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Disney’s Timothy Green Jerks Tears, Rates Jeers Disney’s Timothy Green Jerks Tears, Rates Jeers
Green but not good for you
, August 15, 2012
“It’s a hard world to be different in,” says Cindy Green (Jennifer Garner) to her Pinterest/vision-board child Timothy (CJ... More>>
Old Masters: Film Forum Reclaims the Idols the French New Wave Smashed Old Masters: Film Forum Reclaims the Idols the French New Wave Smashed
, August 15, 2012
The popular idea of French cinema, if it reaches back further than Amélie, usually begins somewhere around Jean-Luc Godard and... More>>
The Awakening The Awakening
, August 15, 2012
A ghost story relies on the memory of trauma, and The Awakening has plenty, as it’s set in a slate-toned 1921, with the catastrophe of the... More>>
The Matchmaker The Matchmaker
, August 15, 2012
An old-fashioned Mediterranean coming-of-age story set in the young heart of the Levant, The Matchmaker combines the tender tone of a film... More>>
Death by China Death by China
, August 15, 2012
Reviving Cold War rhetoric of a militant communist power hell-bent on taking over the world, Peter Navarro’s Death by China, based on his... More>>
Chicken With Plums Chicken With Plums
, August 15, 2012
Narrated by Death himself, embodied by the archangel Azraël, Chicken With Plums is the second adaptation of comic book artist Marjane... More>>
Beloved Beloved
, August 15, 2012
Writer-director Christophe Honoré revisits the musical—the genre of his biggest stateside hit, Love Songs (2007)—in Beloved, a... More>>
ParaNorman ParaNorman
, August 15, 2012
Another handsome handcrafted charmer from Laika, the stop-motion shop that gave us Coraline, makes up for lacking its predecessor's delicacy by... More>>
Why Stop Now Why Stop Now
, August 15, 2012
Adapted by co-writer/director Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner from a 15-minute short film, Why Stop Now is an unbearable 90-minute trip with a trio... More>>
True Wolf True Wolf
, August 15, 2012
Sure to be denounced as pro-wolf propaganda, Rob Whitehair's profile of Montanan fosterers-cum-educators Bruce Weide and Pat Tucker clearly sides... More>>
Painted Skin 2: The Resurrection Painted Skin 2: The Resurrection
, August 15, 2012
It's a little curious that the Chinese box office hit Painted Skin 2: The Resurrection, a martial arts historical epic, is being touted for its... More>>
Robot & Frank Robot & Frank
, August 15, 2012
A more hopeful reimagining of 2001's portrait of man-machine relations, Robot & Frank envisions a near future in which automated servants aid the... More>>
Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar
, August 15, 2012
A well-meaning amateur doc apparently shot with a camcorder and assembled on an old Mac with Final Cut Express, Hoffman’s home-movie-ish... More>>
The Expendables 2 The Expendables 2
, August 15, 2012
As befits a throwback to the righteous-kill, Reagan-era action movie, The Expendables 2 begins with most of the male population of a Third World... More>>
Hijinks and F-bombs on The Campaign Trail The Campaign
A political goof
, August 08, 2012
The Campaign begins with an on-screen quote attributed to Ross Perot: “War has rules. Mud-wrestling has rules. Politics has no... More>>
Total Recall at Film Forum: Paul Verhoeven's Bang! Pow! Pinnacle Total Recall at Film Forum: Paul Verhoeven's Bang! Pow! Pinnacle
Total cliché
, August 08, 2012
Just because it made loads of money, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and features a three-titted mutant doesn’t mean Total Recall isn’t... More>>
The Bourne Legacy: Who's the New Guy? The Bourne Legacy
A feeling of Damonlessness clouds a franchise
, August 08, 2012
The Bourne films have more than just overstayed their welcome and outlasted the Ludlum books—they've been Van Halenized, with an abrupt... More>>
Falling Man: David Cronenberg's Vision of Cosmopolis Cosmopolis
, August 08, 2012
One of the most interesting things about Cosmopolis, writer/director David Cronenberg's extraordinary adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel by the... More>>
2 Days in New York: Julie Delpy Brings the Paris Gang to the City 2 Days in New York
New York vacation
, August 08, 2012
Calling back many of the same characters and more than a few of the same jokes, 2 Days in New York, Julie Delpy's fourth film as writer-director,... More>>
Red Hook Summer: Stomping Grounds Red Hook Summer
Spike Lee revisits the Brooklyn panoramic
, August 08, 2012
Spike Lee returns to the Brooklyn neighborhoods of his most famous works—including his celebrated Do the Right Thing—with Red Hook... More>>
Hope Springs Hope Springs
, August 08, 2012
Although the tone of Steve Carell's couples-counseling character in Hope Springs is consistently placid and even-handed, it's also tellingly... More>>
The Chilean Building The Chilean Building
, August 08, 2012
Sometimes the costs of political conviction are only brought into relief in retrospect. Macarena Aguiló’s fascinating first-person... More>>
It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl
, August 08, 2012
The circumstances of Israel's founding remain a divisive issue, but you'd never know it from watching It Is No Dream, Richard Trank's doc about... More>>
Meet the Fokkens Meet the Fokkens
, August 08, 2012
Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70-year-old identical twins from Amsterdam, began working as prostitutes in their twenties, when they were forced... More>>
The Lion of Judah The Lion of Judah
, August 08, 2012
The first question any director of a new film about the Holocaust should ask him- or herself is, "What can I hope to add to the subject that the... More>>
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