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Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


Reviews

Wednesday, October 19 2011

'Soapdish' Slips Along the Thin Line Between Soap and Farce

Even if the movie's soap opera plot engine is approaching time-capsule quality, this is an uncommonly well-executed farce.


Tuesday, December 8 2009

The Last Station

Tolstoy here seems half-monk and half-clown, a seeming contradiction translated with extraordinary clarity by Christopher Plummer.


Thursday, November 28 2002

The Emperor's Club (2002)

Never acknowledges that the moral order in the United States has always been a fiction.


Blogs

Friday, October 17 2014

'The Best of Me' Offers the Worst of Nicolas Sparks

Like a hack tunesmith that keeps rewriting the same melodies over and over again, hoping his legion of fans don't notice the ruse, we've heard this Sparks song before.


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