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August 23, 2008

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Sisterhood stars have outgrown their roles | Meghan Keane

Brideshead Revisited

Filmmakers turn Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisted upside down | Meghan Keane

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New Apatow film is funny enough, for a while | Sam Thielman

August 6, 2008

Swing Vote

Lazy plot devices keep new Kevin Costner film from reaching its potential | Megan Basham

Mamma Mia!

Everyone and everything suffers in Mamma Mia! | Arsenio Orteza

The Order of Myths

Documentary film explores racially exclusive festivals in Alabama | Meghan Keane

Man on Wire

Man on Wire captures a heartbreaking obsession | Sam Thielman

July 26, 2008

The Dark Knight

Hellboy II is short on plot but long on fun-to-watch action | Sam Thielman

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Once it gets going, a new adaptation of Jules Verne classic works | Mark Hemingway

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy II is short on plot but long on fun-to-watch action | Sam Thielman

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Bio flick fails to address Roman Polanski's sense of entitlement | Meghan Keane

July 12, 2008


Why are films like Wanted so popular among young men? | Meghan Basham

As We Forgive

Young filmmaker captures the remarkable but painful reconciliation efforts in Rwanda | Alyson Thoner

June 28, 2008

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl offers girls more than a typical wealth fantasy | Meghan Basham

WALL•E world

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton says his latest film isn't about the environment or obesity. It's about relationships | Meghan Basham

June 14, 2008

Sex and the City

Sex and the City girls find stability they seem to have longed for | Meghan Keane


Bloody Mongol nonetheless humanizes its subjects | Alissa Wilkinson

May 31, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Everyone's favorite whip-cracking archaeologist becomes a family man | Meghan Basham

War, Inc.

Star-studded satire veers off course in its critique of Bush policy | Meghan Keane


Mamet offers up a manly hero dedicated to principle | Sam Thielman

The Cult of Sincerity

Full-length feature film reaches thousands via YouTube | Sam Thielman

May 17, 2008

Son of Rambow

An unlikely friendship propels satirical plot | Meghan Keane

Made of Honor

Made of Honor high jinx runs away with its title | Alissa Wilkinson

Iron Man

Iron Man presents a superhero in search of redemption | Sam Thielman

May 3, 2008

Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?

Self-imposed exile poses as filmmaker's "search" for Osama bin Laden | Meghan Keane

88 Minutes

Pacino vehicle is a boring, violent display of misogyny | Sam Thielman

Forget Sarah Marshall

Apatow film doesn't get beyond his usual crudeness | Megan Basham

The Forbidden Kingdom

The Forbidden Kingdom may give some parents pause | Meghan Basham

April 19, 2008

Nim's Island

Swiss Family Robinson Nim's Island is not | Mark Hemingway

My Blueberry Nights

My Blueberry Nights comes out slightly burned | Sam Thielman


Long on old-timey fun and a few fumbles, Leatherheads manages to score | Megan Basham

Smart people

Smart People gets saved by outstanding acting | Sam Thielman

Shine a light

Concert film shows aging Stones pumping life into songs | Arsenio Orteza

April 5, 2008

Meet the Browns

Browns creates sympathy for a flawed character but never for her irresponsible actions | Meghan Basham

Drillbit Taylor

Drillbit is both funny and smart | Cara Marcano

Funny Games

Funny Games says a lot about its European director | Sam Thielman


Ben Stein takes on the debate-phobic Darwinian establishment | Marvin Olasky

March 22, 2008

10,000 BC

10,000 BC has enough visual effects to draw viewers to a poor film | Meghan Basham

Married Life

Married Life makes an absurdity of matters of the heart | Meghan Keane

Paranoid Park

Paranoid Park tells a story of rootless-but trapped-kids | Sam Thielman

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

A sweet script and a solid title character carry Pettigrew | Meghan Basham

March 8, 2008

Vantage Point

Vantage Point follows terror war and succeeds as entertainment | Meghan Basham

Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind characters hit on a scheme so stupid it's genius | Sam Thielman

February 23, 2008

In Bruges

In Bruges is very violent but manages to be very funny | Sam Thielman

Definitely, Maybe

Definitely, Maybe demands far too much from a little actress | Meghan Keane

Fool's Gold

A series of unusual events fails to keep Fool's Gold adrift | David J. Sanders


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