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For Colored Girls: “Sing a Black Girl’s Song”

The mere existence of For Colored Girls is encouraging, though it would be unremarkable if we lived in a better world. African-American actresses have...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Fair Game (PG-13) Doug Liman’s dramatization of the Valerie Plame incident stars Naomi Watts as a CIA spy who is publicly exposed after her...

Film Shorts

OPENING: GasLand (NR) Partially filmed in North Texas, Josh Fox’s documentary totes up the environmental costs of gas drilling in America. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The...

Conviction Has Courage, Lacks Craft

Hilary Swank stars in Conviction as a woman who launches a more or less single-handed assault on the legal system, and this suffocating, curiously...

Rutherford, Yager Make Changes

Side by side, Burt Rutherford and Tim Yager look like a mismatched comedy duo, best friends who couldn’t look any more different. The two...

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OPENING: Howl (NR) James Franco stars in this dramatized account of the obscenity trial of Allen Ginsberg following publication of his 1957 poem....

Clint and Woody Have Psychic Visions

In their latest movies, Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen are thinking about the great beyond. Of course, it isn’t unusual that filmmakers aged 80...

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OPENING: The Man From Nowhere (NR) Not to be confused with Nowhere Boy, this Korean crime thriller stars Won Bin as an ex-con who’s...

I’ve Gone Bright Red

Plush and inoffensive, Red is based on a relatively obscure graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, but it bears very little resemblance...

Nowhere Boy: It’s Real Love

It’s mesmerizing to watch Aaron Johnson in Nowhere Boy. The extraordinarily pretty 20-year-old has been performing on screen since his childhood, but the native...