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Will Gluck


Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.


Monday, December 22 2014

A (Somewhat) Class-Conscious 'Annie'

This is a new Annie, decidedly anti-nostalgic and only clumsily cynical, but at the same time it tries too hard to both be and not be the previous Annie.

Sunday, December 11 2011

'Friends with Benefits' Plays Against Type and Fails

Just as we become comfortable with the new friendship, and their sexual arrangement, like most friends with benefits relationships it begins to slowly unravel and reveal itself as the clichéd romantic comedy it advertises that it isn't.

Thursday, July 21 2011

'Friends With Benefits': I'll Make Ya Bump

Dylan and Jamie have best friends, sounding boards so you can know what they're thinking, because if they didn't say it out loud you wouldn't be able to tell they were thinking, at all.

Thursday, October 14 2010

'Red': AARP Action Heroes

Here's lesson for filmmakers: next time you’re looking to reboot a franchise, consider going older, not younger.

Thursday, September 16 2010

'Easy A': Sly Enough

This teenage no-sex comedy wants nothing more than to be a John Hughes movie.

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Tuesday, December 21 2010

Nu Grrrl Stone Power!: 'Easy A' (Blu-ray)

When you consider how horrid the whole teen comedy concept has become, when everything within the category centers around the crotch, toilet, and other forms of gross out gagging, this warm and witty winner is the perfect amiable antidote.

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