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Monday, September 8 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.


Reviews

Monday, April 29 2013

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: 'Some Velvet Morning' & 'Sunlight Jr.'

These two dramas at Tribeca construct narrow, frustrating worlds, focused on couples in crisis.


Sunday, August 22 2010

In 'Death at a Funeral', Death Has Never Been So Lifeless

With a cast full of comedians, it's ironic that the funniest are the regular ol' actors.


Friday, April 16 2010

Death at a Funeral

This junk fest wastes no time getting down to business: LSD jokes, barren women jokes, sex jokes, naked in public jokes, midget jokes, and poop jokes.


Wednesday, February 4 2009

Lakeview Terrace

The movie doesn't stay fixed on its well-drawn sociological cul-de-sac; the score becomes ominous.


Thursday, September 18 2008

Lakeview Terrace

Lisa (Kerry Washington) is Lakeview Terrace's most dislocated figure, caught between an overbearing father and a frenzied husband.


Blogs

Monday, May 3 2010

The Five Worst Films of Spring 2010

While we still have an astonishing nine more months until this year is officially over, one wonders how high up some of these turkeys will land come final annual aesthetic tally time. More disconcerting is the notion that, indeed, things can and WILL get worse.


Thursday, September 18 2008

View from this 'Terrace' is Atypical

Even with years of consideration and compromise, race remains a far too risky hot button topic. No matter how you present it - comically, dramatically,


News

Thursday, March 14 2013

SXSW 2013: Controversial Filmmaker Neil LaBute Gets a Woman’s Touch

LOS ANGELES — Just the name Neil LaBute can be a litmus test — garnering knowing smiles, dismissive eye rolls or even cursing. The filmmaker and playwright,


Monday, September 22 2008

'Lakeview Terrace' actress Kerry Washington flies under the radar

SAN FRANCISCO - Kerry Washington might be the most famous actress whose name you don't know. She played the wife of Forest Whitaker's Idi Amin


Thursday, September 18 2008

Neil LaBute: Making films without apology

When playwright Neil LaBute broke through in the film world with his 1997 low-budget hit "In the Company of Men," here's how the business worked: Studios


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