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Dear John

Gonads and strife
"We're sitting here . . . and we're talking, but nobody's actually saying anything."
By SHAULA CLARK  |  February 02, 2010


Review: Sundance Shorts 2009

Salute your shorts
Welcome to the world of "Sundance Shorts 2009," where the happy endings tend to look more like reprieves from misery.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 13, 2010


Review: In Search of Beethoven

Deaf jam
Phil Grabsky's exhaustive documentary doesn't exactly dispel any stereotypes about Beethoven's being a shaggy genius prone to rages.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 06, 2010


52 ways to leave 2009

Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, but the plunge into 2010 is a milestone nonetheless.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 30, 2009


Review: Brothers

Maguire, Gyllenhaal go deer hunting
Operation Enduring Freedom seems to have replaced Vietnam as Hollywood's go-to military quagmire from which to dredge gut-wrenching meditations on the psychological carnage of war.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 09, 2009


Review: The Princess and the Frog

Disney becomes slightly enlightened?
Fans of traditional animation will be relieved to learn that 2004's Home on the Range was not the final nail in Disney's 2-D toon coffin.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 09, 2009


Mad Men on Mass Ave

How to make your carpets match the Drapers
We have many long, painful, Mad Men– less months stretching ahead of us, as we wait for the show to return to AMC and shower us with more broken marriages, snappy quips, jaw-dropping revelations, and (hopefully) amputated limbs.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 09, 2009


Review: The Messenger

The Iraq War hits suburbia
The Iraq War hits suburbia
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 17, 2009


Review: Bronson

Tom Hardy is mesmerizing
From Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn comes a fantasy bio-pic of Britain's notorious Charlie Bronson, a larger-than-life character who, after swiping his identity from Charles Bronson transformed from bare-knuckle prizefighter into "Britain's most violent prisoner."
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 17, 2009


Review: Black Dynamite

A rush of ’70s nostalgia you never knew you had
His pimp hand is strong but fair. He keeps his resplendent Afro, rippling pecs, and nunchakus well-oiled. He’s Black Dynamite. In this glorious retro homage to ’70s blaxploitation cinema, director Scott Sanders isn’t so much traversing I’m Gonna Git You, Sucka territory as he is making a full-length Grindhouse spoof trailer — and doing a shockingly awesome job of it.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 11, 2009


Totally clips of the heart

Foraging with the Found Footage Festival’s Nick Prueher
Nick Prueher and fellow video crate digger Joe Pickett sift through untold hours of lunatic cable-access shows, home movies, and dubious self-help videos to pluck out breathtakingly bad gems for their touring Found Footage Festival.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 12, 2009


Review: Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Harry Potter  it ain’t, but it’s fun all the same.
You’ve seen it all before: a boy with a special destiny tangles with the occult and gets sucked out of his normal life and into the twilight realm of the supernatural, in the process setting the stage for paranormal war between good and evil.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 28, 2009


Apocalypse wow

Margaret Atwood unleashes the End Times
At the start of Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood , mankind is heaving its last gurgling sighs.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 20, 2009


Review: Good Hair

Chris Rock will make your head itch to know more
According to Chris Rock, this documentary directed by Jeff Stilson was born when his young daughter asked him: “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 26, 2009


Review: Law Abiding Citizen

Kind of fun, if you can ignore its politics
If a thousand commenters chained to a thousand typewriters produced a movie script, it would probably read an awful lot like F. Gary Gray’s vigilante-revenge thriller.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 16, 2009


Review: Couples Retreat

Couples (and everyone else), retreat.
This movie has the power to make any date feel as endless and soul-sucking as the lifetime’s worth of defective, hateful marriages that doom the film’s protagonists.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 14, 2009


Review: The Boys Are Back

We're supposed to root for this guy?
Director Scott Hicks ( Shine ) returns to warm hearts with the saga of Joe Warr, a journalist (based on real-life columnist Simon Carr, and played by Clive Owen) whose second wife (Laura Fraser) dies of cancer, leaving him a single father with a hands-off parenting style.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 30, 2009


Interview: Robert Siegel

 On the shoulders of Giants fans
As Robert Siegel explores the idea of what happens when reality curb-stomps overblown expectation, it's hard not to feel a visceral twinge of empathy.  
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 25, 2009


Review: Jennifer's Body

Diablo Cody's exquisite corpse
You are no doubt approaching Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody's new venture into horror comedy with gritted teeth, expecting the cinematic equivalent of being bludgeoned into a bloody pulp by an adorable novelty hamburger phone spewing snappy quips out of its receiver.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 16, 2009


Review: Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself

Tyler Perry's latest is not so bad at all, really
Tyler Perry's latest crackles with electricity, thanks to heaps of boffo acting talent, high-octane musical interludes, and the most easy-to-root-for electrocution scene since Ernest Goes to Jail.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 16, 2009
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