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Week in Film: Bad Words, Need for Speed and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jason Bateman makes his directing debut with Bad Words, the rudest comedy about an adult dealing with kids since Bad Santa.

New York Film Festival: 51 and Counting

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd give this year's festival a passing grade, just in terms of featuring movies that neither challenge you to make sense of them nor to stay awake.

Movie Review: Closed Circuit

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

John Crowley's Closed Circuit, arriving in the wake of the Bradley Manning decision and the ongoing Edward Snowden affair, is more than timely: It's the most chilling film of the year, more frightening than any horror film because it seems so real.

James McAvoy Stars In Irvine Welsh's 'Filth'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Another of Irvine Welsh's bombastic stories is making its way to the big screen, and now a new, fittingly NSFW trailer has debuted. "Filth" is the fou...

ReThink Review: Cloud Atlas - Free Time

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Would the Wachowskis redeem themselves with another reality-twisting mindbender? Or would Cloud Atlas prove that The Matrix was truly a fluke?

How Confusing Is 'Cloud Atlas'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 12.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

This weekend, a nearly three-hour long movie called Cloud Atlas will open in theaters. Cloud Atlas is based on a book (that takes more than three ho...

Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What is Cloud Atlas about? In various ways, it examines the nature of tyranny and the human instinct toward freedom. It is about the search for truth and the many obstacles that stand in the way of that search.

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's easy to mock the feelings it evokes, but that's a shallow reading of a much deeper film. Cloud Atlas is one of the best films I've seen this year and one of the most satisfying.

The Soft Core Within The Iron Lady

George Heymont | Posted 03.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

It's been fascinating to see how critics have reacted to The Iron Lady, a new film inspired by Margaret Thatcher that has been directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Meryl Streep stars as the former British Prime Minister in a script written by Abi Morgan.

Women in Power: The Iron Lady and The Lady

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Just as this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners -- three women -- were announced, this film season features two films that focus on women rulers: one, Margaret Thatcher, a hawk; the other, Aung San Suu Kyi, a dove who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Movie Review: Arthur Christmas

Zorianna Kit | Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Despite an uninspired title, Arthur Christmas is one of the best -- perhaps even the best -- Christmas movie to be released in theaters in years.

ReThink Review: Arthur Christmas -- A Repellant Christmas Wish

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Pro-materialist junk like Arthur Christmas is evidence that something like A Charlie Brown Christmas would never be made today.

Arthur Christmas Preview Reveals the Celebrities Who Are Hiding Under Aardman's Tree

Jim Hill | Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

To make "Arthur Christmas" the must-see family film of the holiday season, Aardman Animations has a secret weapon. They've loaded up Santa's support staff with celebrities.

Rupert Grint Becoming A 'Postman'?

Posted 11.16.2011 | Entertainment

It started with an ice cream truck. But now "Harry Potter" star, Rupert Grint, seems dead set on making all his boyhood dreams come true. Accordin...

Could This Change Hugh Grant's Career?

AP | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Hugh Grant has joined the screen adaptation of centuries-spanning novel "Cloud Atlas," which starts filming this week. Producers Grant...

PHOTOS: Emma Watson, Stars Shine At MASSIVE 'Harry Potter' Premiere (LIVE)

Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment

Just as the film series goes out with a bang on screen, so does its off-screen celebration. The premiere for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, P...

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...

Mike Leigh on Another Year

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is it marketing genius on the part of Sony Classics that they usher in 2011 with a film called Another Year? Nah, more likely they just wanted to get Oscar tongues a-buzzing for Mike Leigh's latest glimpse into joys, pains, hopes, and desperations of ordinary life.

2010: The Year in Non-Audience-Friendly Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's that time of year when critics get all nostalgic -- or up on their high horses, depending -- about the year that is rapidly drawing to a close. ...

HuffPost Review: Perrier's Bounty

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Perrier's Bounty is delicious and propulsive, a film that rarely pauses to let the viewer catch his breath. It's an expert blend of thrills, laughs and jeopardy - like a strong Irish coffee with a jolt of pepper.

Mighty Movie Podcast: The Underdog Bites Back: Tom Hooper on The Damned United

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I've got nothing against sports films that exult in good sportsmanship and the triumph of the underdog. But I'm more inclined towards films like The Damned United that scrape past the noble veneer of sports.

Half-Blood, All Brilliant: The Sixth Harry Potter Movie Enchants and Enthralls

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

There's so much wonderful style, wit and even genuine pathos holding this stuff together that only an idiot could deny the many charms of this franchise.