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WATCH: A Roundtable On 'The Help' And Race

Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices

Kathryn Stockett's novel, "The Help," about the lives of several black domestics in Mississippi and the white children they cared for, was snapped up ...

The Guard

Michael Jones | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

If I could figure out how to mass tweet the world's population I would tweet: go see The Guard.

Zaki's Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

At its core, the Apes series has always been about self-inflicted wounds -- the idea that man's unquenchable hubris inevitably leads to catastrophic consequences both for himself and those around him.

HuffPost Review: Senna

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's not worth a spoiler alert to point out that racecar driver Ayrton Senna dies at the end of Senna, Asif Kapadia's routine sports documentary from ESPN Films, and which receives a theatrical release this week.

Review of The Victim

Monah Li | Posted 10.07.2011 | Entertainment
Monah Li

I just had the opportunity and immense pleasure to see this independently produced movie. I have never written a movie review, but this movie touched ...

HuffPost Review: The Whistleblower

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a true story, The Whistleblower is dark, grim and harrowing. It tells the tale of Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), a Nebraska cop looking to make some big dough so she can afford to follow her children.

HuffPost Review: Gun Hill Road

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gun Hill Road is part of a deluge of late-summer independent releases that may wash through or past your multiplex, but it's one whose title you should remember.

5 Must-See Indie Films

Leonard Maltin | Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

By Leonard Maltin As we come to the last month of summer movie season, discerning filmgoers can still find satisfying alternatives to blockbusters-o...

ReThink Review: The Devil's Double -- An Astonishing Performance

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Dominic Cooper's stunning dual performance as Latif Yahia and Uday Hussein is unlike anything I've ever seen before, playing both kidnapper and captive, owner and slave, criminal and witness, with two utterly distinct, mesmerizing performances.

HuffPost Review: Magic Trip

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You don't have to be a Deadhead or a Ken Kesey-phile to find the fun and the wistfulness in Magic Trip, Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood's reconstruction of the famous cross-country bus trip by Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters.

HuffPost Review: The Guard

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Brutal -- and brutally funny -- The Guard joins a growing list of darkly witty contemporary Irish gangster movies. It's as amusing as it is occasionally shocking.

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.