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(At Least) Eight Questions About Silver Linings Playbook
February 18, 2013 – 4:25 PM | 42 Comments
(At Least) Eight Questions About <I>Silver Linings Playbook</I>

Silver Linings Playbook is supposedly a story about two “crazy” people — Pat (Bradley Cooper), recently released from a correctional psych facility after beating his wife’s lover severely; and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), whose guilty grief …

Film Fiber: Frenzy brings it all back home (and shouldn’t)
February 2, 2013 – 12:02 PM | 15 Comments
Film Fiber: <I>Frenzy</I> brings it all back home (and shouldn’t)

(or, “Hitchcock Completism Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be”)
Frenzy is adequate. It’s not great; it’s not quite good, even. Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate film is miles better than the stillbirth that preceded it in his …

15/31: Rampart
December 15, 2011 – 12:21 PM | 6 Comments
15/31: <I>Rampart</I>

The title of the film refers to the LAPD Rampart scandal of the late ’90s, but the story follows a single cop, Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson), who’s trying to hold everything together by any means …

21 Jump Street: “Next Generation”
March 29, 2011 – 10:12 AM | 8 Comments
<I>21 Jump Street</I>: “Next Generation”

The Plot: A teacher with financial problems gets beaten up, and because notorious loan shark Tony Delaplant’s son Hoagy (…seriously) attends the school, it’s assumed that one of them is involved. Hanson is sent in …

The Verdict: Facts Not In Evidence
March 19, 2011 – 12:45 PM | 15 Comments
<I>The Verdict</I>: Facts Not In Evidence

Let’s leave aside for a moment the fact that I could barely choose among the myriad vaguely pejorative courtroom-drama puns for the subhed, and focus on what makes The Verdict unique. It’s not the acting, …

Bradelor! DUN!: Not That Un-Bored
February 10, 2011 – 6:42 PM | No Comment
Bradelor! DUN!: Not That Un-Bored

We apologize for our tardiness in bringing you this week’s episode of Bradelor! DUN! We’re busy people…who, if we may speak frankly, didn’t have much to say about the latest Michelle-nanigans. Because what can you …

January 28, 2011 – 3:25 PM | 21 Comments

Death Race 43, Sarah 13; 1 of 24 categories completed
Altogether satisfying! Salt reminds me of one of my favorite movies, The Fugitive: the action is exciting, the contrivances and twists seem deft instead of obtrusive, …

Against the Machine (for no good reason)
January 3, 2011 – 9:31 AM | 22 Comments
<I>Against the Machine</I> (for no good reason)

I have a mildly antagonistic relationship with my BlackBerry — I name all the significant inanimate objects in my life; this one’s called “the Dingle,” so there you go — but I admit that I …

The Big Sad Machine
September 24, 2010 – 5:57 PM | 11 Comments
The Big Sad Machine

I spotted a billboard for this promotion earlier today, near a gas station. Just how broke is this mofo, anyway? Does the Hit King still have back taxes to pay?
At least he’s not selling signed …

December 14, 2009 – 1:06 PM | 8 Comments

Don’t let the big names fool you: Control is a B movie. Accepted on B-movie terms, it’s quite good, in the sense that it is often bad, but has the internal wisdom to keep things …