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Film: Love Across Centuries

Visionary director Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain is too dizzy

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Metaphysical space-age imaginings counter the death of a loved one in writer/director Darren Aronofsky's visually stunning yet superficial fantasy The Fountain. Tommy (Hugh Jackman) is a scienti  

Film: He's Baaack

Daniel Craig injects life into the James Bond series

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 15, 2006
All fears surrounding the future of cinema's longest running franchise are put to rest with Daniel Craig (Layer Cake) more than capably filling 007's shoes in a Bond film that shatters formula c  

Film: Menace to Society

Christian Bale's commanding presence propels Harsh Times

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Harsh Times is a modern and raw reflection of the disastrous effects of war on the soldiers that survive them and the potential danger they pose. Jim Davis (Christian Bale) is a tweaked-out disch  

Film: Toothless

Barry Levinson's political satire, Man of the Year, lacks bite

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Writer/director Barry Levinson (Rain Man) squanders an attempt to stir debate over the Republican voter fraud that marred the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections and that threatens to cloud the u  

Film: Rats in a Cage

Martin Scorsese's latest crime drama, The Departed, is a stunner

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 4, 2006
After directing two massive historical epics (Gangs of New York and The Aviator) Martin Scorsese approaches screenwriter William Monahan's polished adaptation of the Hong Kong police thriller In  

Film: Hollywood Whodunit

Hollywoodland is a compelling look at the life and mysterious death of George Reeves

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Ben Affleck takes a significant stride toward correcting his frat-boy actor image with an engrossing portrayal of George Reeves, the actor popular for playing the Man of Steel on television's Adv  

Film: Blinded by the Muse

Woody Allen cranks out an unpolished vehicle for Scarlett Johansson

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Scoop finds Scarlett Johansson as Sondra Pransky, a nerdy and naive student journalist in London who's lured into the story of a lifetime. But only if she can prove that son-of-privilege Peter Ly  

Film: Water Torture

Lady in the Water drowns via director M. Night Shyamalan's clunky storytelling

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Apologists for the categorically inadequate M. Night Shyamalan have their work cut out defending yet another cinematic killjoy from the "auteur" whose high box-office receipts do not reflect the