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TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (2012) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: Trouble with the Curve Year: 2012 Genre: Drama, Sport Playtime: 1h 51min  Director: Robert Lorenz Screenwriters: Randy Brown Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman There’s precisely one scene in which Robert Lorenz’s Trouble with the Curve comes to life, and it lasts about a minute. It’s set at a high school baseball game, and features a frustrated pitcher being taunted by the op...[Read More]

TROPIC THUNDER (2008) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: Tropic Thunder Year: 2008 Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy Playtime: 1h 47min   Director: Ben Stiller Screenwriters: Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr. The would-be satire Tropic Thunder is a mess of funny ideas, tragically undercooked. Though Ben Stiller’s directorial follow-up to the brilliant Zoolander is much cleverer than this year...[Read More]

TRISTAN & ISOLDE (1981) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: Tristan & Isolde Year: 1981 Genre: Adventure, Romance Playtime: 1h 24min  Director: Veith von Fürstenberg Screenwriters: Veith von Fürstenberg Starring: Christoph Waltz, Antonia Preser, Peter Firth Tristan & Isolde is a film of uncommon depth and feeling, a tough, thrilling melodrama that expands beyond its simplistic doomed-love conceit to become an epic story about love, yes, but ...[Read More]

TRISHNA (2011) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: Trishna Year: 2011 Genre: Drama Playtime: 1h 57min  Director: Michael Winterbottom Screenwriters: Michael Winterbottom Starring: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Mita Vasisht Trishna turns Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Ubervilles into a clever meditation on privilege:  a study of a relationship so fundamentally imbalanced that it can only end in tragedy. Handsome, rich, English-speaking Jay (Riz Ahm...[Read More]

TOY STORY 3 (2010) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: Toy Story 3 Year: 2010 Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy Playtime: 1h 43min  Director: Lee Unkrich Screenwriters: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack There’s a flawless symmetry to Toy Story 3 that makes it resonate even deeper than its (remarkable, classic) predecessors. If the first two films celebrated the joy of childhood, this one — d...[Read More]

THIS IS THE END (2013) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: This is the End Year: 2013 Genre: Comedy, Fantasy Playtime: 1h 47min  Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen Screenwriters: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen There is considerable wit and charm on display in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This is the End, along with insane levels of arrogance. It is the logical conclusion of the breed of comedy, which Rog...[Read More]

THE WOMAN IN BLACK (2012) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: The Woman in Black Year: 2012 Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror Playtime: 1h 35min  Director: James Watkins Screenwriters: Jane Goldman Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds The Woman in Black, a painterly, meticulous horror film from young English director James Watkins, boasts one of the most evocative locations in the genre’s history: a magnificently dilapidated mansion enti...[Read More]

THE WOLFMAN (2010) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: The Wolfman Year: 2010 Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror Playtime: 1h 43min  Director: Joe Johnston Screenwriters: Andrew Kevin Walker, David Self Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt The Wolfman does get werewolves. I was afraid that Joe Johnston’s big-budget remake would turn the titular creature into a glorified CGI dog, but no: the werewolves here are precisely Wol...[Read More]

THE WEDDING DATE (2005) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: The Wedding Date Year: 2005 Genre: Comedy, Romance Playtime: 1h 30min  Director: Clare Kilner Screenwriters: Dana Fox Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Debra Messing, Jack Davenpor Here’s a movie that seems content to do nothing at all. Clare Kilner’s The Wedding Date lazily dispatches romantic comedy conventions in service of a half-hearted fairy tale that turns into a turgid family m...[Read More]

THE WARD (2010) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: The Ward Year: 2010 Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller Playtime: 1h 29min  Director: John Carpenter Screenwriters: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen Starring: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker The Ward isn’t a bad film, though for John Carpenter’s first feature in nearly a decade, it’s a little dispiriting. I’m not sure if some reservoir of inspiration seeped away over the years ...[Read More]

THE UPSIDE OF ANGER (2005) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: The Upside of Anger Year: 2005 Genre: Comedy, Drama Playtime: 1h 58min  Director: Mike Binder Screenwriters: Mike Binder Starring: Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen Mike Binder’s The Upside of Anger reminded me in some ways of Imaginary Heroes, another quirky 2005 drama about a family dealing with grief over the loss of a loved one. But while that film destroyed a solid cor...[Read More]

THE UNINVITED (2009) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: The Uninvited Year: 2009 Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery Playtime: 1h 27min  Director: Charles Guard), Thomas Guard Screenwriters: Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro Starring: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks For a while, The Uninvited threatens to give PG-13 horror flicks a good name. For a while — indeed, for over an hour of its 87-minute running time — the film demonstra...[Read More]

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