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HuffPost Review: Elektra Luxx

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sebastian Gutierrez seems to have the soul of a TV producer, if his latest film Elektra Luxx - and his previous film, Women in Trouble - are any indic...

HuffPost Review: Making 'The Boys'

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Crayton Robey's documentary Making 'The Boys' chronicles changes in both gay culture and its acceptance by mainstream America, reminding us that 40 years ago, gays and lesbians had fewer civil rights than black people or women.

HuffPost Review: Monogamy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some movies that strive for artfulness are mysterious and enigmatic. Some, however, are just plain dull -- like Monogamy.

Battle: L.A. - Hold Your Water!

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Seth Shostak

The crowd has come to see California's biggest urban clot take it on the chin, and they've got scant patience for such time-wasters as romance, character development, or putting the camera on a tripod.

HuffPost Review: Certified Copy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The films of Abbas Kiarostami are critical favorites for God knows what reason. Slow and relatively plotless, they clog the screens at festivals aroun...

HuffPost Review: 3 Backyards

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some movies - most movies, in fact - grab you by the lapels and get right in your face. They tell you - in a million different ways - what to think an...

Review: Rango

Richard Karpala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Karpala

The film pays loving tribute to classic western movies. It's a great reminder of the genre's glory days and also a great primer for kids to discover what makes it so fun.

HuffPost Review: Take Me Home Tonight

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How long is it going to take for filmmakers to understand that movies about teenagers set in past decades are not intrinsically funny just because of the cheesy fashions and music of the era?

ReThink Review: The Adjustment Bureau -- Love, Fate and Magic Hats

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

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HuffPost Review: I Saw the Devil

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I can't think of the last American film I saw that actually made me squirm in my seat with tension and suspense, the way I did with Kim Jee-woon's I Saw the Devil.

HuffPost Review: Rango

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Visually, Gore Verbinski's Rango is so stunning and clever that you can almost forgive it for the fact that, really, it's just not very funny. Almost.

Movie Review: The Adjustment Bureau

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fate or free will? Unfortunately, the deck is stacked in George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau, an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story. Oh, the humanity.

HuffPost Review: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you read other reviews of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives that extol its virtues by using words like lyrical, pastoral, dreamy and fantastic, well, believe them at your own risk.

Why Toy Story 3 Still Deserves to Win Best Picture on Sunday

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While its chances are between slim and none, it damn well deserves to win. Not because it would be the first animated film to win Best Picture, but because it is the best film of 2010... period.

Docu-Drama: Surprises and Snubs for the Best Documentary Oscar

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's a good time to dust off your queue and take a look at some of the best documentaries of 2010 while we can still remember them.

HuffPost Review: Heartbeats

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I don't have a lot to say about Xavier Dolan's Heartbeats because the impression this slight, aimless film left on me was so negligible.

"The Adjustment Bureau Needs an Adjustment."

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

In The Adjustment Bureau , we are asked to believe that there could be an organization that monitors each individual's fate so that we stay on path. What path? To where?

HuffPost Review: Hall Pass

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm not about to debate the value of vulgar humor. But I will say that I welcome the Farrelly brothers back to the R-rated fold with Hall Pass, their funniest film in a decade.

HuffPost Review: Even the Rain

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We deal with crises in our everyday life - or what we think of as crises. But sometimes we need to be jarred out of the cocoon of our own lives to see...

HuffPost Review: I Am

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As I watched Tom Shadyac's documentary I Am., I wondered: Does it take a near-death experience to open our eyes to the wonder of life and force us to reckon our place in the world?

HuffPost Review: The Last Lions

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The flood of bogus "reality" TV has cheapened the value we place in the kind of carefully, even lovingly, filmed nature films like The Last Lions, an intensely up-close look at the life of a lioness named Ma di Tau and her cubs.

HuffPost Review: Vanishing on 7th Street

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It isn't long before you figure out that there aren't any larger ideas at work in Vanishing on 7th Street than the ones that are on the surface.

HuffPost Review: Unknown

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There must be a factory that churns out action-thrillers the same way a factory produces furniture. No muss, no fuss, and a rotating list of actors who have fallen out of the 'A' list.

HuffPost Review: Gnomeo and Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gnomeo and Juliet is exactly the kind of movie you wish for when you're the parent of small children. It's fast, funny and smart enough to tickle the ...

HuffPost Review: The Eagle

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Who knew that the western would die out -- but the sword-and-sandal action film would survive? Unfortunately in The Eagle, action is mostly a flatline.