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Prequelly Sequel Re-Remake

The Thing may seem familiar, but it’s not because it’s new

Movie Reviews Strange visitor with assimilation challenge shakes up local status quo—we could be talking about Footloose, but we’re in fact referring to The Thing, another recently renewed early ’80s movie memory.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

The Kids Are Not All Right

Archie’s Final Project has the opposite of its intended affect

Movie Reviews Promoted as a teen suicide awareness film, Archie’s Final Project comes off as a gratuitous exploitation of teen angst, made for the attention-deficient, packaged in elaborate production. The irony of this mo...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Funeral Crashers

Gus Van Sant’s troubled teens, this time in vintage attire

Movie Reviews If you are a 12-year-old girl who has never seen Harold and Maude, you may find yourself in some kind of heaven watching Restless.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Ann Lewinson

Game Changers

Moneyball is at least the best Brad Pitt-Jonah Hill baseball movie ever

Movie Reviews Moneyball is so inside baseball, it’s inside out. Imagine not just another movie reverie on the virtues of the American pastime, but one with the mind-set of a back-office stats wonk. Nonfans will be hard-pre...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Someone in a Tree

Antichrist's lead actress is at one with nature once more

Movie Reviews The redoubtable Charlotte Gainsbourg emerges unscathed from Antichrist, Lars von Trier’s 2009 succès de scandale, as the pointedly named Dawn O’Neil, a newly widowed mother of four, in The Tree. French fi...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Ann Lewinson

Epic Disaster

Soderbergh’s disaster flick clumsily steps back

Movie Reviews Contagion is the name of the film because it’s also the name of the most developed character.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

In Connemara

A great cast can’t save this arch Tarantino rip-off

Movie Reviews Playwright Martin McDonagh, who made an exciting transition to film with the crime comedy In Bruges, is one of a kind. His brother John Michael McDonagh is another matter entirely.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Ann Lewinson

Pay it Forward

Helen Mirren and friends participate in a creaky spy thriller remake

Movie Reviews We greet The Debt with a sense of relief, if only because its title could portend some hasty hectoring documentary about Congress figuring out its financial “super committee,” and this movie is so...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Not a Lock

Sarah’s Key is just another tasteful Holocaust drama

Movie Reviews Sarah’s Key would like to reassure you that there is still a place in this worldor at least in its movie theatersfor the grave Holocaust drama of child endangerment.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Reel Indian Art

Native Cinema Showcase is a forum for underexposed talent

Movie Reviews Given the specific nature of the 11th Annual Native Cinema Showcase, which coincided with Indian Market and showed more than 40 films from Native filmmakers worldwide, I was curious about exactly who would fi...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Lindsay Jaeger
 
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