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Keri Russell tries to boost 'Austenland'

Keri Russell tries to boost 'Austenland'

Keri Russell, she of “Felicity” and “Waitress” and many others, is such a winning actress, even in a flat soda of a comedy like “Austenland,” she’s in there, doing all she can to carbonate things.

September 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Lavant a shape-shifting wonder in 'Holy Motors'

Lavant a shape-shifting wonder in 'Holy Motors'

"Holy Motors," an exuberant jape as well as a beautiful ode to the movies, to play-acting and to Paris, comes from the French writer-director Leos Carax, re-teaming here with actor Denis Lavant. Lavant got robbed at the Cannes Film Festival this year, losing the best actor award to Mads Mikk…

December 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
'Peace, Love & Misunderstanding' a predictable tale told with little finesse

'Peace, Love & Misunderstanding' a predictable tale told with little finesse

The casting of Jane Fonda as a tie-dyed hippie, smoking her weed and firing up the kiln while listening to her vinyl up in Woodstock, N.Y., lends the bland "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" an air of nostalgic authenticity. Or gimmickry. Or something in between.

June 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
'J. Edgar' keeps viewers off-guard

'J. Edgar' keeps viewers off-guard

In the 1959 film "The FBI Story," FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover - photographed from the rear, his face unseen - plays a younger cameo version of himself, speaking to G-men (James Stewart among them) about the newly formed agency and how its operation will remain free of all politics and the w…

November 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Craftsmanship lifts 'Love Crime' above usual guessing-game genre

Craftsmanship lifts 'Love Crime' above usual guessing-game genre

The sleek French thriller "Love Crime" accomplishes a staggering amount, without much fuss, in its first two minutes.

October 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
'Monte Carlo' an easy-to-take princess fantasy

'Monte Carlo' an easy-to-take princess fantasy

"Monte Carlo" turns out to be a lot easier to take than "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Larry Crowne." You never know.

July 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

9 films people will talk about this year

My son has only one question regarding 2011 and its movies: Are those machine guns the Green Hornet has on the hood of his vehicle available for purchase without a permit?

January 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

'Killers' is neither Heigl's nor Kutcher's best work

"Killers" brings up a lot of intriguing questions. Here are 10:

June 06, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
'Iron Man 2' feels robotic

'Iron Man 2' feels robotic

"A passable knock-off": That's how the man in the Iron Man mask, the obscenely rich but heartsick industrialist played by Robert Downey Jr., characterizes the electro-weaponry wielded by his Slavic adversary (Mickey Rourke) in "Iron Man 2."

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A pretty good film about vampirism, werewolfery

A pretty good film about vampirism, werewolfery

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon," also known as "Twilight: The Squeakquel," is actually pretty good - a tick better than the first "Twilight," which wasn't bad, either. These are hardly superlatives on the order of "shattering" and "beautiful," but compared with the film versions of "The Da Vin…

November 20, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
'Good hair' is good fun

'Good hair' is good fun

"Good Hair" consists of two documentaries braided together, one enjoyable, the other enjoyable and provocative.

October 22, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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It's Nazi Zombies! Run!

It's Nazi Zombies! Run!

The Norwegian Nazi-zombie movie "Dead Snow" is quite the jolly mountain holiday, pitting a group of medical students against a battalion of undead, unpleasant and unstoppable German soldiers hell-bent on ruining a perfectly good Easter vacation.

August 06, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Spellbinding 'Prince'

Spellbinding 'Prince'

A small vial of "liquid luck" (lovely concept, one of many in J.K. Rowling's universe) plays a supporting role in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," No. 6 in the franchise. (The two-film edition of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" will be released in 2010 and 2011, respectively.)

July 16, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Give me an R-A-U-N-C-H-Y; whatta we got? 'Fired Up'

Give me an R-A-U-N-C-H-Y; whatta we got? 'Fired Up'

I didn't half-mind "Fired Up," but half a mind is more than it deserves. It's "Wedding Crashers" with high school seniors and bras and panties, as opposed to Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and copious toplessness.

February 19, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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