Sam Weisberg

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  • 10 hours ago | Film Reviews

    Anecdote #1: Chris Farley made a habit of pouncing on Mike Myers — at the same exact time each week — during the early- to mid-1990s era in which the two starred on Saturday Night Live. The elfin Myers deliberately took showers at a fixed, quiet t...

  • It's a given that any tribute to this outwardly fearless yet inwardly plagued showman -- who died from longtime drug and alcohol abuse in December 1997, at the age of 33 -- would brim with tenderness and remorse. But shrewder documentarians than...

  • It sounds like the perfect setup for a legendary tasteless joke: A boy with Tourette's, an anorexic girl, and an obsessive-compulsive neat freak steal a car and head for the beach. Had writer-director Gren Wells shown just a tad more irreverence...

  • 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...

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