Preston Sturges

  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Film

    July 31, 2008

    Small Change

    Presidential candidates vie (and pander and plead) for one heart and mind in Swing Vote

  • Film

    April 3, 2008
  • Film

    December 27, 2007

    Film 2007: On Deck

    Something to look forward to in 2008: Clint Eastwood'sChangeling

  • Home Entertainment

    January 4, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2006
  • Film

    August 10, 2006

    Ain't No Sunshine

    "What's Wrong With America" indie comedy reveals what's wrong with indie comedies

  • Film

    March 24, 2005

    Love in Gloom

    Russia's stab at romantic comedy lands a tad on the dreary side

  • Culture

    April 25, 2002

    Lazarus, Reborn

    Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.

  • Film

    December 20, 2001

    Capra Corn

    A screenwriter loses his memory in The Majestic, but there wasn't much to misplace

  • Film

    November 1, 2001

    Cain and Very Able

    Billy Bob doesn't say much, but he's the perfect Man for the Coens' con job

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Wim Wenders

    The Director’s Cut

  • Film

    January 11, 2001

    Bona Fide

    Joel and Ethan Coen's Brother hits a Homer

  • Film

    May 18, 2000

    Woody's sleeper

    In Crooks, Allen produces a lovable, relaxed--although not uproarious--comedy

  • Film

    January 13, 2000

    Cradle and all

    Tim Robbins' Orson Welles project bites off more than it can chew

  • Film

    March 25, 1999

    TV or not TV?

    Ron Howard fiddles with the question

  • Film

    March 18, 1999

    Neo-screwball strikes out

    Failing to follow its own best advice, Forces of Nature plays by all the rules

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    A slightly dirty dozen

    Although many standout films were released in 1998, no one movie really stood out

  • Film

    October 1, 1998

    Two if by sea!

    Stanley Tucci one-ups 1930s screwball comedies with The Impostors

  • Film

    September 24, 1998

    Camera-ready, willing,and able

    John Waters gets a few things straight about the art world

  • Film

    June 4, 1998

    Disco duck

    The preppies all look alike in the disappointing Last Days of Disco

  • Film

    August 28, 1997

    Women under the influence

    Robin Wright Penn and Alicia Silverstone are looking for a few good men

  • Film

    March 6, 1997

    Abortion for grins

    Citizen Ruth is pro-choice, pro-life...and pro laughs!

  • Film

    August 1, 1996

    And then there were some

    A friendly, disorganized guide to what won't be checked out at your local video store

  • Film

    November 2, 1995

    A man for all seasons

    Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite is sentimental, hopeful, and funny as hell

  • Film

    July 13, 1995

    Chuck amuck

    The DMA celebrates Chuck Jones, animation's beloved toonsmith

  • Film

    June 22, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    November 3, 1994

    Enema mine

    The Road To Wellville, Alan Parker's hymn to greed, lust, and body fluids doesn't quite work