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Tuesday, September 4 2012

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October

We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.


Reviews

Tuesday, December 4 2012

A Melting Narrative Reduces 'Butter' to a Puddle

Destiny is clearly the character we want to root for -- the film should have been structured around her bittersweet attempt to win the butter sculpting competition while finally securing a place with a family after several failed foster care placements.


Friday, October 5 2012

'The Oranges' and 'Butter': Suburban Satire Revisited

The Oranges and Butter each features enough acting talent to fill a new network TV season, yet both fail to generate enough interest to fill a couple of hours.


Monday, November 14 2011

Austin Film Festival 2011: The Writer's Festival

The Austin Film Festival has done a laudable job of carving an interesting niche.


Sunday, June 27 2010

Yet More Dorky Guy Meets Perfect Girl in 'She’s Out of My League'

She’s Out of My League is clearly working with a tired premise, but a comically neurotic performance by Jay Baruchel and a script with a couple of heavy laughs keep it from being wholly lightweight.


Thursday, March 11 2010

She's Out of My League

It's another movie based on the idea that a relationship between a hot girl and ugly guy can't work (um, Beauty and the Beast? Anyone?).


Blogs

Friday, October 5 2012

'Butter' Is Better Than It Should Be

(D)espite its slights, Butter finds a way to win us over.


Friday, March 12 2010

Randy RomCom's In a 'League' Of Its Own

Last time anyone checked, The Bible didn't state that the "geek" would inherit the Earth. Yet when it comes to comedy's current cyclical nature, the


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