FRONTIER(S)

What is it with the French? Why must they lard their torture-splatter flicks with 'meaning'. FRONTIER(S) is not just a head-exploding, disembowling, blood-vomiting, human flesh-eating, tendon-severing, buzzsaw-killing Grand Guignol -- it's also a political allegory! Good gore, but good grief. -- Jeff Schultz Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

THE HANGOVER

What's THE cure for this HANGOVER? Don't see it! A forced, exhausting knockoff of Very Bad Things -- call it Very Bad Movie -- it's repetitiously vulgar, indifferently acted, ineptly scored, and deeply, deeply unfunny. It's difficult to decide which is more obnoxious: Zach Galifianakis' character or his performance. And a p.s. to the filmmakers: … Continue reading THE HANGOVER

CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND

Sam Rockwell's triumph in Moon compels a revisiting of the movie that put him on the map. And that begs the question: why didn't CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND make him a star? Apart from Rockwell's uncanny impersonation of Chuck Barris, he well plays both funny and tortured -- at times simultaneously -- in George … Continue reading CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND

THE PROPOSAL

Note-perfect in every way, THE PROPOSAL is a flawless comedy that sparkles and delights due mostly to the rapturously funny chemistry between Reynolds and Bullock, who, despite their age difference, can claim a place at the Great Movie Couples table alongside Tracy and Hepburn. A sharp, economical screenplay and a fine supporting cast help make … Continue reading THE PROPOSAL

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

What's the Swedish word for Twilight? Puppy love meets the vampire flick in LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, but with the bleak, ultra-serious look and manner of a Scandinavian art film. Highlighted by two remarkable performances from 12-year-old actors, it touches on all the familiar elements of the Undead story and has a healthy amount … Continue reading LET THE RIGHT ONE IN