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Review: Bad Cop

Life as one of NYPD's not-so-finest
Title a book Bad Cop and brain-basher types like Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta spring to mind.
By AMY FINCH  |  June 05, 2009

Review: Observe and Report

Seth Rogen calls security
Jody Hill's ambiguous and unsettling film is a comedy about law enforcement in much the same way that Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy is a comedy about comedy.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 08, 2009

Review: Crossing Over

Slickly political, while still offering hugs and tears and gratuitous nudity.
Wayne Kramer's immigration melodrama fits into the glibly schematic, socially conscious multi-narrative niche usually filled by Paul Haggis.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 11, 2009

Battle in Seattle

A docudrama that overcomes it's obvious flaws
Like Paul Haggis’s Crash , the film mistakes stereotypes for archetypes, staging absurd coincidences with timely epiphanies so everyone can learn a lesson.
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  September 23, 2008

Autumn peeves

Films with a full agenda
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2008

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Silly confusion
In this chintzy exercise in mediæval conquest, taciturn martial-arts impresario Jason Statham takes on a maniacal Ray Liotta.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 16, 2008


Call the script doc
Forget whatever you know about Guy Ritchie films.
By TOM MEEK  |  December 05, 2007

Slow Burn

Ridden with awful lines
A film that’s more of a frustrating near-miss than a disappointment.
By RICHARD BECK  |  April 18, 2007

Wild Hogs

Running on empty
Four suburban males in the throes of midlife crisis decide the remedy is to don leather, saddle a Harley, and cruise across the county — with no rules.
By TOM MEEK  |  February 28, 2007

Smokin' Aces

An inept mess
Perhaps Joe Carnahan pitched his follow-up to 2002’s Narc as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World by way of Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, and bad wigs. Watch the trailer for Smokin' Aces (QuickTime)
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 24, 2007

Fractured fairy tales

Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006

Smart girls

Veronica Mars and 30 Rock go to the head of the class
In its third year, Veronica Mars , late of UPN, joins the new CW network as the most critically praised show on its roster.
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 12, 2006

Mick and more

The TV stars — and Jagger — come home to roost
Everyone’s coming out of the woodwork this season. Ted Danson, Calista Flockhart, John Lithgow, and Amanda Peet are among the actors prepping for an effusive back-to-TV homecoming, and even Mick Jagger will be on screen.
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 19, 2006

Simple pleasures

Grand Theft Auto goes back to Liberty City
Though it doesn’t quite stack up to its PS2 brethren and definitely shouldn’t be mistaken for Grand Theft Auto 4 , at $20, it’s a solid budget title.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 30, 2006

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