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Kristen Stewart as Snow White

Grimm Tidings

This is funny, but it’s not supposed to be.

Jun 11, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 37

Jack Black in Bernie

Killer Angel

A mesmerizing tale starring the nice people of Carthage, Texas.

Jun 4, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 36

Dame Maggie Smith

Geezers’ Delight

A fable for the underserved, over-50 crowd.

May 28, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 35

Photo of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans)

Super Unheroic

Despite what you read, this is one epic not worth seeing.

May 21, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 34

Still from the movie

No Laughing Matter

The ingredients are there, but the experiment fizzles.

May 14, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 33

Photo of three people dressed as Storm Troopers and a child dressed as Spiderman

Fandom in Focus

An affectionate (?) look at popular obsession.

May 7, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 32

Photo of Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko

Hotel Heartbreak

When cable is good, it’s very, very good, but when it’s bad, it’s .  .  .

Apr 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 30

Movie still of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games

Slaughterhouse One

A gripping Grand Guignol for girls.

Apr 9, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 29

Friends with Kids

The Children’s Hour

A modern comedy of manners just misses the mark.

Apr 2, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 28

Photo from The Godfather

Forty Years On

Why ‘The Godfather’ is a classic, destined to endure.

Mar 26, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 27

Ed Harris, Julianne Moore playing McCain and Palin

Back Stab

Sarah Palin as portrayed by her disloyal staff.

Mar 19, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 26

Movie still from Act of Valor

Action in Character

A film without pretension about warriors as heroes.

Mar 12, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 25

Movie still of Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins

Buzz in the Air

Sometimes the Industry gossip is right. And sometimes not.

Mar 5, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 24

Movie still from Diner

Boys and the Diner

A coming-of-age classic turns 30.

Feb 27, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 23

Chronicle Movie Still

Magic Screen

From CinemaScope to CGI, the play’s the thing.

Feb 20, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 22

Photo of Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo

Valentin’s Daze

The bearable lightness of a charming stunt.

Feb 6, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 20

Screen shot from Mission Impossible

Cruise Control

When the going gets tough, it’s deep-dish time.

Jan 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 18

Charlize Theron as Mavis

This Way Out

An elaborate meditation on the strikingly obvious.

Jan 2, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 16

Photo of Alec Guinness from movie

Slow Motion Smiley

A remake of a television version of the espionage novel.

Dec 26, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 15

Movie still of George Clooney and Shailene Woodley

Hawaiian Ay Yi Yi

Here’s a switch: Good novel makes bad movie.

Dec 19, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 14

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