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Thanks for Making Me The Fighter

If you go to The Fighter expecting a generic uplifting sports drama, you will get a very good one. If you go to it...

Black Swan: Danse Macabre

Black Swan closely observes the world of high culture, and yet its thrills are distinctly, trashily lowbrow. That’s a difficult balancing act to pull...

How Do You Know: Capital Losses

I’ve never liked James L. Brooks’ films. From Terms of Endearment on, his glossy, unfunny romantic comedies have featured cozy platitudes and heartfelt, overwritten...

Film Shorts

OPENING: I Love You Phillip Morris (R) Screenwriters Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Bad Santa) make their directing debut with this comedy about a real-life...

Garden of Eden: Bourne Identity

Here’s a movie with a tortured history. Garden of Eden was a manuscript that Ernest Hemingway worked on from 1946 until his 1961 death....

Dawn Treader: Narnia Watered Down

The least interesting big-budget movie franchise currently running, the Narnia series rolls out its latest installment this week with The Chronicles of Narnia: The...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Black Swan (R) Natalie Portman stars in this film by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler) as a ballerina who suffers terrifying psychotic delusions while preparing...

127 Hours: Trapped in the Crevice

James Franco spent his early 20s taking lead or secondary lead roles in gritty urban thrillers like Deuces Wild, Sonny, and City by the...

Rainbow Lounge Prompts a Documentary

“People were incredibly traumatized,” said Dallas filmmaker Robert Camina. He’s talking about the Rainbow Lounge incident, which he almost was a part of. His...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Burlesque (PG-13) Christina Aguilera makes her film debut as a dancer who comes to Los Angeles and finds her way into a burlesque club...