March 26, 2017
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A yarn that bangs with violent rhythms.

Movie Reviews Timur Bekmambetov’s latest film, and his first American effort, is the violent Matrix/Bourne series/Fight Club mashup Wanted, starring James McAvaoy and Angelina Jolie.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff


SFR talks with Bigger, Stronger, Faster director and star Chris Bell

Movie Reviews Chris Bell’s entertaining and edifying documentary about steroids, Bigger, Stronger, Faster, explodes the media myths abou

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff


An epic for fans of art films and Braveheart

Movie Reviews Mongol, the new beautifully staged epic by Russian auteur Sergei Bodrov (Pri

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff


A thin blue line between torture and standard operating procedure.

Movie Reviews Recall those images of Abu Ghraib—those cheap, seemingly spontaneous snapshots are, thus far, the most powerful pictures of the 21st century.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff


Suspense is blowing in the wind

Movie Reviews As a dumb B-movie intended to give you the creeps, the jumps and the mocking laugh attacks at its dumbness, The Happening gets two somewhat unenthusiastic thumbs up...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff


Can really, really, really lowbrow hummus humor bring peace to the Middle East?

Movie Reviews For those who struggle with religious faith, one question yet gnaws: How can there be a God who is all-knowing, all-powerful and all-good, but who still allows Adam Sandler movies to exist?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff


Working title: The Spy Who Made L’Amour to Me.

Movie Reviews The French Ministry of Culture may have enacted laws that mandate 40 percent of music made in France to be in French, but that doesn’t mean a French filmmaker can’t purloin 90 percent of h

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Noir-ly Bro

A new cop thriller plants evidence of a story, but still isn't arresting

Movie Reviews That we can't all just get along is confirmed in the new bad cop/badder cop noir thriller, Street Kings , which is set in America's symbolic capital of police brutality: Los Angeles.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

PostModern, Pre-K

Opportunism lurks for the parents of a painter

Movie Reviews Marla Olmstead paints ferocious, bold abstractions that convey the joys, sorrows and fears of existence. She has an agent and solo exhibitions in glamorous galleries, cruises in limos and boasts work that sells...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Talking Torture

A so-so film inspires real-life questions

Movie Reviews Though Rendition is problematic, it does raise questions about American involvement in the practice of torture. Mark Danner, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of Torture and Truth: America, Abu Gh...

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff
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