Exploring saintlike passion
This documentary by Jim Brown offers an inspiring portrait of America’s most enduring folk artist.
Art-love tunnel vision
The filmmakers are assuming that after so much documentation of murder and torture we could stand to consider instead the material and cultural losses.
A nail in the RE coffin
Meanwhile, the deep-pocketed Umbrella Corporation continues its nefarious schemes — puzzling, given the lack of commerce in an undead society.
Let the carnage begin!
Revenge has taken over the screen lately.
Sweet in its misguided mawkishness
Come for the end-around blitzes, stay for Rock’s dance as an enchanted tree, complete with tights.
A gay, Middle Eastern Romeo and Juliet
“If a gay suicide bomber goes to Heaven, does he get 72 virgin boys or 72 muscular men?”
I’ll take weird, surprising crap over slick any day.
Jane would find another movie
Robin Swicord’s film posits a book club of six Californians meeting once a month to discuss Jane Austen’s novels.
Poor city-kid meet plain ridiculous
Griffin Dunne’s 2005 film is like The Great Gatsby with Jay as an old coot whose grandchildren attack the help with spears.
An obvious, labored fairy tale
Joe Nussbaum’s created a genre mash-up, grafting on the plot of Revenge of the Nerds and . . . the climax of Spartacus ?
Artful and satisfying, if overlong
The colors — ocher and rose and royal blue — and the cast, unprofessional actors all, heighten the sensuality.
What it takes to warm up to sociopathic leads
The solid performances and edgy touches by actor Justin Theroux go far, but it’s all wasted on a Grinch.
Daniel Radcliffe's non-wizard cinematic vehicle
The Year My Voice Broke meets Stand by Me ? If only.
Crass and crude and mostly annoying humor
The only plausible scenario in this movie is the idea that a woman would be so annoyed by Dane Cook, she’d be willing to put a curse on him.
A 90-minute Oscar wanna-be
Few will deny that the war dehumanizes, but Haggis’s suggestion that everybody who comes back is a sociopath won’t win many friends.
Gorgeous high-def space
For a moment, the Earth was unified: “we” had gone to the moon.
Confident wits collide
Writer/director Richard Shepard knows how to make a movie a good time, even one set in the physically and psychologically wrecked post-war Balkans.
Funny but undecidedly pendantic
Mike Akel’s film chronicles a year at a fictitious Texas high school from the point of view of its misfit teaching staff.
Adding to Odenkirk's cinematic slump
We’re past the point of blaming the system.
A vigilant film lacking courage
The Brave One is director Neil Jordan’s attempt at a thinking man’s vigilante flick.
The best film about an American poet ever made
Ferrini and Riaf present the complex American literary figure Charles Olson in a clear way by focusing not on the facts of his life but on the facts of his work.
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