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Unimaginative erotic thriller
Director Marcel Langenegger has a way with a nocturnal urban landscape, but his feature debut goes splat on the pavement.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  April 30, 2008


Military Intelligence and You!

Clever, clever conceit
No satirist can take credit for making “freedom” and “liberty” sound as campy and as bullying as they have lately.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  March 19, 2008


Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Oversexed, screwy, and also, dowdy delight
Director Bharat Nalluri gives the old follow-your-heart message a new coat of paint with Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day .
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  March 05, 2008



Christina Ricci is still coming of age
Palansky’s winning visuals can’t make up for the story’s silliness.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 27, 2008


Witless Protection

Larry the Cable Guy vee-hickle
It’s sad to watch Yaphet Kotto, as the shady fed, clothesline the stereotypical Muslim motel owner who’s already been threatened by Larry with a trip to Gitmo.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 27, 2008


Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights: Hollywood to the Heartland

It seems, you had to be there
The film of Vince Vaughn’s September 2005 jaunt through the West, South, and Midwest has a dubious goal: to be a stand-up movie with heart.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 06, 2008


Triad Election

Johnnie To's flourishing payoff
Sometimes you have to see a lesser movie to enjoy a better one.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 22, 2007



No Godfather — but it warrants the comparison
Election ’s oldsters have heads filled with loyalty oaths and arcane traditions.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 22, 2007


El cantante

Cookie-cutter bombast
Unlike Lopez, he digs beneath the soap-opera dialogue and bares his character’s soul.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 01, 2007
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