You’ve got to be a serious screw-up or devastated by desperation to rob a church.
Well, as we used to say about the Sox and can still say about Woody Allen movies, there’s always next year.
Harriet Andersson is the title character in this 1953 film, a teenager who combines a scruffy working-class sensuality with a slightly preposterous romanticism derived from Hollywood movies.
Girls just want to have fun in Persepolis
If we’ve learned anything in the past five or so years of our foreign policy, it’s that we should know a few things about a country before bombing the crap out of it.
An unoriginal technician's piece
Seek elsewhere if you’re hoping for the transporting originality of last year’s El laberinto del fauno|Pan’s Labyrinth .
Cheap and flimsy
cheap silliness involves a cellphone exorcism, Margaret Cho playing it straight as a nay-saying detective, and a ghoul who haunts a burnt-out psych ward.
Doesn't kick it soon enough
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman do a lot of mugging in Rob Reiner’s new comedy.
The perfect fusion of sound and vision
From more than 400 sources, he’s created an operatic narrative of a single human life.
Daniel Day-Lewis gushes in Paul Thomas Anderson’s punch-drunk epic
To love Paul Thomas Anderson is to love his endings.
What a fitting subtitle for Fox’s latest offense to fans of not one but two venerable sci-fi properties.
Hard to knock it
Another shy, fatherless kid in need of a space alien or a pet dragon to help him cope.
Loving, but tedious
Tuners with perfect pitch tighten and loosen strings for hours by ear.
Taut, but the pieces don't fit
In this follow-up to the 2004’s National Treasure , renowned relic hunter Benjamin Gage finds his family line linked to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
“Ephemeral, dangerous, and unfair”
Karl Lagerfeld is a cherished enigma of the fashion world.
The deck is stacked
The deck is stacked in favor of our earnest heroes, since Robert Eisele’s formulaic script never once allows our debaters to argue a contrarian’s viewpoint.
Reaching for the stars
Try telling Francis Coppola that, especially since he hasn’t uncorked a lulu like this one since From the Heart .
Easy jokes? Absolutely
Stupid? Sure, but laced with a strange sense of logic.
A middling effort for Hilary Swank
Gerry is the perfect dead man, showing up shirtless à la Ghost or in stagy flashbacks.
Waged by amiable actors
The supporting players are splendid.
Seven hours is not enough
So, no, Bondarchuk’s War and Peace is not really Tolstoy’s. Then again, short of a 20-hour TV mini-series with Russian actors, you won’t see better.
Fear and self-laceration
I’m glad to see the return of director Tamara Jenkins, idle since her wonderful Slums of Beverly Hills (1998).
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