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Anyone who knows me knows that I love the current trend of Young Adult fantasy/horror/supernatural/dystopian stories that have flooded pop culture, first invading bookstores, and now movie theaters. I…
Last week I confessed that I had no knowledge of Bollywood films or conventions, and thus had difficulty reviewing the self-explanatory Bollywood/Hollywood. This week I have no trouble reviewing the a…
True Confession: I love the 80s in a way that could be described as sick, but hadn't see Flashdance until this year. I know! It makes me want to gasp in horror too! In my own defense, I will say that…
The Minivers are your average middle-class family in England. That is, the classic Hollywood-type of "middle class", where Mother is gorgeous and looks like Greer Garson, Father smokes a pipe and is r…
Tipping the Velvet is a three-hour television adaptation of the surprisingly successful first novel by Sarah Waters (read Moviepie's exclusive interview with Sarah Waters about the series). Surprising…
In the film, which is “inspired by true events,” Tatum is Leo, an extremely charming and likeable fellow, who falls head over heels in love with Paige (Rachel McAdams), a sort of Boho art student who’…
Daniel Auteuil, in a performance that is almost entirely passive, creates a character that somehow sticks in your craw. His Stephane is a handsome and humble man, and is very skilled at his job as a r…
Samantha Mathis plays this young chickie-poo who moves to Nashville to be discovered as a songwriter. Around the time this film was made, I remember there being a big ol' fuss about Mathis being the "…
"Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money and Ronnie Spector is quite easily one of the best songs of the 80s.  Use that song as the title of a movie set in that era, and you've got yourself a built-in au…
Sugar Sweet is not as saucy as the movie summary suggests. In fact, it is a cute comedy and love story, purportedly the first film from Japan by a lesbian filmmaker. If it had taken place in the US, a…
The winner of the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival and ultimately the Oscar for Best Picture, director Danny Boyle’s latest offering combines his trademark frenetic style (see…
Admittedly Yemen has an image problem, especially in the West. The Brits in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen know this, as does Brit-friendly Sheikh Muhammed (Amr Waked) who has apparently more cash at his…