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Drama

Take half a step back, and you can easily compare this indie film to an updated The Big Chill. The class of 1981 is coming home to Ojai, California, which substitutes for Anytown, U.S.A. Many of the g…
The trailers and commercials for the film have hit on all the key points: it’s big, it’s action-packed and it features a scantily clad Naomi Watts doing lots of running and screaming. And, to its cre…
Brad, a college professor, is a gay man who is on the verge of suffering a mid-life crisis on his 40th birthday. He's a bit of a nerd, suffering daily humiliations, like getting busted oggling shirtle…
I have to admit, my expectations for Four Brothers was very low. I wasn't particularly excited about seeing it since John Singleton's films have been getting progressively worse (2 Fast 2 Furious, any…
Do not be suckered by the star power behind Proof. Just because Hollywood's smart kids are in a movie about math, doesn't mean it's going to be any fun to watch. Any way you slice it, Proof is a poopy…
See, I think Amanda Peet rawks, so even though her latest big-screen outing isn’t really exceptionally spectacular, it does get bonus points for: 1. Having her in it. 2. Allowing her to play a chara…
Yeah, so I'm a sucker for anything Far North, for anything with sparse Arctic landscapes, and for anything involving man against the elements. Never Cry Wolf, starring Charles Martin Smith as a haples…
I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical going into The Upside of Anger. By the time I was heading to the theater, I’d already seen tons of glowing reviews and Sundance raves, and Joan Allen’s pe…
Maybe it’s a side effect of the collective dumbing-down of moviegoing audiences. Maybe it’s because this new comedy starring former bad-boy rapper Ice Cube is a prime example of Lowest Common Denomina…
The film is a dreamy, surreal, CGI- and bluescreen-heavy sci-fi fantasy adventure film that plays out in an overly complex and often convoluted manner but remains strangely, and almost hypnotically, e…
Though I am often swayed and a bit star-struck when a director I admire—in this case Jean-Pierre Jeunet (City of Lost Children, Amélie)—is presenting his own film, as was the case of the screening of …
I’ve told myself that don’t watch soaps, but Queer as Folk is just another example of how I lie to myself more often than is healthy. Let’s just say that my early 90s addiction to 90210 and Melrose Pl…