Review: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Blows Away Cynicism

Blowing away cynicism like a mighty tornado of sincerity. And that’s a wonderful thing. [Read more…]

Ode to the Brain Baffler (Mattel, 1979)

Modern kids explore the Brain Baffler (Mattel, 1979) and are thoroughly baffled, as promised. [Read more…]

‘Gangster Squad’ a Good Time if You Don’t Mind Reruns

To sum up: “Meh.” [Read more…]

10 Most Tear Inducing Lyric Quotes from Les Miserables (With photos from the Film)

Trying to name the ten best moments in Les Miserables is like trying to find your favorite snowflake. There are so many and they’re all so beautiful! But here are some top candidates, ranked from somewhat sad to major hankie situation. What do you think? Did I leave any great moments out? [Read more…]

Review: ‘Anna Karenina’ Simply Stunning Exploration of Love in Many Forms

A conversation with Director Joe Wright about Anna Karenina. [Read more…]

Review: Beware! Don’t be ‘Taken’ Too

If there was justice in the world, this is the movie that would cause riots. [Read more…]

Review: Time Traveling ‘Looper’ is Well Worth the Trip

A hitman travels from the future future to the past future to kill future criminals. Trust me, it makes sense. [Read more…]

Movie Review: Mr. Ferrell goes to Washington in ‘The Campaign’

Politics, down, dirty, and over the top. [Read more…]

Review: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days’ More than Just Laughs

School’s out and the living is…humiliating. [Read more…]

‘Deadline’ tells a Sad and Often Neglected American Tale

With stars like Will Smith reigning the box office and directors like Tyler Perry cranking out movie after movie, you’d think there would be more great films about the most American of stories: the legacy of slavery and racism on both white and black Americans. They’re few and far between. Films like Glory, Malcolm X, [Read More…]