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Marshall Fine Movie Review

HuffPost Review: Peep World

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As Peter Himmelstein's script jumps from a family birthday dinner back to the day before, we get a thumbnail of each Meyerwitz child's disappointing life.

Movie Review: Sucker Punch

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you're looking for Sucker Punch to make sense - or do anything else that seems conventional or that you've seen before - see another film. Zack Sn...

HuffPost Review: White Irish Drinkers

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A film of both nostalgia and emotional volatility, White Irish Drinkers also has a title that probably works against drawing in the audience that woul...

HuffPost Review: Winter in Wartime

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Winter in Wartime wants to be an adventure story and a chronicle of one boy's bravery, in addition to the youth-into-adult tale. In the end, that's a few too many things for the movie to handle.

HuffPost Review: Limitless

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neil Burger's Limitless offers an intriguing hypothetical: What if you could take a pill that allows you to utilize your entire brain?

HuffPost Review: Paul

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.24.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Paul comes from the team that brought us Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but director Edgar Wright has been replaced by Greg Mottola. And that substitution makes all the difference.

HuffPost Review: The Music Never Stopped

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Grateful Dead song title and the involvement of writer Oliver Sacks aside, the first 45 minutes or so of The Music Never Stopped seem to offer a w...

HuffPost Review: Cracks

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Cracks shows just how far you can get when you want to make movies and your father happens to be Ridley Scott. This is a movie so silly it will be forgotten before the final credits roll.

HuffPost Review: The Lincoln Lawyer

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's been awhile since Matthew McConaughey was at the center of a solid, watchable drama. But he's got a winner with The Lincoln Lawyer.

HuffPost Review: Kill the Irishman

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Kill the Irishman is a mobster movie with a lot of meat on the bone, even if some of it is tough or stringy. It's not fancy, but it's always tasty.

HuffPost Review: Elektra Luxx

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sebastian Gutierrez seems to have the soul of a TV producer, if his latest film Elektra Luxx - and his previous film, Women in Trouble - are any indic...

HuffPost Review: Monogamy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some movies that strive for artfulness are mysterious and enigmatic. Some, however, are just plain dull -- like Monogamy.

HuffPost Review: Certified Copy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The films of Abbas Kiarostami are critical favorites for God knows what reason. Slow and relatively plotless, they clog the screens at festivals aroun...

HuffPost Review: 3 Backyards

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some movies - most movies, in fact - grab you by the lapels and get right in your face. They tell you - in a million different ways - what to think an...

HuffPost Review: Take Me Home Tonight

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How long is it going to take for filmmakers to understand that movies about teenagers set in past decades are not intrinsically funny just because of the cheesy fashions and music of the era?

HuffPost Review: I Saw the Devil

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I can't think of the last American film I saw that actually made me squirm in my seat with tension and suspense, the way I did with Kim Jee-woon's I Saw the Devil.

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...