Marshall Fine movie review Archive

  • HollywoodandFine.com More than 15 years in the making, “A Walk in the Woods” is an entertaining and enjoyable film, if a formulaic one. Adapted by Rick Kerb and Bill Holderman...

    ‘A Walk in the Woods’: Amblin’

    HollywoodandFine.com More than 15 years in the making, “A Walk in the Woods” is an entertaining and enjoyable film, if a formulaic one. Adapted by Rick Kerb and Bill Holderman...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com We take our mentors where we find them in life, though it’s not always apparent who’s teaching who. That’s the case in “Learning to Drive,” a comic drama by...

    ‘Learning to Drive’: Life lessons

    HollywoodandFine.com We take our mentors where we find them in life, though it’s not always apparent who’s teaching who. That’s the case in “Learning to Drive,” a comic drama by...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com In a summer filled with cinematic bombast and overkill, it’s always a nice surprise to find a charming little comedy with heart like “People Places Things.” Directed by Jim...

    ‘People Places Things’: Jemaine event

    HollywoodandFine.com In a summer filled with cinematic bombast and overkill, it’s always a nice surprise to find a charming little comedy with heart like “People Places Things.” Directed by Jim...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is a day late and a dollar short — actually, make that several seasons late, for anyone who watches the outrageously funny animated...

    ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’: Broken tentpole

    HollywoodandFine.com Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is a day late and a dollar short — actually, make that several seasons late, for anyone who watches the outrageously funny animated...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com I tend to blow hot and cold on the films of Noah Baumbach though, truthfully, more hot than cold. I like his spikiest, least-audience-friendly films (“Margot at the Wedding,”...

    ‘Mistress America’: Greta or not

    HollywoodandFine.com I tend to blow hot and cold on the films of Noah Baumbach though, truthfully, more hot than cold. I like his spikiest, least-audience-friendly films (“Margot at the Wedding,”...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com Jonathan Demme’s “Ricki and the Flash” is one of those near-misses that feels as though a lot of discussion went into the rationale behind every wrong-headed decision. No doubt...

    ‘Ricki and the Flash’: Strictly a lounge act

    HollywoodandFine.com Jonathan Demme’s “Ricki and the Flash” is one of those near-misses that feels as though a lot of discussion went into the rationale behind every wrong-headed decision. No doubt...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com When the subject is immigration, outrage tends to outshout empathy. There’s a lot of fear but not a lot of humanity. Which is why “Samba” is a film that...

    ‘Samba’: Touching human tale

    HollywoodandFine.com When the subject is immigration, outrage tends to outshout empathy. There’s a lot of fear but not a lot of humanity. Which is why “Samba” is a film that...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com The idea of human consciousness going mobile is an intriguing one: What if you could actually trade minds with another person? That’s the premise of “Self/less,” a disappointing mind-transfer...

    ‘Self/less’: Brain drain

    HollywoodandFine.com The idea of human consciousness going mobile is an intriguing one: What if you could actually trade minds with another person? That’s the premise of “Self/less,” a disappointing mind-transfer...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com The creators of “Minions” obviously never heard either of two complementary expressions: “A little goes a long way” and “too much of a good thing.” If they had, there...

    ‘Minions’: Enough is too much

    HollywoodandFine.com The creators of “Minions” obviously never heard either of two complementary expressions: “A little goes a long way” and “too much of a good thing.” If they had, there...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com The wish of a terminally ill child as the subject for a documentary? I know, cue the cliches: strength in the face of tragedy, laughter through tears, the whole...

    ‘Batkid Begins’: Summer bright spot

    HollywoodandFine.com The wish of a terminally ill child as the subject for a documentary? I know, cue the cliches: strength in the face of tragedy, laughter through tears, the whole...

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