Larry Charles
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The Worst Films of 2009
6 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

What does it say about the last 12 months that two of the year's biggest blockbusters also find residence near the top of our annual compilation of cinematic abominations? Oh, and the rest are pretty rotten as well.

Summer of Same: July 2009
28 Apr 2009 // 5:00 PM

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.


'The Dictator' Seeks Global Glory
15 May 2012 // 11:01 PM

It's not surprising that the movie's comedy is rambunctious or its politics obvious. But none of it is especially smart either.

10 Jul 2009 // 1:30 AM

In Brüno, most of the stunts feel staged, more like The Hills than Cultural Learnings.


Cohen Cashes In: 'The Dictator' (Blu-ray)
31 Aug 2012 // 8:00 AM

(I)nstead of milking the obvious, Cohen goes for outside the box targets, and almost always hits his mark.

'The Dictator' Rules!
11 May 2012 // 12:40 AM

Instead of aiming for the prejudice or stupidity of its unsuspecting marks, this movie goes back to the typical film comedy formula, and comes up a winner.


Bill Maher tries to get religion in 'Religulous'
17 Feb 2009 // 12:30 AM

When President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address that "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers," satirist Bill

Audiences turn a deaf ear to preachy Hollywood films
30 Oct 2008 // 11:11 PM

Used to be, going to the movies was a way to escape the bustle and stress of the real world for a couple of hours.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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