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Monday, January 16 2012

The Best Female Film Performances of 2011

It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.


Wednesday, May 4 2011

Summer Movie Preview: August 2011

August brings us a clash between horror and sci-fi as vampires, demons, and super-intelligent apes battle the Grim Reaper and a beefy Barbarian for your last few popcorn coins.


Reviews

Friday, August 1 2014

'Get On Up': James Brown Imagined

"You see where this thing is going" from the first frames of Get On Up. But you also wish you didn't; you wish that it would have been smarter, more nuanced, and less fantastic.


Wednesday, January 4 2012

'The Help' Is an Elegantly Profound Crowdpleaser

Unlike movies that try to be both self-righteous and profound, The Help is characterized by a surprising sincerity in how it acknowledges its faults from the get-go.


Thursday, August 11 2011

'The Help' Ends Up Being Less Revealing Than Self-Righteous

In The Help, lying is a way of life. If the maids lie as a function of their employment, their employers lie in ways at once subtler and more blatant.


Blogs

Tuesday, December 6 2011

White Never Makes Right: 'The Help' (Blu-ray)

Indeed, horror is what's missing here... horror and a sense of the real world working its way into the isolation of (this small town).


Thursday, August 11 2011

'The Help' Holds Fast to Its Meaningful Message

While it's too long and too timid, The Help is still a wonderful, evocative indictment


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