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Arthur (review)

It must have been a fine time, back in the early 80s, when Ronald Reagan was only just embarking on his diabolical plan to kill the American middle class: we could still find carefree, spoiled-rotten billionaires kooky and captivating…

my week at the movies: ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,’ ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,’ ‘Bruno,’ ‘Public Enemies, ‘The Hurt Locker,’ ‘Cold Souls,’ more

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook (or MySpace, but I may dump that soon), then you probably guessed that I attended one of the public sneak previews yesterday afternoon of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (opens in the U.S. and the U.K. on July 1), because you saw my post-screening quick-reaction tweet: … more…

counting down the best films of 2006: No. 2, ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’

WHY IS THIS ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR?: Even moreso than the TV version of Borat pushed TV boundaries, this film challenges our perceptions of what a film can do, what a film should do. In an arena in which art is necessarily secondary to commerce, Sacha Baron Cohen proved that making … more…