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John Carter (review)

This dreary Disneyfied inconsequence features all the bigotries of century-old pulp fiction and none of the romance, neither the sexual nor the adventurous kind…

Easy A (review)

The secret is out: Hollywood knows how to make movies about authentic female human beings. It just chooses not to do so 97 percent of the time.

All About Steve (review)

Memo to Sandra Bullock, star and producer of *All About Steve*: When people complain about how there aren’t enough roles for “older” women in Hollywood, I don’t think they were thinking that this was the solution.

trailer break: ‘All About Steve’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Oh, it’s about a stalker girl! Isn’t that hilarious? Sandra Bullock comes on too strong for poor wittle Bradley Cooper that he just has to run away… and then she chases him. I’ve paused 68 seconds into the trailer to get that paragraph above down, and already … more…

best performances of 2004: ready for their closeup…

BEST ACTOR Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda It’s a role that, in the hands of even another very competent actor, could have descended into pathos and sentimentality, but Cheadle’s performance goes way beyond mere competence: As an Oskar Schindler-type figure in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, he approaches incomprehensible horrors in a way that makes us intimate partners … more…