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"Mississippi Grind": Ode on the Road

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

"Mississippi Grind" gives us two more portraits in a distinctly American landscape. Less than heroic, they are trying to survive in a land that is more unfriendly than dangerously hostile.

The Week in Movies: Labyrinth of Lies, Mississippi Grind and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Depending on which source you believe, there are between one and two dozen -- yes, you read that right, dozen -- films opening this Friday in New York. Here is a brief look at a half-dozen of them.

Live From Sundance: Sunday, Jan. 25

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I hit the ground running, arriving not-quite midway into the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in time to crank out a five-movie day on Sunday. That's less a testament to my stamina than to luck and logistics.

HuffPo Movie Review: It's Kind of a Funny Story (Really Is)

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Lost in the slog of fright flicks, and masochist movies in 3D, comes an Oscar-worthy little gem that delivers Zach Galifianakis into the pantheon of m...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Stephen Frears on 'Tamara Drewe' and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on It's Kind of a Funny Story

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Three filmmakers, two films, two comic views on how we humans strive, through all adversity, to find new ways to frak ourselves up. I know I promised ...

Zach Galifianakis Gets Recognized

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"Why is it," Galifianakis asks, "that people always say, 'Oh, you're the fat guy from The Hangover. Why does it have go to that -- why couldn't I just be 'the guy from The Hangover?'"

HuffPost Review: It's Kind of a Funny Story

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is a low-key movie about coping with depression and anxiety, and it's disappointingly insubstantial. Worse, the title amounts to false advertising: It's not really that funny.