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Zaki's Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Captain America unreels with machine-like efficiency from end-to-end. It's loaded with enough action and emotion to lure in audiences not steeped in comic book minutia, but also peppered with tie-ins and callbacks.

HuffPost Review: Point Blank

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It will take someone with a fresh eye to come up with a movie as wonderfully wired and propulsive as Cavaye's Point Blank.

Cowboys and Aliens

Michael Jones | Posted 10.01.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Cowboys and Aliens is a mess on so many levels: improbable casting, ridiculous wardrobe choices, plot (see below), rampant kumbaya-ism, lame homages, and a screenplay only a screenwriter's mother could like.

WATCH: Blind Film Critic Reviews 'Crazy, Stupid Love'

Posted 09.30.2011 | Comedy

Tommy Edison, the Blind Film Critic, has uploaded his review of "Crazy, Stupid Love" -- the comedy starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore...

Crazy, Stupid, Love -- More Important Than the Title Might Suggest

Roger Wolfson | Posted 09.29.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Wolfson

Spending almost two hours in the dark with Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone is really so much fun that you're to be forgiven if you don't realize, by the time you walk out, that you've just seen a very important film.

Crazy Smurf Aliens: How Did The Critics Score The Week's Films?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.29.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — While the "Cowboys & Aliens" are busy fighting each other, they're not exactly winning the battle with critics. The big-budget ge...

HuffPost Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Crazy, Stupid, Love is the summer's most enjoyably surprising film: a comedy that knows how to pay more attention to the feelings it explores than to creating a conveyor belt for punchlines. It earns its laughs -- and then some.

HuffPost Review: The Devil's Double

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chilling, thrilling and hard to take at times, The Devil's Double offers one of the great performances of this or any year -- or is it two performances?

HuffPost Review: Life in a Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.24.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No doubt, Life in a Day will be shorthanded as "the YouTube movie," which is not a bad thing, actually. Directed (assembled, to be more accurate) by ...

HuffPost Review: El Bulli - Cooking in Progress

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.24.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The cinema-verite approach to documentary making has its pitfalls -- particularly if the subject is as close-mouthed as Ferran Adria, the focus of Gereon Wetzel's El Bulli - Cooking in Progress.

Will Is a Wonderful Movie Which You May Never See

Jay Weston | Posted 09.21.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Will is a family film with a soccer theme, and you would think that with the soccer excitement throughout the world last week for the women's soccer finals, businessmen would grab such a heartwarming movie with this theme.

HuffPost Review: Attack the Block

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.21.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In a summer full of overdone blockbusters (hello, Captain America?) and wan, airless independent films (The Future - urrgh), it's nice to find an old-...

HuffPost Review: A Little Help

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.20.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A Little Help could have been one of those minor black-comedy indy gems. Instead, it's just OK, a set of interesting ideas wrapped in a less-interesting package, tied together by the evocative central performance of Jenna Fischer.

Movie Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Not quite as much fun as Thor, not nearly as bad as Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger feels less like an exciting comic-book-hero movie than required reading for a course called The Avengers, arriving in theaters next summer.

HuffPost Review: Salvation Boulevard

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's no point devoting much time to thinking about what went wrong with Salvation Boulevard. The answer is simple: everything. Satire, particularl...

Gazelle Emami

Better Than The Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

We pick up right where we left off. Voldemort has broken into Dumbledore's grave and taken the Elder Wand. He lifts it into the air and sparks it like...

HuffPost Review: Lucky

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.13.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's always energizing to see an actor give a breakthrough performance -- which is something that you get from Ari Graynor in Lucky, opening in limited release Friday.

HuffPost Review: Life, Above All

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As the 30th anniversary of the start of the AIDS epidemic arrives, it's instructive to note that, even today, there are still those benighted places -...

HuffPost Review: Winnie the Pooh Is Feather-Light and Subtly Clever Family Fare

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Winnie the Pooh is exactly what a Winnie the Pooh movie should be, no more and no less. It is quaint, gentle, subtly wicked and as cozy as a blanket just out of the dryer.

Movie Review: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - It's Magical

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We have now come to the end of a decade-long magical adventure that may constitute the most ambitious feat of both literary and cinematic story-telling in memory, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

HuffPost Review: Horrible Bosses

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Most viewers will get some laughs from Horrible Bosses -- and they may not think it's horrible. But saying it's not horrible is another way of saying that this movie is consistently disappointing.

HuffPost Review: Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

One of the few authors who wrote primarily in Yiddish, Sholem Aleichem became the most famous literary figure of that language. His fame as a writer grew only after his death, spurred in part by the popularity of Fiddler on the Roof, based on Aleichem's writing.

Movie Review: Project Nim - Inhuman

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"It was the '70s," one of the participants says at one point in the documentary Project Nim, about an experiment involving a chimpanzee and human lang...

HuffPost Review: The Ledge

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Movies are show. Theater is tell. But The Ledge, opening in limited release tomorrow (7/8/11) and currently available on VOD, is essentially a two-h...

HuffPost Review: Ironclad

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When it comes to stories that bear transposition to varying eras and settings, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954) seems a prime example of a plot t...