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The Scribbler

The Scribbler

As comic book character names go, “The Scribbler” isn’t as inferential as, say, Wonder Woman. “Able to doodle at the speed of light (and backwards)!” doesn’t Read More

Sex Tape

Sex Tape

Why isn’t Sex Tape funnier? Why does it aim for guttural, sleazeball laughs and end up delivering elementary school snickers? Indeed, pre-adolescents and anyone else with Read More

The Purge: Anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy

Within the context of this fledgling franchise, The Purge: Anarchy is a whole lot better than the original film. Fleshing out its narrative beyond the basic Read More

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer has endured a long journey to American theaters. Distribution rights for the English-language debut from director Bong Joon-ho were acquired by Harvey Weinstein, who vowed Read More

Earth to Echo

Earth to Echo

Let’s say you’re ten years old. You were born in 2004 and have no frame of reference to the following movies: E.T., The Goonies, Joe Dante’s Read More

Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm

Hollywood loves a fish out of water story, especially a family-friendly one based on a relatively remarkable true story. Million Dollar Arm is a decent enough Read More

Obvious Child

Obvious Child

A fresh-faced, faux-messy romantic comedy with a refreshingly economic take on the usual meet-cute / separation crisis / resolution arc, Obvious Child is like many tales Read More

Space Station 76

Space Station 76

At first, it seems like the one-joke premise of Space Station 76 will get old quickly: It’s a sci-fi comedy set on a space station in Read More

Third Person

Third Person

Winning Academy Awards for producing and writing Crash may have ultimately done more harm than good to Paul Haggis’s reputation. Just as well-respected movies like Shakespeare Read More

Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower

Any parent who’s socking away money for a child’s education understands the anguish that comes along with that investment. Hundreds of thousands of dollars (per child), Read More

Are You Here

Are You Here

Matthew Weiner has written or co-written a dozen episodes of The Sopranos and dozens more of his own creation Mad Men, seven of which he also Read More

Chef

Chef

Chef is one of those jobs that many people dream of but not that many would actually want to do. A few hours on the prep Read More