Monthly Archives: May 2011

NEW NETFLIX LANGUISHING BY THE TVSIDE

No movies have happened this week. The baby we own is learning how to sleep in his crib and some days he prefers to wake up at 3 a.m. and so I have to go to sleep by 10 and … Continue reading

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BRIDESMAIDS, ALSO

Like my movie reviewin’ peers, blog co-auth’ress Regarding and that prisspants David Denby, I, too, have seen Bridesmaids. It was a big deal for many reasons, one being that I saw it in the theatre, which is something that is … Continue reading

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Denby Reviews Bridesmaids!

YES INDEED! Not as bad as it could be, but still pretty incomprehensible. Denby is generally kinder to women than Lane, but is also more likely to write about comedy and thus do it poorly, so it was always gonna … Continue reading

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CROOKED LANE CROOKED LANE

Anthony Lane maybe has fallen off the wagon of righteousness in recent days/years–but I insist that his collection of reviews, Nobody’s Perfect is filled with such delightfully cruel lines, such LOLs, that it’s worth a read. I cannot defend these … Continue reading

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Remember The Ladies

Ah, the boys of the New Yorker. You’ve gotta love ’em. Wait, do I? Do I have to love them? I have been increasingly irritated by the New Yorker, my all-time favorite publication, and its admirably staunch refusal to feature … Continue reading

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BLUE VALENTINE

A few years ago I stopped reading the New Yorker fiction section and began to wonder about the state of mind and marriage of whoever edited that section. Seemingly three years straight, save for the occasional immigrant tale or magical … Continue reading

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Bridesmaids

Well! If I have ever used the phrase “run, don’t walk,” to tell you to do something, I have never meant it more than I do now, when I say run, don’t walk, to your nearest cinema multiplex, and pay … Continue reading

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Women Falling Down in Rom-Coms

In honor of me about to see “Bridesmaids”–as you should all similarly be about to do (VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLARS, PEOPLE, RALPH NADER TAUGHT US THIS)–let us all bask in the terrible gender stereotype of the rom-com female, who, as … Continue reading

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WHITE MATERIAL

I saw the last Claire Denis movie I saw, 35 Shots of Rum ( despite the title, it’s not the follow-up to Cocktail) which I saw in a New York Movie Theatre with my super-cool friend Mary Manning, who always … Continue reading

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BALLS AND MY WORD: SCARFACE

Ok, so I can see why Scarface is popular with rappers. The hard-won life lessons about the drug trade and making your way from poverty to kingpin, obvious parallel, same trope, same cliches. But why is the movie part of … Continue reading

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