Sam Weisberg

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 11 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...