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Marshall Fine

Review: Arbitrage

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"Family -- it's what really matters," says Robert Miller (Richard Gere), or words to that effect, to a gathering in his posh Fifth Avenue townhouse that includes his wife (Susan Sarandon), grown children, grandchildren and friends, who have assembled to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Review: Snowman's Land

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Casually brutal, drily (but only intermittently) funny and frequently just plain strange, the German Snowman's Land is a gloomy comedy that's funnier in theory than in practice.

Toronto Festival Conclusions: The Oscar race Begins

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While this year's best-picture winner may in fact have played at TIFF 2012, there was no huge critical groundswell around a realistic contender, the way there was last year.

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.

Movie Review: The Master

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the evidence of The Master and his last film, There Will Be Blood, I'd offer this: Anderson seems bent on making movies that challenge the viewer to figure out what he's really about.

Defending Fact-based Reality Against Propaganda

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While visiting family in the Midwest recently, I was startled when two different relatives asked me, "Have you seen that film 2016?" Both were eager t...

Movie Review: The Words

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Stories within stories -- The Words sometimes threatens to swallow itself whole. The fact that it doesn't is a tribute to writer-directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal.

Movie Review: Keep the Lights On

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ira Sachs' Keep the Lights On starts with a credit montage of bad paintings. His protagonist, Erik (Thure Lindhardt), is first seen cruising gay-sex phone chatlines looking for company.

Review: Bachelorette

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Comedies in which women talk dirty and act stupid and horny -- is this such a hard to genre to get right?

Movie Review: Lawless

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Almost as soon as movies could talk, they were making films about the gangsters who came to prominence by supplying liquor to thirsty Americans who didn't believe in the nanny-state laws against alcohol known as Prohibition.

Movie Review: The Tall Man

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Pascal Laugier's story of a small, depressed town dealing with missing children, taken by a mysterious figure known only as the Tall Man, keeps you plugged in -- right up until it pulls the rug out from under you.

Interview: Actress Gaby Hoffmann Is Now Playing Adults

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At the age of 30, having deliberately stepped away from acting and show business for five years to figure out what she wanted to do, Gaby Hoffman has decided that acting is a choice she wants to make for herself.

Movie Review: For a Good Time, Call...

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Is it really so hard to make a funny, dirty sex comedy? Apparently so.

Movie Review: Premium Rush

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.23.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are the seeds of a funny and exciting film buried within Premium Rush. Instead, there's a lot of footage of people riding bikes with determined looks on their faces. Sorry, it's just not that exciting.

Movie Review: Sleepwalk With Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.22.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mike Birbiglia seems like an easy-going guy, someone who probably has a little trouble with confrontation or sticking up for himself. At least that's how he comes off in Sleepwalk With Me, the film version of his hit one-man show.

Review: Hit & Run

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hit & Run is like a car doing doughnuts, driving in circles while going nowhere fast.

Susan Sarandon Sees Herself at Last

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.21.2012 | Celebrity
Marshall Fine

"I was never that serious about my career, in terms of firing agents, pushing for jobs, things that like. Kids today are a lot more savvy. I was happy with what came along."

Movie Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There is something magical about The Odd Life of Timothy Green. But not, unfortunately, magical enough.

Movie Review: Why Stop Now

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Why Stop Now boasts such a diverse cast of recognizable faces that you have to wonder where it all went wrong.

Movie Review: Robot & Frank

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A caper film whose biggest thief is actually the inexorable flow of time, Robot & Frank is a terrific character study that offers the always-captivating Frank Langella the opportunity to stretch out a little bit.

Movie Review: Compliance

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Craig Zobel's Compliance may be the creepiest movie of the year. It has no physical violence, no sex, barely even a raised voice -- and yet it burrows into your brain and keeps burrowing, the longer you watch.

Movie Review: ParaNorman

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler from a script by Butler, ParaNorman is a marvel of stop-motion animation, built on a script of flat jokes and frantic, frenetic but uninvolving action.

Review: Chicken With Plums

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chicken with Plums, opening Friday in limited release, is a fascinating puzzle: at once a mordant comedy, a tale of unrequited love and a story of heart-breaking artistry.

Movie Review: Cosmopolis

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As one would expect from Cronenberg, there are sudden moments of shocking violence to go with the moments of unsexy sex. None of it will distract you from the fact that this limo, like the whole enterprise titled Cosmopolis, is going nowhere.

Review: 2 Days in New York

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In her follow-up to 2 Days in Paris, actress-filmmaker Julie Delpy moves her focus across the Atlantic and switches leading men -- from Adam Goldberg to Chris Rock.