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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...

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Way (PG-13) Emilio Estevez writes, directs, and co-stars in this drama about an American (Martin Sheen) who determines to walk El ...

Ides of March: Then Fall Caesar

There’s a difference between coolness and coldness. As an actor, George Clooney is cool, and the even-keeled assurance he projects onscreen often informs the...