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January 01, 1990 - February 11, 2013 + Film Reviews

Amelia listen Download

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I've seen the movie Amelia, and I can tell you that Amelia Earhart is still missing...

Where the Wild Things Are listen Download

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The movie version of Where the Wild Things Are honors the book in every imaginable way...and in ways no one could have imagined until Spike...

An Education listen Download

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This week brings a thrilling new film called An Education. It's a tale of an English schoolgirl's hard-won wisdom, and it's thrilling for all sorts...

The Invention of Lying; Zombieland listen Download

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Nobody doesn't like Ricky Gervais, and his new comedy soars for a while on the wings of a clever premise: it's set in a world...

Capitalism: A Love Story; Coco Before Chanel listen Download

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Michael Moore starts Capitalism: A Love Story with a sequence of secuirty-camera videos showing holdups in progress, and ends it by showing himself, like some...

Bright Star listen Download

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Bright Star is Jane Campion's dramatization of the love affair between the young Romantic poet John Keats and his younger neighbor, Fanny Brawne. The production...

Telluride Film Festival Picks listen Download

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Love at first sight can be as dangerous as it is exciting, and the sme goes for love at first screening. I fell hard and...

Funny People; Flame and Citron listen Download

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The people in Judd Apatow's Funny People are painfully unfunny, and remarkable off-putting...In Flame & Citron, two melancholy Danes share center stage in the movie,...

(500) Days of Summer; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince listen Download

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In the preface of (500) Days of Summer, a narrator says, "You should know right up front this is not a love story..." I wrote a...

Bruno; Soul Power listen Download

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Well, here's the bad news: Brüno is no Borat. Here's the worse news: Brüno crosses the line, like a besotted sprinter, from hilariously awful to...

Public Enemies listen Download

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Michael Mann's Public Enemies never lacks for interest, or interesting info. Back in the 1930's, for instance, the FBI was simply called the Bureau of...

The Hurt Locker; Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen listen Download

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The Hurt Locker starts with a quote from the journalist Chris Hedges -- "War is a drug" – then makes that case with masterful clarity...

Whatever Works; The Proposal listen Download

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Boris Yellnikoff is the prolix geezer played by Larry David in Woody Allen's Whatever Works. He was once a world-class physicist teaching string theory at...

Imagine That; The Taking of Pelham 123 listen Download

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Raise those lowered expectations a bit before you see Eddie Murphy in Imagine That... The Taking of Pelham 123 is Tony Scott's fevered remake of the...

Land of the Lost; 24 City listen Download

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General Motors may be in a class by itself when it comes to bankruptcy, but so is Land of the Lost. This dramatically, thematically and...