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happythankyoumoreplease

It's the new 'Garden State' — not a compliment


Drama

Rod Lott
The question with "happythankyoumoreplease" isn't “Why is it called that?”, but “Why isn't it called ‘pretentioushipsterdouche’?”
 
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Stunt Man

Lights, camera, paranoia!


Drama

Rod Lott
One of the most lauded films of the 1970s didn't actually come out until 1980.
 
Monday, June 6, 2011

In Her Skin

An attention-grabbing Australian drama


Drama

Rod Lott
Don't you dare read the back of the box of "In Her Skin" before watching it.
 
Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Wild Hunt

A LARP dramedy — that’s new


Drama

Rod Lott
When it comes to live-action role-playing — aka LARP — I’ve seen comedies mock it (“Role Models”) and documentaries delve into it (“Darkon”), but never an angst-ridden drama. That's new.
 
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kill the Irishman

Plays like a greatest hits of mob movies, but so what?


Drama

Rod Lott
“Kill the Irishman" begins with a bang, figuratively and literally, with a kinda-fake-looking exploding car just like the one that went kablooey in the opening moments of Martin Scorsese's "Casino."
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Grand Prix

There's vroom for error in an all-star racing epic


Drama

Rod Lott
Here's a round of actor math: James Garner > Vin Diesel.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mister Buddwing

Kinda like ‘Memento,’ only not good


Drama

Rod Lott
In a rather promising pre-credits sequence that puts us in James Garner's POV, he wakes up in Central Park, not knowing who he is, or much of anything, really.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Daydream Nation

Watchable, if beguiling, drama that tries hard to be hip


Drama

Rod Lott
"Daydream Nation" was and is the title of a seminal alt-rock album: Sonic Youth's 1988 LP.
 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Red White & Blue

Tough, depressing going, despite effective performances


Drama

Rod Lott
Erica (Amanda Fuller) is not the girl you bring home to meet Mom.
 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Falco

Sex, drugs and synth pop


Drama

Rod Lott
Last spring, FunnyOrDie.com garnered some buzz for its fake trailer for a movie based on the life story of "Weird Al" Yankovic, suggesting that the recent trend of Oscar-bait musician biopics — "Ray," "Walk the Line," "La Vie en Rose," "I'm Not There" — had all but played itself out.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Other Woman

A generic message movie that wastes good talent


Drama

Rod Lott
Don Roos’ “The Other Woman” starts on a real high note: a photo montage of a most adorable newborn baby, set to tune of The Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize??”
 
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Megan Is Missing

‘Megan’ is annoying


Drama

Rod Lott
"Megan Is Missing" is the "Blair Witch Project" of Internet predator movies.
 
Friday, April 29, 2011

Blue Valentine

Michelle Williams delivers a dead-on-perfect performance


Drama

Rod Lott
While long impressive on the big screen, from “The Station Agent” to “Brokeback Mountain,” Michelle Williams does her best work yet in “Blue Valentine,” the fractured love story that earned her a well-deserved Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, but was more deserved to Natalie Portman in "Black Swan."
 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jolene

A good movie with an astounding lead performance


Drama

Rod Lott
You should see "Jolene," not because it's an excellent movie (which it isn't) or because it breaks new ground (which it doesn't).
 
Monday, April 25, 2011

Sex & the Single Mom

Way too cornball and self-righteous


Drama

Rod Lott
I find it kind of amusing that “Sex & the Single Mom,” a made-for-Lifetime production from 2003, is being touted as “the gift of a lifetime” for Mother’s Day.
 
Monday, April 11, 2011
 
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