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Undercover Brothers 21 Jump Street
Bro, how times have changed: 21 Jump Street now a buddy comedy.
, March 15, 2012
The television show 21 Jump Street, about cops who go undercover as high schoolers, debuted on Fox in 1987 — one year after the network... More>>
Wake and Seek Jeff, Who Lives at Home
A stoner goes after his date with destiny in Jeff, Who Lives at Home.
, March 15, 2012
It's obvious that Jason Segel has a face for comedy. He's got a lumpy, sad-sack mug with a dozen inflections to register disappointment,... More>>
Fathers & Sons in Suck City Fathers & Sons in Suck City
Being Flynn can't stop telling us exactly what to feel.
, March 15, 2012
Written and directed by Paul Weitz, Being Flynn is an adaptation of Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, which explored... More>>
One-Take Wonder Silent House
Reality-horror gets a questionable upgrade in Silent House.
, March 08, 2012
The foundations of Silent House are laid atop La Casa Muda, a nil-budget 2010 Uruguayan horror film that enjoyed an afterlife in international... More>>
Two Thirties and a Baby Friends with Kids
An unconventional parenting setup in a highly standard rom-com.
, March 08, 2012
In the opening scene of Friends with Kids, a conspicuously placed copy of Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion on the bedside table of Jason (Adam... More>>
Lost in America Lost in America
A couple goes searching for a lifestyle that fits in Wanderlust.
, February 23, 2012
"There's no one way to live our lives," hopes the displaced, adrift couple at the center of Wanderlust. Shopping between the prefab identity... More>>
This Is How We Do It This Means War
As two pals fight over Reese Witherspoon, This Means War sticks to the script.
, February 16, 2012
Hostilities in This Means War are declared as two workmates compete for the affection of the same woman. The contested objective is Lauren (Reese... More>>
Little People, Big World The Secret World of Arrietty
Tiny hidden humans meet the neighbors in Arrietty.
, February 16, 2012
Synonymous with the humanistic, eco-minded, pastel-hued elegance of Japanese filmmaker and animation virtuoso Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away),... More>>
Family Court A Separation
You are the judge in the high-stakes Iranian legal drama A Separation.
, February 16, 2012
A Separation — the fifth feature by Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi — is an urgently shot courtroom drama designed to put you... More>>
For Better or for Amnesia The Vow
Rachel McAdams gets the sense knocked out of her in The Vow.
, February 16, 2012
The Vow, a full-bodied lunge for the heartstrings, has a humdinger of a premise, forcing its characters to face a question that most of us ask... More>>
Protect the Abs at All Cost Safe House
Ryan Reynolds's bod is the asset in men-on-the-run thriller Safe House.
, February 09, 2012
"He's sooo hot," the woman sitting next to me at the screening of Safe House sighed to her friend as the film's opening images of Ryan Reynolds... More>>
Horror, Stripped Down to Its Bones The Innkeepers
There's no room for indulgence at the Ti West Inn.
, February 02, 2012
Ti West, the 34-year-old writer-director of The Innkeepers, has spent the past several years steadily toiling his way through the ranks of horror... More>>
Dance, Dance, Revolution Pina
Big emotions and an extra dimension in Pina.
, January 26, 2012
"You just have to get crazier" were the words of advice mighty choreographer Pina Bausch once gave to one of her dancers, who fondly recalls the... More>>
Bad Mommy We Need to Talk About Kevin
Tilda Swinton and her problem child in We Need to Talk About Kevin.
, January 26, 2012
In Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin, Tilda Swinton lives out an urban bohemian's worst nightmare. Forced to give up her independence... More>>
Some Nouns, Some Verbs and 9/11 Some Nouns, Some Verbs and 9/11
Bald eagles will weep for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
, January 19, 2012
Director Stephen Daldry has never met a Big Theme he didn't like: After 2002's The Hours, a lugubrious women's-problem picture touching on AIDS... More>>
Locked In The Divide
Survivors of a nuclear disaster scratch each other's eyes out in The Divide.
, January 19, 2012
A mushroom cloud blooms over Manhattan at the opening of The Divide. We see it reflected in the tearful eyes of Eva (Lauren German), who'll spend... More>>
Girl Fight Haywire
Steven Soderbergh and his MMA star make impact with Haywire.
, January 19, 2012
There's a point in Haywire when the film's protagonist, ex-Marine Mallory Kane (Gina Carano), gone rogue from her job as hired muscle for a... More>>
Angelina's War Movie In the Land of Blood and Honey
Hollywood goes to Bosnia in The Land of Blood and Honey.
, January 19, 2012
It's 1992 at the start of In the Land of Blood and Honey, and Ajla (Zana Marjanovic) and Danijel (Goran Kostic) are about to hook up at a Bosnian... More>>
Odd Couple Odd Couple
She fights like a guy, he grooms like a girl: Gina Carano and Channing Tatum make a good match in Haywire.
, January 19, 2012
"Steven [Soderbergh] asked me, 'Why is Angelina Jolie the only female action star in the world?' I told him, 'I don't know,' and he said,... More>>
I Don't Know How She Did It I Don't Know How She Did It
Margaret Thatcher as victimized woman in The Iron Lady.
, January 12, 2012
In the first scene of The Iron Lady, which re-teams director Phyllida Lloyd with her Mamma Mia! star Meryl Streep, eightysomething Margaret... More>>
On Her Way Out On Her Way Out
To be young, gifted, black and lesbian in Dee Rees's Pariah.
, January 12, 2012
The first ten minutes of Dee Rees's funny, moving, nuanced and impeccably acted first feature, in which coming of age and coming out are... More>>
White People Problems White People Problems
The parental rage of brownstone Brooklyn in Carnage.
, January 12, 2012
Roman Polanski's adaptation of Yasmina Reza's hit play, Carnage, stars Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet as two sets... More>>
Is Nothing Sacred? Is Nothing Sacred?
The godly union of Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, sullied in Joyful Noise.
, January 12, 2012
A holy hot mess of the sacred and the inane, Joyful Noise, about a small-town Southern gospel choir, lifts from Usher's "Yeah!" to give us this... More>>
The Silence of the Hams The Silence of the Hams
Jabber-free, The Artist joyfully resurrects Hollywood's past.
, December 22, 2011
An undeniably charming homage to Hollywood in the late 1920s, The Artist will probably be the most successful silent movie since the days of the... More>>
New Girl in Town New Girl in Town
Rooney Mara takes control of the Stieg Larsson juggernaut in Dragon Tattoo.
, December 22, 2011
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is hardly a personal project. Still, David Fincher's sveltely malevolent remake of the 2009 Swedish blockbuster... More>>
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