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Marshall Fine Movie Review

HuffPost Review: HappyThankYouMorePlease

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I saw Josh Radnor's HappyThankYouMorePlease at Sundance in 2010, I wrote that it was "a hit-and-miss romantic comedy, a little too eager to pleas...

Movie Review: The Adjustment Bureau

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fate or free will? Unfortunately, the deck is stacked in George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau, an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story. Oh, the humanity.

HuffPost Review: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you read other reviews of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives that extol its virtues by using words like lyrical, pastoral, dreamy and fantastic, well, believe them at your own risk.

HuffPost Review: Even the Rain

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We deal with crises in our everyday life - or what we think of as crises. But sometimes we need to be jarred out of the cocoon of our own lives to see...

HuffPost Review: I Am

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As I watched Tom Shadyac's documentary I Am., I wondered: Does it take a near-death experience to open our eyes to the wonder of life and force us to reckon our place in the world?

HuffPost Review: Unknown

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There must be a factory that churns out action-thrillers the same way a factory produces furniture. No muss, no fuss, and a rotating list of actors who have fallen out of the 'A' list.

HuffPost Review: The Eagle

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Who knew that the western would die out -- but the sword-and-sandal action film would survive? Unfortunately in The Eagle, action is mostly a flatline.

HuffPost Reviews: Justin Bieber -- Never Say Never

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some teen phenoms quickly come and go while others stick around and turn into artists of more substance than anyone could have anticipated. Which fate awaits Justin Bieber?

Movie Review: Cedar Rapids

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Despite some of the raunchiest dialogue in recent memory, there is an undeniable sweetness to Miguel Arteta's Cedar Rapids (opening Friday 2/11/11) th...

HuffPost Review: Cold Weather

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Just as I began to lose patience with Aaron Katz's Cold Weather -- what? Another movie about twenty-somethings figuring out their lives? -- it took a left turn and grabbed my attention.

HuffPost Review: The Other Woman

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After I saw The Other Woman at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2009 (when it was being called Love and Other Impossible Pursuits), I wrote that...

Movie Review: Sanctum

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sanctum is the case of a movie that tries to do too much, without realizing what its real strengths are. Directed by Alister Grierson from a script b...

HuffPost Review: Frankie & Alice

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's no mystery why Halle Berry would produce a film like Frankie & Alice for herself to star in. The film offers the kind of tour de force role that...

HuffPost Review: When We Leave

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Aladag's gripping film is not a sermon or lecture on honor killing. The term itself is never uttered. And yet the message is clear: In this society, women have the same rights as animals and are treated worse.

HuffPost Review: Kaboom

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Kaboom is an enjoyably snide look at that generation that is coming to be known as Millennials, for which hooking up is as casual as eating lunch. They may have social consciences, but they don't let it get in the way of a good party.

Movie review: No Strings Attached

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ivan Reitman's No Strings Attached at least partially reclaims Reitman's reputation as a director, which, for a while, had made "An Ivan Reitman Film...

HuffPost Review: The Way Back

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With The Way Back, Peter Weir jumps the tracks, making a movie with amazing scope but little drama. The level of tension in the film is like a toothache -- constant, gnawing but not particularly enjoyable.

HuffPost Review: Every Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Every Day swims in mock profundity and has the feel of a movie made specifically for a forgiving festival audience. Its good intentions are largely wasted.

Movie Review: The Green Hornet - Don't Get Stung

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Green Hornet is a mixed bag -- not an abject failure, but still, not a film that recognizes its own strengths. It gets away with a lot -- and is often more entertaining and enjoyable than it has any right to be.

HuffPost Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Bowser's documentary shows Ochs to be driven by his political beliefs, shattered by the deaths of John F. Kennedy and disillusioned by the ineffectiveness of protest against the Vietnam War.

Movie Review: Country Strong

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard to remember a film that rises to the level of emotional and dramatic incoherence of Shana Feste's Country Strong. You watch a movie like th...

HuffPost Review: Biutiful

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With the deeply soulful performance by Javier Bardem in the central role, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has created a story that captures the human dilemma at both its most simple and its most complex.

Movie Review: Mike Leigh's Another Year

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nothing happens in Mike Leigh's Another Year -- and everything happens. A miracle of virtuoso acting and understated filmmaking, Leigh's film is a ye...

HuffPost Review: Little Fockers

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The law of diminishing returns is a law for a reason. And nowhere are the returns more diminished than Little Fockers, the third film in a series that began in 2000. With this one, they've barely bothered with a plot.

Movie Review: True Grit

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While both the 1969 and the Coens bothers' remake are relatively faithful to the novel, the Coens more closely captures a sense of rough justice, and that even heroes have feet of clay.