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Monday, April 20 2015

You Can Tell Where ‘True Story’ Is Going Five Minutes In

No matter how much the ruthless male leads of this film (Jonah Hill and James Franco) try to control the narrative, it's all too obvious where their lie-fueled story is going.


Friday, April 17 2015

‘Child 44’ Is a Suspenseless Soviet-Era Misstep

By adding too many subplots and political asides to the true story of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, Child 44 becomes a deadly bore.


Monday, March 30 2015

Exit Life, Pursued by a Bear: ‘Backcountry’

This indie horror flick finds a young couple stranded in the woods looking for safety in an uncaring natural world.


Monday, March 23 2015

Vienna Ditto - “Oh Josephine” (audio) (Premiere)

Bond theme chords and seductive vocals merge on the retro "Oh Josephine", the newest number by the UK duo Vienna Ditto.


Tuesday, September 30 2014

An Interview with ‘Two Faces of January’ Writer-Director Hossein Amini

"There’s something about identity I think is very fascinating and the idea of people having secrets and I think we all have that in our life."


Friday, June 27 2014

You Can’t Know the Answer in ‘Enemy’

Director Denis Villeneuve's most successful film to date is a baffling mood piece, a puzzle designed with no solution.


Friday, June 20 2014

‘The Monkey’s Paw’ Is Not a Bad Little Film

This low-budget thriller manages a few creepy moments.


Monday, June 9 2014

Forget Boy Scout; Jack Ryan Is an Eagle Scout to the Extreme

In his latest incarnation, Jack Ryan is always the most observant, most competent, most morally upstanding guy in the room.


Tuesday, February 25 2014

‘Fallen Land’: A Provocative Descent from Ambition to Madness

Unorthodox literary tactics imbue Fallen Land with psychological drama, keen social commentary, and riveting suspense all at once.


Wednesday, January 30 2013

What James Bond Can’t Teach You About British Music History

If you want lessons in womanizing, dressing to the nines, or ordering martinis, James Bond is your man. If, however, you’re looking for a review of British music history over the last 50 years, the world’s favorite secret agent has no idea what he’s doing.


Quantum of Solace (Reviews) [11.Dec.08]
Quantum of Solace (Reviews) [9.Dec.08]
Quantum of Solace (Reviews) [14.Nov.08]
Quantum of Solace by Ian Fleming (Reviews) [13.Nov.08]
Blaze by Richard Bachman (Capsule Reviews) [17.Jul.07]
Perfect Stranger (2007) (Reviews) [13.Apr.07]
The Lookout (2007) (Reviews) [30.Mar.07]
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