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Marshall Fine Movie Review

Huff Post Review: City Island

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

City Island is deceptively funny, a blithe mix of smarts and feeling that never panders to the audience while offering a story about dreams that anyone could identify with.

Movie Review: Greenberg

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Prickly, abrasive, fragmented -- that describes both the title character of Noah Baumbach's new film, Greenberg, and the film itself.

Movie review: Letters to Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard not to respond emotionally to the big moments in Letters to Juliet, in spite of the fact that they've already been given away in the trailer...

HuffPost Review: Daddy Longlegs

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Children occupy such a sanctified place in modern society that a film like Daddy Longlegs can't help but shock.

HuffPost Review: Erasing David

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In a new occasionally overblown documentary, director David Bond hires a private security firm to investigate his digital presence, illustrating just how hard it is to keep personal information secret in the information age.

Movie Review: Robin Hood

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The way Brian Helgeland has written the title character, Robin bears a distinct resemblance to Clint Eastwood in the Sergio Leone films. Except he says a little more and does a little less.

HuffPost Review: Our Family Wedding

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Our Family Wedding is a broad multi-ethnic comedy that telegraphs every joke and is too punchless to actually have punchlines.

HuffPost Review: Remember Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Remember Me is limp and witless, a romantic drama with occasional attempts at humor that has all the body of chicken noodle soup.

HuffPost Review: Just Wright

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When it comes to this kind of romantic comedy, Queen Latifah seems like a natural as the woman who men love to hang with - when they're not in pursuit of a woman they want to have sex with.

Movie Review: Green Zone

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Green Zone is a movie which, given a stronger sense of purpose, might have recounted exactly those failings and shown in stark relief how we were hoodwinked into war.

HuffPost Review: Fiercely protective Mother

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Everybody has a mother. One can only hope to have one as fierce and protective as the one in Bong Joon-ho's Mother. A surprising story from South Kor...

HuffPost Review: Stolen

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Launching on video-on-demand today before hitting theaters in limited release on March 12, Stolen feels like a movie whose ambitions outstrip its talents.

Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tim Burton and screenwriter Linda Woolverton have taken the classic story and turned it into a modern action-fantasy film -- minus the humor of Carroll, or the absurdity or the heart.

Movie Review: Brooklyn's Finest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Once upon a time, movies like Brooklyn's Finest were part of the mainstream. Tough and sorrowful, they offered flawed heroes, usually cops with tarnished ideals.

Movie review: A Prophet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some movies provide a light snack - and some provide a banquet, a feast of ideas, sensations and images that pull you into a world you never could (an...

Movie Review: The Crazies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This film by Breck Eisner is taut, tense and veined with just the right amount of humor. It knows what it's about and gets to it, without a lot of fuss or frills.

HuffPost Review: Toe to Toe: Face to Face With Race

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At once a tale of teen girls jockeying over friendship, prestige, boys and their own identities, Toe to Toe features two exceptionally layered performances at its center.

Huff Post Review: Cop Out is DOA

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Cop Out affects such a generic, mid-80s feel that you keep waiting for the wink. You keep watching, expecting that, at any moment, director Kevin Smith is going to tip his hand.

HuffPost Review: Happy Tears

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Legacy -- it hovers over everyone's head in this film. And it's all about daddy issues.

HuffPost Review: The Good Guy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

DiPietro creates a convincing atmosphere on the trading floor in The Good Guy, in which colleagues act alternately as allies and competitors, chasing the big bucks, with ethics as an afterthought (if that).

Movie Review: The Ghost Writer

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's always feast or famine: months of movies like Dear John, Valentine's Day, Leap Year -- and then, in one week, new films by both Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski.

Movie Review: Shutter Island

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

DiCaprio isn't just a star -- he's a smart, resourceful actor intimately in tune with his emotions and capable of nearly anything on screen.

Movie review: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The plot concerns an impending war between Zeus and his brother, Poseidon. Zeus' lightning bolt has been stolen and he blames Poseidon's human offspring. If it isn't returned, by thunder ...

Movie Review: The Wolfman

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Joe Johnston's remake isn't dreadful -- certainly not as awful as the commercials make it look. It's not a good movie, by any stretch -- but it could have been a lot worse.

Movie review: Valentine's Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Valentine's Day wants to do for that Hallmark holiday what Love Actually did for Christmas: exploit it to make a romantic comedy. Just one problem: it's not funny.