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Film, "The Way, Way Back": Quirky Family Dramedy About Redefining the Back Seat

"The Way, Way Back": Quirky Family Dramedy About Redefining the Back Seat

The Way, Way Back Let us assume this film's title refers to its young protagonist's self-assigned seat in the family station wagon, from which he bursts free to a heartstring-tugging music swell near the end. For what this is, that's…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Please Give</i>

Please Give

Nicole Holofcener's fourth feature is, for the most part, witty and engrossing. Kate (Catherine Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt) are bourgeois grave-robbers, stocking their West Village "vintage furniture" store with mid-20th-century pieces bought from the distracted children of the recently…
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Film, A Lot Like Good

A Lot Like Good

Amanda Peet. Ashton Kutcher. Romantic comedy. Who'd have thought it could work? And yet A Lot Like Love is an entertainment success, a triple threat of fresh writing, inspired directing, and, yes, good acting. Fortified with a healthy dose of…
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Film, Jaws: The Revenge

Jaws: The Revenge

Amanda Peet has some really large teeth. Seriously. Even given the fact that it's in vogue for hot, young, would-be sex symbols to have a set of brightly polished choppers prominent for all to see (think Neve Campbell, Casper Van…
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