The TIme Traveler's Wife is the movie equivalent of an Oprah book -- full of feeling with just enough ideas to make you think about it (but not too hard).
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It's a kind of guitar summit, with the three guitarists sitting around in overstuffed chairs on a platform in the middle of an L.A. soundstage, talking about electric guitars and playing them.
There's a dreamlike quality to the storytelling in Ponyo that takes it into a fairy-tale realm. The magical qualities serve the story, making Ponyo a tale that will transport mentally.
The "wow" factor in Neill Blomkamp's District 9 is huge -- so much so that it would be easy to overlook what a soulful, tragically heroic story it is.
Julie & Julia is half a good movie. It attempts to meld two books instead of focusing on one of them
Fabrice Luchini is one of those French film stars known in America seemingly only to lovers of French film.
Surveillance is a grippingly grisly little film, a police whodunnit that's also a terror-thriller of monstrous imagination from director Jennifer Lynch.
Turgid and uneventful, Goodbye Solo is another under-paced, under-dramatized film that falls into "neo-neo-realism" category.
Even more shocking for a chick flick: The women in this movie aren't all saints. Some are painfully needy, some are willfully clueless and some are predatory -- just like guys.
If Frank Capra were to make a movie today, it would probably look a lot like New in Town. Of course, Frank Capra is dead. Then again, so is this movie.
"Hitler's a joke," Viggo Mortensen tells a friend in the new film, Good. "He won't last."
Gee -- didn't they say that about George W. Bush?
The good news is that, aside from offering seamless visual effects, David Fincher's new film is nothing like Forrest Gump. It is at once enchanting and emotional, sweeping and intimate.
If you're expecting the dark, wicked humor and dazzlingly gruesome violence of Sin City, you'll be sorely disappointed.
I've often debated whether a great ending can salvage a mediocre movie. But does a wholly bogus ending negate the positive aspects of an otherwise solid film? In the case of Nothing but the Truth, the answer is "Yes."
A heavyweight cast performs Shanley's compelling arguments about the nature of faith and certainty in a way that will spark discussions among viewers in the same way it did on Broadway.
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