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Film, "Lone Survivor": Mark Wahlberg Vs. the Taliban

"Lone Survivor": Mark Wahlberg Vs. the Taliban

As if to atone for his 2012 debacle Battleship, Peter Berg's Lone Survivor is the kind of testosterone-drenched war movie your dad probably liked to watch on Saturday afternoons. Based on a highly disputed book about what the film's poster…
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Film, "The Motel Life": Down and Out in One of These Kinds of Stories

"The Motel Life": Down and Out in One of These Kinds of Stories

Accomplished direction can't compensate for hazy scripting in The Motel Life, Alan and Gabe Polsky's adaptation of Will Vlautin's novel about two Reno brothers, Frank (Emile Hirsch) and Jerry Lee (Stephen Dorff), forced to hit the road after Jerry Lee…
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Film, "Prince Avalanche": Two Guys Paint a Road, and Paul Rudd Has a Mustache

"Prince Avalanche": Two Guys Paint a Road, and Paul Rudd Has a Mustache

Prince Avalanche There are neither princes nor avalanches in David Gordon Green's Prince Avalanche, but there are miles and miles of burnt forest through which uptight, self-styled woodsman Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend's boorish younger brother Lance (Emile Hirsch)…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Speed Racer</i>

Speed Racer

Converting a fondly remembered cartoon series into a prospective franchise, the Matrix masters, Larry and Andy Wachowski, have taken another step toward the total cyborganization of the cinema. Gaudier than a Hindu-temple roof, louder than the Las Vegas night, Speed…
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Film, Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces

To some, the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, the 24-year-old Emory University graduate who starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness in the spring of 1992, will never be anything more than a case of a spoiled bourgeois brat with…
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