Seven Pounds

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008 | 11 Sep 2008 // 6:00 PM

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


Exquisite Agony | 18 Dec 2008 // 2:59 PM

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.


Seven Pounds | 18 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

Equally afflicted by an old-school weepies affect and new-agey self-righteousness, Seven Pounds is by turns clumsy and overbearing.


Tearjerker Given a Post-Modern Make-Over in 'Pounds' | 18 Dec 2008 // 2:33 PM

If there is one genre that's in desperate need of a post-modern make-over, it's the tearjerker. Comedy gets retrofitted every few years, while the action


Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama | 25 Dec 2008 // 10:43 PM

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood's Walt Kowalski in "Gran Torino," the

//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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