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Story Archive

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    This one more or less lives up to its marquee-friendly adapted title.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    Despite a great central performance, 'Silent House' is let down by an all-too-familiar cliche

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

    The Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film deserves that accolade and more.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

    'Wanderlust' is fitfully amusing -- but it is amusing nonetheless

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

    Wim Wenders' 3D documentary works well as a primer on legendary dance choreographer Pina Bausch.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

    'The real danger here is that the audience might be talked to death.'

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

    MMA fighter Gina Carano stars in filmmaker Soderbergh's latest magic act.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

    Don't let the NC-17 rating fool you; 'Shame' is a bit of a downer

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

    So long as it’s merely striving to entertain, it’s thoroughly delightful.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

    Roman Polanski's latest movie, 'Carnage', is just a wallow in ugliness

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

    Our critics pick their favorite films and shows from 2011.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

    The Hollywood version is livelier, but comes off as shallow as its Swedish counterpart.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

    'Mission Impossible' franchise keeps the thrills coming, and isn't that what it's all about?

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011

    This film beat 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' at Sundance?!

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

    Famed director's 3D CGI marvel could use a dose of magic.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

    It may be a tough title to remember come Oscar time, but 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' will be a contender

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

    Pedro Almodovar's latest is a look at the dark side of plastic surgery

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

    Depp does his utmost to sell us on the scuzzy romance of blackout alcoholism. I’m still not buying it.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

    Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson star as bird-watchers. No joke.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

    Gus Van Sant's latest movie is a twee mess

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

    'Circumstance' deals with a controversial subject, but ends up feeling very ... ordinary.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

    Remember those '80s action movies? Then you'll probably enjoy 'Drive'

  • Film

    Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

    Sigmund Freud! Eternal 25-year-olds! The Muppets! Justin Timberlake!

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

    Soderbergh keeps things moving in 'Contagion'; too fast, in fact

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

    As buddy cop movies go, 'The Guard' is slightly better than most, but not by much

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

    Paul Rudd is terrific in 'Idiot Brother'; the rest of the film is not

  • Film

    Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011

    How much sincere, cloying quirk can a viewer tolerate?

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011

    It’s like a Batman movie in which Batman isn’t even permitted the dignity of fighting crime, merely watching from the wings as a gleefully amoral supervillain steals scene after scene.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011

    A call for submissions on YouTube led 80,000 amateur videographers to submit their material for the Kevin Macdonald-directed project.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

    Documentary 'Project Nim' misses a golden opportunity to teach us about language

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    'Crazy, Stupid, Love' is a notch above other mainstream film comedies

  • Film

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    'A Better Life' borrows from 'The Bicycle Thief' with mixed results.

  • Film

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    What if your father suddenly came out of the closet at age 75, immediately following your mother’s death? That really happened to writer-director Mike Mills.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    It's no 'Bad Santa,' but 'Bad Teacher' isn't, well, bad

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    Mike D'Angelo says 'Tree of Life comes close to being the best movie of all time

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011

    Woody Allen's latest misses some golden opportunities

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    Every Cannes Film Festival develops its own narrative, but this year’s lineup presented a truly epic philosophical showdown between two of the world’s most revered auteurs, each of whom audaciously married the personal and the cosmic.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Product placement in a movie about product placement? We need a Tums

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    Is the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film really the best of the year?

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Twilight's Pattinson is upstaged by his Oscar-winning costars. Did he sink it alone? Find out here.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    Check out Weekly writer Mike D'Angelo's review of Paul Giamatti's new flick right here.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    Director Joe Wright's new flick hits theaters Friday.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    The latest remake of 'Jane Eyre' demonstrates why it doesn't make a great movie

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    There’s something oddly dispiriting about the basic comic premise of Paul...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Do naive, small-town insurance salesmen make for good comedies? Find out here!

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

    You might forget the story, but Barney's Version definitely provides a showcase for terrific actors.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011

    How does this French animated movie stack up against Toy Story 3?

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

    Sofia Coppola turns her attention to the travails of the poor.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

    The movie as a whole comes across as vaguely pointless.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

    Now, inevitably, comes the film adaptation.