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Review: Jumping the Broom

The film tries to balance an improbable barrage of plotlines with crude ethnic jokes
Six months after they first meet, Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) and Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso) arrive on Martha's Vineyard to wed on Sabrina's upper-crust family estate.
By: ZAK JASON  |  May 12, 2011


Review: Cell 211

Monzón's intense look at prison culture
Monzón's intense look at prison culture
By: ZAK JASON  |  October 20, 2010


Review: Hatchet II

Witness the diminishing entertainment returns of watching a belt sander grate through someone's face
Green exploited the teenage-splatter-film æsthetic in his first outing; Hatchet II merely exploits our gag reflexes.
By: ZAK JASON  |  September 29, 2010


Review: Vampires Suck

And so does this movie.
After burping out a series of noxious spoofs from Date Movie to Epic Movie to Meet the Spartans , Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer might, you'd hope, be ready to return to the Comedy Central kind of humor seen in Scary Movie .
By: ZAK JASON  |  August 26, 2010


Review: Nobody's Perfect

Niko von Glasow gets right down to it
German documentarian Niko von Glasow has a knack for the blunt. First he asks his interviewees whether they want to kill themselves; then he asks them to pose nude.
By: ZAK JASON  |  August 26, 2010


Review: Kisses

A prepubescent, hard-boiled version of Before Sunrise
Dylan (Shane Curry) and Kylie (Kelly O'Neill), two tough 11-year-old neighbors in suburban-housing-estate Dublin, flee their abusive homes in search of a better and more adventurous life in the inner city.
By: ZAK JASON  |  August 04, 2010


Review: Cropsey

A real-life nightmare
A perturbing blend of horror and documentary, Cropsey looks at what happens when the boogeyman is real.
By: ZAK JASON  |  June 09, 2010


Review: Holy Rollers

Hasidic Jews try the drug trafficking biz
Loosely based on a true story, Kevin Asch’s film is an unlikely fusion of Almost Famous and Scarface featuring Hasidic Jews.
By: ZAK JASON  |  June 01, 2010


Review: The Exploding Girl

Zoe Kazan gives a slow burn
Although docile and enigmatic, Zoe Kazan’s Ivy lives up to the film’s title — she’s an epileptic on the verge of both seizure and insanity when her long-distance boyfriend, Greg, slips out of her life.
By: ZAK JASON  |  May 04, 2010


Review: Legion

God is fed up with all the bullshit
What are angel wings made of? Why, bulletproof titanium with razor-sharp tips to slice open the entrails of sinners.
By: ZAK JASON  |  January 27, 2010
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