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Film, "A Better Life": Illegal Immigrant Melodrama Too Sudsy By Half

"A Better Life": Illegal Immigrant Melodrama Too Sudsy By Half

Pitched to tug at even Jan Brewer's heartstrings, A Better Life takes on the combustible topic of illegal immigration through the soft, safe focus of father-son bonding, with a heavy nod to The Bicycle Thief. When not tending the lawns…
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Film, Moping at the Moon

Moping at the Moon

Bella: I'm coming. Edward: I don't want you to. — The Twilight Saga: New Moon Worry not for the purity of your tween girls, global mothers. Where Catherine Hardwicke's lively, irreverent take on the first book in the Twilight series…
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Film, Lost Cause

Lost Cause

Casting Nicole Kidman as the glacial, intractably smooth megalomaniac Mrs. Coulter in The Golden Compass is no less inspired for being obvious. Indeed, she was the first and only choice for director Chris Weitz, who adapted this first installment of…
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