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The 18th Annual Rhode island International Film Festival
The 2014 edition will premiere more than 240 films (features, shorts and documentaries) from 62 countries and 34 US states.
| July 30, 2014
Global cinema, local flavor
Get ready for the Rhode Island International Film Festival
The 17th annual incarnation of the Rhode Island International Film Festival begins its weeklong run on August 6. The festival, which boasts more than 200 films from 65 countries, is a celebration of the cinematic arts with a campus feel and a focus on all things Rhode Island.
| August 08, 2013
Review: Safe Haven
Somewhere along the way Nicholas Sparks went from being just a bestselling author of preachy schmaltz to a full-on franchise (he produces the movies of his books).
| February 14, 2013
Review: Fun Size
Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice ventures onto the big screen in this hokey Halloween misadventure.
| October 31, 2012
Review: Tai Chi Zero
Mashup, hodgepodge, or remix — call it what you will, this kung fu odyssey from former action star Stephen Fung offers intermittent pleasures and freaky twists.
| October 24, 2012
Review: Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
Matthew Heineman and Susan Frömke's documentary tackles a familiar topic but doesn't weigh in on the Obamacare issue so contentious in the upcoming election.
| October 02, 2012
Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Maybe the Kid is going through a rough adolescent patch — but he was no great shakes to begin with.
| August 07, 2012
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
The franchise matures
The franchise that began as a tame kiddie pleaser about four pampered zoo animals lost in the wild has matured and sharpened its teeth, perhaps thanks to Noah Baumbach ( The Squid and the Whale ) collaborating on the script.
| June 07, 2012
Review: God Bless America
Bobcat Goldthwait tackles vapid celebrity culture
The latest dark comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait tackles both vapid celebrity culture ( i.e. , Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, and American Idol ) and the indignity of being an office drone.
| May 17, 2012
Review: The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Dry romp on the high seas
Peter Lord, animator behind claymation staples Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run , directs this very British, very dry romp on the high seas during the time when Britannia did indeed rule the waves.
| April 24, 2012
Review: God Bless America
Bobcat Goldthwait's best work yet
The latest dark comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait tackles both vapid celebrity culture (i.e., Paris Hilton, the Kardashians and American Idol) and the indignity of being an office drone.
| April 18, 2012
Reflections on race and opportunity
Dan Lindsay and T. J. Martin's Oscar-winning documentary about an underequipped high-school football team competing against big-time programs across Tennessee offers a potent contemplation on race and opportunity.
| March 15, 2012
Review: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
3D animated spectacular
Regrettably, this team loses a lot of Seuss's quirkiness, though not the message about corporate greed and slash-and-burn imperialism.
| March 01, 2012
Review: Ghost Rider 3D: Spirit of Vengeance
The filmmakers deliver some gorgeous landscape shots of Asia Minor and leverage the 3D perspective to good effect, but the time between such moments of relief can seem like an eternity of movie hell.
| February 21, 2012
Review: Underworld: Awakening
Brief but bloody
The Underworld series got long in the tooth early, but here, in the fourth installment (directed by Swede Måns Mårlind), it grows new fangs.
| January 24, 2012
Review: Joyful Noise
Rafter-rocking gospel singing
There's not much joy but there's plenty of noise of the rafter-rocking gospel singing variety in Tony Graff's musical dramedy.
| January 10, 2012
Review: In the Land of Blood and Honey
Angelina Jolie's feature directorial debut
Jolie has loosely reworked the story of Romeo and Juliet in an infamous setting familiar from CNN but here seen from the inside.
| January 05, 2012
Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
For 50 years, Alvin and the Chipmunks have been driving parents nuts with their helium-infused banter and shrill bastardizations of pop music.
| December 13, 2011
If Rod Lurie's errant remake of Straw Dogs didn't tickle your morbid fear of home invasion, then perhaps the latest from Joel Schumacher ( Falling Down ) might do the job.
| October 13, 2011
Review: Shark Night 3D
Sharks on a Plane may have been a better idea
David R. Ellis's dimensionally enhanced thriller doesn't knock off Jaws so much as it reconfigures Deliverance , with a slight nod to Friday the 13th .
| September 06, 2011
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