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Friday, April 26 2013

Manning Up in ‘Pain & Gain’

The kidnappers are caught up in a mutual druggy, aspirational haze: when any one of them feels apprehensive, the nearest buddy encourages him to "get a pump", as they lose themselves in frenzy of bicep-curling and self-distraction.


Tuesday, April 28 2009

Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.


Thursday, April 23 2009

Notorious

More fan companion piece than galvanizing cinema, this stands at a distance too respectful to get under anyone's skin.


Tuesday, April 21 2009

Why Biopics Just Don’t Work


Sunday, February 15 2009

Biggie Gives Us One More Chance

Biggie Smalls' mythology hasn't afforded him a dreamy endgame à la Tupac or Elvis. Nobody imagines Biggie pulling the ultimate Machiavellian coup by making the world believe he's dead while he's secretly chillin' in Jamaica.


Friday, January 16 2009

Q&A with ‘Notorious’ star Jamal Woolard


Notorious

Notorious looks back on the day when hip-hop was coming into its seeming own, when telling stories was a way to make order from chaos, as well as money and, as Biggie saw it, mo problems.


Wednesday, January 14 2009

Eagle Eye

This might pretend to criticize our increasing reliance on technology, but it’s really just the setting for a big dumb movie.


Thursday, October 2 2008

The Movie Masochist: This movie thinks you’re dumb


Sunday, September 28 2008

IMAX makes this ‘Eagle’ Soar


Eagle Eye (Reviews) [26.Sep.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008 (Features) [8.Sep.08]
Half Nelson (2006) (Reviews) [11.Feb.07]
The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006 (Features) [10.Jan.07]
We Are Marshall (2006) (Reviews) [22.Dec.06]
Crossover (2006) (Reviews) [1.Sep.06]
Half Nelson (2006) (Reviews) [11.Aug.06]
Freedomland (2006) (Reviews) [17.Feb.06]
She Hate Me (2004) (Reviews) [24.Feb.05]
Million Dollar Baby (2004) (Reviews) [17.Dec.04]
She Hate Me (2004) (Reviews) [30.Jul.04]
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