has to contend with the long shadow cast by Hoop Dreams. The new film Elevate isn’t in that league, yet...

Film Shorts

OPENING: In Time (PG-13) Justin Timberlake stars in Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller as a man who falls afoul of the law in a corrupt...

Anonymous: Shakespeare in Lies

The whole idea that Shakespeare didn’t write Shakespeare’s plays is a load of crap. I feel safe saying this, having spent a chunk of...

Puss in Boots: Break an Egg

The biggest problem with Puss in Boots is that it has come out five years too late. The feline adventurer voiced by Antonio Banderas...

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Three Musketeers (PG-13) Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Event Horizon) directs this latest version of Alexandre Dumas père’s novel starring Logan Lerman...

Low Heat

After several decades’ worth of movie directors’ sons taking up their fathers’ line of work, now we’re seeing directors’ daughters do the same, and...

Penn’s States

“Why are you interviewing me?” Lindsay Penn suddenly asked me in the middle of our recent talk. She wasn’t asking out of false modesty...

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Thing (R) The third film version of this story about a group of scientists at the South Pole who discover an alien...

Footloose: Almost Paradise

Like many of you, I had zero expectations for the remake of Footloose. The original 1984 film has already had a second life as...

The Big Year: First-Degree Birders

I am not a birder, but I can sympathize with them. Check me out in early December when I’m frantically tracking down Greek experimental...