Jim Field Smith
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The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October
4 Sep 2012 // 5:12 PM

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.


A Melting Narrative Reduces 'Butter' to a Puddle
4 Dec 2012 // 4:10 PM

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.

'The Oranges' and 'Butter': Suburban Satire Revisited
5 Oct 2012 // 1:35 AM

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.


'Butter' Is Better Than It Should Be
4 Oct 2012 // 11:00 PM

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

Randy RomCom's In a 'League' Of Its Own
12 Mar 2010 // 7:30 AM

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

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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