Subject:

Emma Thompson

  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    The Year in Movies 2013: Top 10 Movies, Houston Style

    The best movies this year that you had a chance to see.

  • Film

    December 12, 2013

    Walt’s Revenge

    Saving Mr. Banks mansplains, Disney-style.

  • Film

    February 21, 2013

    Birds Do It; Witches Don't

    Beautiful Creatures, the ravishing chastity fantasy.

  • Film

    June 21, 2012

    Brave, A Rare Family Film

    A movie about courage that actually has some.

  • Calendar

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Landing A Man, Millionaire Matchmaker Style

    Because if a single 50-year-old can't get you into a relationship, who can?​Didn't Bravo start its life as something other than the place where the most embarrassing specimens of mankind wash up on our channel listing like so many Cuban refugees? I vaguely recall there being performing arts an ... More >>

  • Film

    July 14, 2011

    Final Destination

    Harry Potter — franchise king, hero of a generation — fights his last battle.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Similar But Not the Same: 5 Pairs of Movies That Are Pretty Much the Same Thing

    ​Friends With Benefits opens July 22, and more annoying than the fact that some studio executive probably said, "You know who I want to see in a movie? Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis!" is the fact that this movie comes out a brief six months after No Strings Attached, which is basically the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Royal Wedding: The Five Hottest Royal Brides In History

    Hair Balls was positively ecstatic to learn that Prince William is getting hitched to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton. Although the wedding isn't planned until 2011, we're already worrying over what to wear, and what to get the happy couple (we're pretty sure they'll register at Target). But in t ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    New On DVD: This Is A Radio Clash, From Pirate Satellite

    ‚ÄčOut on DVD today is Pirate Radio, staring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy. So, walk right by Woody Harrelson's Defendor, Lauren Holly's The Final Storm and unless you're just a die-hard fan, Robert Englund's Nightmare on Elm Street collection. If you've got kids (or fond childhood memories) ... More >>

  • Film

    October 29, 2009

    Higher Learning

    An Education and its star, Carey Mulligan, get good marks.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    For April 15: Five Movies About Taxes

    April 15 each year brings with it the journalistic challenge of covering yet another "last-rush filers" story, or some clever way to say that it's the deadline for getting your return in. (We still wonder if anyone's ever been prosecuted because their return had an April 16 postmark.)The subject of ... More >>

  • Film

    July 31, 2008

    Brideshead Revisited Goes Back to the Book

    The movie is shorter and truer to the novel than the TV mini-series

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Anchor man?

    Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.

  • Calendar

    March 2, 2006
  • Film

    January 26, 2006

    Heavenly Hag

    Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee becomes a thing of beauty

  • Film

    November 17, 2005

    Fire Flies

    The fourth Harry Potter rushes through its paces

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Big Wet Kiss

    Richard Curtis is in Love with love, so what's new?

  • Film

    April 26, 2001

    Object of Desire

    Liv Tyler toys with the tongue-hanging boys in One Night at McCool's

  • Film

    April 6, 2000

    There's Something About Mary

    Ismail Merchant probes the psychological underbelly of postcolonial India

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Postmodern Park

    Canadian director Patricia Rozema makes a compelling case for her reinterpretation of Jane Austen

  • Film

    March 19, 1998

    Clinton Without Contrasts

    Primary Colors gets the libido, misses the idealism

  • Film

    January 22, 1998

    Do Not Go Gentle

    The Winter Guest deserves a warm reception

  • Film

    November 6, 1997

    Sex in the Suburbs

    In The Ice Storm, promiscuity seems merely pathetic

  • Film

    April 17, 1997

    Dead Heads

    In this brainless comedy, the corpses are the liveliest things on the screen

  • Film

    March 21, 1996
  • Culture

    February 29, 1996

    Austen, Done Admirably

    Main Street stages a properly proper Pride and Prejudice

  • Film

    December 28, 1995

    The Year in Film

    Though not great, 1995 still produced some movies worth seeing (and reseeing)

  • Film

    December 14, 1995
  • Film

    December 1, 1994

    Oh, Baby

    Reitman delivers a bundle of joy with a familiar face

  • Film

    January 20, 1994

    The Belfasters

    Be glad that In the Name of the Father was made. But don't expect this Irish movie to leave anyone's eyes crying.

  • Film

    December 30, 1993

    What It Is, What It Was, What It Shall Be

    A review of the films of '93, and hopes for an adventurous '94

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