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Midnight in Paris (review)

Midnight in Paris becomes the butt of its own gentle joke… perhaps the most Woody Allen joke ever, one that wraps up a paralyzing self-awareness in a redemptive self-deprecation to, finally and splendidly, laugh with great good humor at itself.

Little Ashes (review)

Only indiscriminate vampire-swooning tweens will appreciate Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of the surrealistic Spanish painter and filmmaker Salvador Dali…

my week at the movies: ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,’ ‘The Brothers Bloom,’ ‘Little Ashes,’ ‘Management,’ ‘Paris 36’

I’ve already had readers from Australia and the U.K. email me to ask when I’m going to review X-Men Origins: Wolverine (opens on April 29 in the U.K. and on May 1 in the U.S.) already?! Well, I won’t see the film till a few hours from now, and then I’m not supposed to post … more…

trailer break: ‘Little Ashes’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Did you know that Salvador Dali was a vampire? Oh, but I kid poor Robert Pattinson, who may eventually live down Twilight, but that’s a long way off. Still, if he can expose some little girls to history and art, that’s not a bad thing. And — … more…