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  • In his debut feature, Justin Schwartz is clearly drawing from the same bag of tricks as many of his indie comedy predecessors, but he's refining them. Even his wide, Wes Andersonian compositions have a purpose. Paintings are everywhere in this...

  • Outrageously enough, the moral of Moms' Night Out seems to be that moms should never get a night out. This Mother's Day weekend release is pretty much a G-rated The Hangover, but with an ill-fitting God angle that slowly wedges its...

  • As the American university industry makes study abroad programs all but mandatory and damn luxurious at that, it can be tempting to write off Cédric Klapisch's films as idealistic romps, prepackaged adventures for the privileged class who...

  • Finally, a sexually viable onscreen mom whose jeans maintain an appropriately high waistline, who wears chunky sneakers to the grocery store, and whose wrinkles are visibly defined -- in short, one who may resemble your own mother more than any...

  • The endless love in question unfolds in that universe where shy, bookish teenage girls are always catalog-model beautiful, not a pimple in sight or a pound overweight, not a garment from Hot Topic darkening their closets. The movie tells us that...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    The endless love in question unfolds in that universe where shy, bookish teenage girls are always catalog-model beautiful, not a pimple in sight or a pound overweight, not a garment from Hot Topic darkening their closets. The movie tells us that 1...

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