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  • Sons of the Desert
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Tommy Boy
  • Envy

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Recent reviews

  • Broadcast News

    Broadcast News

    Classic screwball romance brought to you by the creator of Taxi! and…The Critic! Thank god for the sitcom overtones of Broadcast News. Joan Cusack’s ridiculous race to the production room in the early portion is a hell of a lot more entertaining than the triangle romance of heartbreak and ethics in journalism 101 dragging us past the two-hour mark. Drowns in hit-or-miss dialogue and corny moralizing. That ending is, how the French say in English, no good. Thank god Brooks…

  • National Lampoon's Van Wilder

    National Lampoon's Van Wilder

    Backlog. Where Reynolds got his illustrious start.

Popular reviews

  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    Schindler’s List exposes the medium of cinema as a fraud—not for nothing, but Spielberg tried very hard to avoid this. A very cautious Spielberg did all one could do to insure the gravity of the Holocaust would be represented in his film story of the Schindlerjuden, the “Schindler Jews,” and their hero, Oskar Schindler. A defensive film in all its formal and aesthetic qualities, it guards against any ill-intention or misinterpreted cinematic grandiosity. Choosing to film it in black and…

  • Max My Love

    Max My Love

    Nagasi Oshima's Max Mon Amour isn't like Sam Fuller's White Dog. This isn't an allegory for racism. Nor is it a Bunuelian attack on the bourgeois, despite Bunuel's hands being on the production. So what is this movie?
    Like it's billed to be, it is probably the greatest ape-on-woman romance since King Kong (though Max, the ape, is life-sized). The eerie truth is that Oshima's "comedy" (which is antagonizing in its unfunniness) is a comedy because it makes us uneasy,…