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  • Documentaries that take you for a walk in their shoes

    Documentaries that take you for a walk in their shoes
    While many of this year's feature documentary Oscar contenders focus on an inattentive (or worse) government, some are notable for their intimate portrayals of an individual. Kimberley Roberts, whose home-video footage of Hurricane Katrina forms the heart...
  • Matteo Garrone's 'Gomorrah'

    Matteo Garrone's 'Gomorrah'
    Matteo Garrone's "Gomorrah" may not end up as the academy's favorite foreign film but surely it can already claim the title of least glamorous mafia movie ever made. The movie's portrait, based on a "nonfiction novel" by Roberto Saviano, of the loosely...
  • Review: 'The Rocker'

    Review: 'The Rocker'
    IT'S BEEN 20 years since Robert Fishman (Rainn Wilson), the metal-head hero of " The Rocker," lost his chance to live the dream, and he's been half asleep ever since. Back in the days of striped spandex and mile-high hair, "Fish" was the drummer for...
  • Alejandro Escovedo steps to the front

    Alejandro Escovedo steps to the front
    All comeback stories are unlikely, but Alejandro Escovedo's is more so than most. Five years ago, he was vomiting blood in a Tempe hospital. Several months ago, he was on stage with Bruce Springsteen, playing the first song on his new album to an audience...
  • For Sally Hawkins, 'Happy-Go-Lucky' is not just an act

    For Sally Hawkins, 'Happy-Go-Lucky' is not just an act
    AS POPPY, the fluttering, free-spirited elementary school teacher at the heart of director Mike Leigh's new film, "Happy-Go-Lucky," British actress Sally Hawkins glows like a miniature sun, radiating an infectious sense of joy and a ravenous hunger for...
  • Review: 'The Haunting of Molly Hartley'

    Review: 'The Haunting of Molly Hartley'
    "Fear is a powerful emotion," says a guidance counselor to troubled high schooler Molly Hartley (Haley Bennett). "It makes you see things that aren't there." It would take hallucinations of a powerful kind indeed to find anything worthwhile in "The...
  • Julianne Moore knows how to make them suffer

    Julianne Moore knows how to make them suffer
    JULIANNE MOORE has made a specialty of suffering in silence, her pale skin pulling tight across her cheekbones to form a flawless mask, a shell of perfect beauty concealing a soul in deepest turmoil. Only in private moments, when no one but the audience...
  • 'Wanted'

    "WANTED" straddles the line between the delightfully absurd and the merely ridiculous. As its heroes race through the city at barely subsonic speeds, they execute the kind of maneuvers that are normally performed only by 8-year-olds making "vroom vroom"...
  • 'Into The Wild' in unison

    'Into The Wild' in unison
    "Into the Wild" is the story of a young man who breaks away from his family and sets off to explore uncharted territory. The story of its soundtrack is much the same. At 42, Eddie Vedder is not quite young (although, in a yellow leather jacket and band...
  • Fantasy films? There's truth in there too

    Fantasy films? There's truth in there too
    Given a choice between Iraq and fairyland, it's clear where moviegoers would prefer to spend time. Despite the glut of politically themed movies on offer this season, audiences have embraced frothier fare: "The Golden Compass," set in a parallel universe...
  • In 'Walk Hard,' Laughing with the Music

    A mock biopic whose protagonist is struck "smell-blind" by a childhood machete mishap, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" sends up the clich├ęs of the rock 'n' roll movie with unfettered glee. But creating the musical repertoire for the film's fictional rock...
  • 'In the Name of the King' isn't bad enough to enjoy

    'In the Name of the King' isn't bad enough to enjoy
    Uwe Boll isn't the worst director in the world, but "In the Name of the King" might be more enjoyable if he were. A prolific producer of video-game adaptations, Boll has become a favorite whipping boy of Internet critics, who have cast him as a...