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OPENING: Biutiful (R) The latest drama by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams) stars Javier Bardem as a small-time criminal in Barcelona seeking ...

Rabbit Hole: Childless Parents

Whither the prestige picture? I’m talking about straightforward, visually handsome, modestly budgeted films that feature a few high-powered actors tackling weighty issues, usually working...

The Rite Is Wrong

In the past I wondered whether they were running out of titles for movies that take place on submarines. Now I’m wondering whether they’re...

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OPENING: The Way Back (PG-13) Colin Farrell and Ed Harris star in Peter Weir’s historical drama about escapees from a Siberian gulag who walked...

Phillip Morris: Liar Liar

One of 2010’s most charming movies is I Love You Phillip Morris, the demonic gay bastard child of The Informant! and Brokeback Mountain. This...

Evangelion: Dark Angels

“By now, Seele must be aware of NERV’s ultimate goal.” “That won’t stop us from doing what we must do, even if it means...

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OPENING: The Dilemma (PG-13) Vince Vaughn stars in Ron Howard’s comedy as a man trying to figure out how to inform his best friend (Kevin...

Blue Valentine: Heartbreak Hotel

Just as falling in love is a part of life, so too is breaking up. Yet most movies leave the subject of breakups in...

Country Strong: Let It Go

The pre-World War II film director Howard Hawks once said that a good movie consisted of three good scenes and no bad ones. Country...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Blue Valentine (R) Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in Derek Cianfrance’s drama about a couple who fall in love, then end their marriage...