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  • Director Erik Skjoldbjærg never met a migraine he didn't love. Whether his protagonists' headaches, dizzy spells, and hallucinations are caused by the Norwegian midnight sun (Insomnia) or, as in the riveting new thriller...

  • From its crackpot opening -- a tied-up, prostrate girl in lingerie poses for a creepy, buck-naked painter -- you wouldn't expect Swim Little Fish Swim to play like a New York-set Reality Bites crossed with the most cloying elements...

  • Based on Patricia Highsmith's 1964 novel, The Two Faces of January is by no means great art; it never explodes the way a slick tale of larceny, lust, and blackmail should. But Hossein Amini's directorial debut — he wrote the...

  • Equally seductive as it is inert, Terry Miles' Cinemanovels manages to cast an alluring spell, despite not amounting to much. It sticks in the memory, mostly due to the playful lead performance by Lauren Lee Smith, a slinky blonde with...

  • 7 months ago | Film Reviews

    Equally seductive as it is inert, Terry Miles' Cinemanovels manages to cast an alluring spell, despite not amounting to much. It sticks in the memory, mostly due to the playful lead performance by Lauren Lee Smith, a slinky blond with both the ang...

  • Rob the Mob is a tragicomic take on two of the dumbest real-life stick-up artists in American history, the sort of dopes you might see loudly caricatured in a five-minute segment on Spike TV.

    Director Raymond De Felitta and writer...