Yes Man (review)

Yes! We can take everything that is intriguingly dark and almost sinister about crying-on-the-inside clown Jim Carrey and make it light! and upbeat! and unambiguous!

Happy-Go-Lucky (review)

The London schoolteacher Poppy is the most annoying movie character ever, some are saying. Wait till the awards season really ramps up and some major critic group names Sally Hawkins the best actress of 2008.

my week at the movies: ‘The Women,’ ‘Burn After Reading,’ ‘Bangkok Dangerous,’ ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’

Update: A last-minute addition to my screening schedule this week: Happy-Go-Lucky [opens limited October 10]. This is the new one from Mike Leigh, who made the wonderful Vera Drake, though this one’s a comedy. It’ll be a selection at both the upcoming Toronto and New York film festivals. It’s another sloooow movie week for me, … more…