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Jeremy Lin May Be Secretly Interesting, But Linsanity Is Wooden and Dull Linsanity
Film presents Rockets star as the NBA's Job.
, October 03, 2013
What's important to Jeremy Lin? He'll tell you. In fact, he'll even rank it. What are the 25-year-old NBA point guard's favorite cartoon... More>>
Enough Said Is a Small Blessing for Gandolfini Fans Enough Said
Fall for James Gandolfini one final time.
, September 26, 2013
When a relatively young actor dies suddenly, as James Gandolfini did in June, it's tempting to wonder about the roles he'll never get to play.... More>>
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Does It All in Don Jon, Except Dance Don Jon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt triumphs over online porn.
, September 26, 2013
To paraphrase the Bee Gees, Joseph Gordon-Levitt should be dancing. He's already done it in (500) Days of Summer, where he led an exuberant... More>>
On FX's The Bridge, Serial Killers Are a First-World Problem On FX's The Bridge, Serial Killers Are a First-World Problem
, September 26, 2013
Mild spoilers up to The Bridge's ninth episode below. Artisanal murders are all the rage these days. On Showtime's Dexter, NBC's Hannibal, and... More>>
Rush's Racers Draw New Life from Ron Howard Rush
This fuel-injected valentine is best seen on the big screen.
, September 19, 2013
It's 1976, a year when all the groovy girls are traipsing around in tiny suede skirts and all the cool guys have Badfinger hair. One of those... More>>
Prisoners Is a Captive of Its Own Ambitions Prisoners
Film tries too hard, makes no sense.
, September 19, 2013
If five Oscar nominees lose two young girls in the woods, will their wailing make a sound? That's the key question of Prisoners, Denis... More>>
Thanks for Sharing: Weep for the Oversexed Thanks for Sharing
A great romance elevates a sex-addiction drama.
, September 19, 2013
Forbidden fruit has never seemed so poisonous as in Thanks for Sharing, a remarkably sensitive and surprisingly romantic ensemble drama about sex... More>>
"Showgirl Is my Yentl": The 145-Minute Showgirls Sequel That Could "Showgirl Is my Yentl": The 145-Minute Showgirls Sequel That Could
, September 19, 2013
Written, produced, directed, and edited by Rena Riffel, who also reprises her role as Penny from the original Showgirls, Showgirls 2: Penny's... More>>
Isaiah Washington Is the Human Part of Blue Caprice Isaiah Washington Is the Human Part of Blue Caprice
Isaiah Washington had to hurt to play the D.C. sniper.
, September 12, 2013
Isaiah Washington didn't want to play John Allen Muhammad, the Beltway Sniper who triggered three weeks of terror in 2002. The man — make... More>>
Blue Caprice Finds Fresh Terror in the D.C. Sniper Case Blue Caprice
Even though you know how it ends, it's hard not to feel some surprising empathy.
, September 12, 2013
With so many violent movies, and lurid movies, and straight-up bad movies, most just so much murderous product, it's rare anymore to be seized by... More>>
The Wookiee Wins: Meet the Director of the Chewbacca Doc That Conquered Kickstarter The Wookiee Wins: Meet the Director of the Chewbacca Doc That Conquered Kickstarter
, September 12, 2013
Understandably, Peter Mayhew is not as well-known as Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill. But W. Ryan Ziegler wants to change that. The first-time... More>>
Pleasure in the Rubble: Why the Summer's Last, Smallest Blockbuster Was Its Best Pleasure in the Rubble: Why the Summer's Last, Smallest Blockbuster Was Its Best
, September 12, 2013
We'll always have Iron Man, they must be telling each other in Hollywood. As summer wanes, the hulking corpses of would-be blockbusters litter... More>>
Venice Update: Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves, James Franco's Child of God, and More Venice Update: Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves, James Franco's Child of God, and More
, September 05, 2013
In 1953, the Venice Film Festival jury didn't award its top prize, the Golden Lion. Instead, it made the highly unorthodox decision to award the... More>>
Venice Update: The Wordless Beauty and Brutality of Kim Ki-duk’s Moebius and Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin Venice Update: The Wordless Beauty and Brutality of Kim Ki-duk’s Moebius and Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin
, September 05, 2013
It’s 8:20 and you’re in the breakfast room at your hotel, having your customary bowl of muesli. By 9:20, you’re watching a... More>>
Riddick Returns to the Big Screen Lacking Charm Riddick
You'll cheer for the movie to kill its namesake.
, September 05, 2013
Richard B. Riddick—Dick to his friends, if he had any—is an intergalactic meathead who's glowered through three movies, two video... More>>
Score One for the Phonies: New Documentary Proves Salinger Was Right About Hollywood Salinger
Salinger would make Holden Caulfield puke.
, September 05, 2013
'If they made a movie, Holden wouldn't like it," Martin Sheen opines deep into the new documentary Salinger. He's speaking of the possibility of... More>>
Orange Is the New Black's Radical Critique of American Prisons Orange Is the New Black's Radical Critique of American Prisons
, September 05, 2013
All manner of spoilers below. Nearly anyone with a grievance against America's dysfunctional prison system can find a scene to illustrate their... More>>
Secrets Not Worth Knowing: Suspense Flatlines in Closed Circuit Secrets Not Worth Knowing: Suspense Flatlines in Closed Circuit
Film falls on the wrong side of the line between restrained and drab.
, August 29, 2013
Intricate, intelligent thrillers made specifically for grown-ups are so rare these days that it's tempting to award extra points to anyone who... More>>
Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is Lightning From the Heavens Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is Lightning From the Heavens
, August 29, 2013
The late, great Elmore Leonard advised writers never to open a book with weather. Does a lightning storm count? Last evening I was welcomed to... More>>
DePalma's Passion Is All Tricks - And Undervalued DePalma's Passion Is All Tricks - And Undervalued
DePalma replays all his greatest hits, and that's not a bad thing.
, August 29, 2013
Your life surges ahead as it is, pretty much, but maybe tinted blue. Maybe everything around you is tilted a bit, and strips of light glow on the... More>>
Drinking Buddies Is An Honest, Affecting Romance Drinking Buddies Is An Honest, Affecting Romance
By fixating on the minutiae, Joe Swanberg finds the honest moments.
, August 29, 2013
There is a moment of silent incompatibility in Joe Swanberg's Drinking Buddies that illuminates the entirety of a relationship in a single... More>>
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie: What Happened? Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie: What Happened?
, August 29, 2013
An average episode of the 1989-1999 cable show Mystery Science Theater 3000, in which a man and his robot buddies heckle bad movies, runs about... More>>
Five Great Summer Movies You Might Have Missed (And Can Still Catch!) Five Great Summer Movies You Might Have Missed (And Can Still Catch!)
, August 29, 2013
As another summer movie season characterized by cynicism and excess draws to a close, there are few activities less valuable or interesting... More>>
Ten Fascinating Facts from Slimed!, the New Oral History of '90s Nickelodeon Ten Fascinating Facts from Slimed!, the New Oral History of '90s Nickelodeon
, August 29, 2013
After Jimmy Savile, Amanda Bynes, Lindsay Lohan, and that Christian puppeteer who wanted to kidnap, kill, and eat little boys, it's hard not to... More>>
The World's End Is a Likable Brew, But Not One for the Ages. The World's End
Middle-aged men face a pub crawl and the end of the world.
, August 22, 2013
The laddish pleasures of The World's End, Edgar Wright's comedy about a group of middle-aged guys drinking beer and facing mortality, come with a... More>>
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