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Hollywood, We Have a Problem

The typical Hollywood release wasn’t simply mediocre this year; it was downright miserable. In the ongoing war between intelligent design and dumb and dumber writing, the latter is way ahead on points.
Boulder Weekly  |  Thomas Delapa  |  11-29-2005  |  Movies

The Indeliblesnew

Movies to see at the Austin Film Festival include a flick about a mission to Montreal and another about a girl's criminal upbringing.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten, Nora Ankrum, Wells Dunbar, Marc Savlov, James Renovitch, Spencer Parsons, Josh Rosenblatt, Joe O'Connell, Mark Fagan and Shawn Badgley  |  10-20-2005  |  Movies

Festival Fatiguenew

L.A.’s avalanche of film fests has at least one critic peering into the future darkly -- and seriously considering an appointment with a seppuku blade.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Andy Klein  |  10-14-2005  |  Movies

TIFF Notesnew

Here's what a critic took away from the Toronto International Film Festival.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  09-23-2005  |  Movies

What Stinks and What Rocks at Toronto Film Festivalnew

Director Cameron Crowe fast became the joke of the 30th Toronto International Film Festival while several unexpected indie gems and countless Asian sensations garnered praise.
Montreal Mirror  |  Sarah Rowland  |  09-16-2005  |  Movies

Popcorn Junkienew

You want Shakespeare? Go to the park, Einstein. Here are six multiplex picks to gloriously disengage your brain.
Seattle Weekly  |  Steve Wiecking  |  05-25-2005  |  Reviews

Everything Cinematic Is Illuminatednew

Tucson Weekly reviewers look askew at the coming summer movie season.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna and Zachary Woodruff  |  05-12-2005  |  Movies

Excess Hollywood: A Preview of Summer Filmsnew

The 130-something films lined up for this summer include ones starring comic-book heroes (Batman, the Fantastic Four) and big-screen redos (The Honeymooners, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and War of the Worlds).
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Robert Wilonsky, Luke Y. Thompson and Bill Gallo  |  05-11-2005  |  Movies

Bio Picks: Oscar Gives its Nod to Lies and Livesnew

The Phoenix picks what movies will get Oscar nominations this year.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Keough  |  01-21-2005  |  Movies

The Passion of the Criticsnew

Two cinema reviewers look back at the films of 2004.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna and Bob Grimm  |  01-20-2005  |  Reviews

Bush II Could Inspire Another Indie Film Renaissancenew

As we enter George W. Bush's second term, the country's extreme rightward turn could ignite the type of movie renaissance not seen since eight years of nuclear proliferation, HIV discrimination, and materialist greed helped produce the American independent film movement of the late '80s and early '90s.
The Village Voice  |  Anthony Kaufman  |  01-13-2005  |  Movies

Stuntman Turns to Roach Wranglingnew

Most people try to get rid of roaches, but stuntman Alan Hutton welcomes them. The actor, stuntman, fight choreographer, pyrotechnician, historical adviser and weapons master has to be a jack-of-all-trades, and he's even wrangled roaches and delivered them to filmmakers.
Houston Press  |  Michael Serazio  |  01-03-2005  |  Movies

Two Top-10 Lists of Picture Perfect Filmsnew

Two L.A. Alternative Press critics agree that The Aviator, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Vera Drake are among the year's best films.
L.A. Alternative  |  Jay Antani and Luisa F. Ribeiro  |  12-28-2004  |  Reviews

Movies That Heated Up Cinemas in 2004new

Not one of the political documentariess distributed this year made a fraction of Fahrenheit 9/11's earnings, and deservedly so, because not one outraged, engaged or entertained the way Michael Moore's film did.
The Pitch  |  Bill Gallo, Melissa Levine, Jean Oppenheimer, Luke Y. Thompson and Robert Wilonsky  |  12-27-2004  |  Movies

From Major to Minornew

Where once "independent film" meant a movie made outside the clutches of Hollywood, now it means simply a movie that resembles something done on the fringes. It's no longer a question of ownership, but of aesthetics.
The Pitch  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  12-27-2004  |  Movies

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