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Movie Review: The English Teacher

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I often note how difficult it is to create a comedy that's not only smart and funny but also charming and surprising. But first-time director Craig Zisk, a TV veteran, has done that with The English Teacher.

Movie Review: The Brass Teapot

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neither terrible nor revelatory, Ramaa Mosley's The Brass Teapot is the kind of movie you might stumble across on cable and stick with, if only because, well, you've got nothing better to do.

No Pain, No Gain

Bruce Helander | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Even with the ongoing physical self-abuse, selective punishment and viewer sympathy, The Brass Teapot eventually evolves into a heartwarming narrative that explores universal truths about choices made that can turn disastrous.

ReThink Review: Haywire -- Post-Feminasskicking!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.21.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With Soderbergh's Ocean's 11 heist series over, the director is clearly looking for another genre franchise to do for fun between his more challenging and experimental pieces. Haywire fits that description.

ReThink Review: The Art of Getting By -- Smells Like Teen Angst

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Ever since the 1951 book The Catcher In the Rye, stories about angsty, alienated, financially secure (mostly male) teenagers in existential crisis over "what it all means" have become a staple of movies, TV and literature.

HuffPost Review: The Art of Getting By

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This slight coming-of-age tale works better than it has any right to, thanks to the performances by the young actors and several of the supporting cast.

HuffPost Review: Ceremony

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Henry Winkler's film Ceremony is as good an example of faux Wes Anderson as you'll find. Not that it's a good film; or an original one.

Max Winkler And The Anxiety Of Influence

Theo Spielberg | Posted 06.08.2011 | Entertainment
Theo Spielberg

Sam Davis, the overconfident young author in "Ceremony," is not unlike his own children's book character, a deep-sea diver intent on winning Chloe the...

Uma Thurman: My Daughter Asks Why I'm Cast With Young Men

MTV | Kara Warner (@Karawarner) | Posted 06.08.2011 | Entertainment

Despite the age-old stereotype in Hollywood (pun intended) of casting much younger actresses opposite older actors, Uma Thurman is one of the few luck...

Son of the Fonz Makes Comedy From Pain

Erica Abeel | Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Despite the old plot chestnut of crashing a wedding, Ceremony feels quirky and heart-felt. It fashions comedy from, one suspects, the filmmaker's pain, creating a direct pipeline from life to screen.

WATCH: Trailer For Kevin Smith's Fred Phelps-Based Religious Horror Film 'Red State'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This isn't your older brother's Kevin Smith. The New Jersey indie filmmaker, made famous for his slacker comedy cult classics 'Clerks' and 'Mallrats,...

Vanity Fair's Young Hollywood: Their Love For Obama, Sneakers And Why They're The Next Big Things

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Vanity Fair features the new wave of Young Hollywood in the August issue, with a cover starring Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Emma Roberts, and Amand...