- February 14, 2011
- Two Places, Worlds Apart
Poetry reaches for solemn, cliché-free uplift; Cedar Rapids, for better oral-sex jokes.
- February 7, 2011
- You Give Me Fever
Racy, ripe, and madcap, Kaboom is a delectable surge of hormones.
- January 31, 2011
- Just One of Those Strings
Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher get set up by Hollywood.
- January 3, 2011
- Love Among the Ruins
It’s the dense, high-wire performances of Williams and Gosling that power Blue Valentine.
- December 20, 2010
- Punch, Drunk, Love
The year-end awards bait arrives, led by The Fighter, True Grit, and How Do You Know.
- December 6, 2010
- Tortured Swans and Sugarplum Fairies
Black Swan and The Nutcracker in 3D left visions of darkness dancing in my head.
- November 29, 2010
- Hollywood Royalty
The King’s Speech puts a monarch on the couch—and Oscar voters on high alert.
- November 22, 2010
- Harry Potter and the Dragged-Out Final Act
The series slows to a crawl. Plus: The unexpectedly rousing Made in Dagenham.
- November 5, 2010
- Great Actresses Aren’t Enuf
An awful adaptation of For Colored Girls.
- November 8, 2010
- The Devil You Don’t Know
In both Fair Game and Client 9, we watch shadowy figures practice the art of the public takedown.