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trailer break: ‘Valhalla Rising’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I saw this film a few weeks ago and I’m still trying to figure out whether I like it or not. That’s a good thing: I like being confounded like that. Review soon, I hope… Valhalla Rising is now playing in limited release in the U.S., and … more…

Fish Tank (review)

Some viewers may be turned off by the raw fury of 15-year-old Mia, but they’re probably the ones who need to see this marvelously disturbing film most…

trailer break: ‘Stolen’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… “Gimme back my son!” Oh, wait, that was a different movie. Anyway: Jon Hamm and Josh Lucas in the same movie? And they’re both all, like, angsty and shit? OMG! Depending on how good this is, it could be the beginnng of what I predicted, that thing … more…

my week at the movies: ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ ‘Cop Out,’ ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘A Prophet (Un Prophète),’ ‘The Crazies,’ ‘The Art of the Steal’

Looks like Ethan Hawke got a promotion from his Los Angeles Training Day and a crosscountry transfer to serve with Brooklyn’s Finest (opens in the U.S. and Canada on March 5; no U.K. release date has been announced). Looks intense… And then there’s Cop Out (opens in the U.S. and Canada on February 26, and … more…

caption this! image from ‘Red Riding 1974’

Fun for Wednesdays! We look at an image from an upcoming movie or TV show and write snarky, witty, or otherwise entertaining captions for it. No prizes, it’s just for fun. Smokin’ aces: IFC Films tells us about the film, part of a trilogy: Sure to be one of the cinematic events of the year, … more…

I Sell the Dead (review)

If it were a 30-minute comic episode of *The Twilight Zone,* this ambitious low-budget flick might not have overstayed its welcome, but dragged out to three times that running time, it cannot help but be more miss than hit.