Marshall Fine movie reviews Archive

  • HollywoodandFine.com Right from the start, let me stipulate that, when it comes to most comic-book movies, I turn into Anti-Man. I believe comic-book movies — and the overweening Comic-Con mentality...

    ‘Ant-Man’: Hold the insecticide

    HollywoodandFine.com Right from the start, let me stipulate that, when it comes to most comic-book movies, I turn into Anti-Man. I believe comic-book movies — and the overweening Comic-Con mentality...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com Let me start by saying two things: I think Amy Schumer is one of the funniest humans around. I also think Judd Apatow is one of the most overrated...

    ‘Trainwreck’: Taking the local to comedy

    HollywoodandFine.com Let me start by saying two things: I think Amy Schumer is one of the funniest humans around. I also think Judd Apatow is one of the most overrated...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com We live in a media culture which constantly insists that we should look and feel better than we do. We try to mimic the images we see, but it’s an...

    ‘Results’: They may vary

    HollywoodandFine.com We live in a media culture which constantly insists that we should look and feel better than we do. We try to mimic the images we see, but it’s an...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com “San Andreas”? I thought we critics drove a stake through this film’s heart when it came out 40 years ago under the title “Earthquake.” But each generation of special...

    ‘San Andreas’: Rumble. Tumble. Yawn.

    HollywoodandFine.com “San Andreas”? I thought we critics drove a stake through this film’s heart when it came out 40 years ago under the title “Earthquake.” But each generation of special...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com I am a big fan of Norwegian filmmaker Bent Hamer. The Norwegian films of his that have made it to American screens – “Kitchen Stories,” “O’Horten” and now “1001...

    ’1001 Grams’: The measure of life

    HollywoodandFine.com I am a big fan of Norwegian filmmaker Bent Hamer. The Norwegian films of his that have made it to American screens – “Kitchen Stories,” “O’Horten” and now “1001...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com James “The Amazing” Randi is not just a magician – he’s a skeptic, a rather more important calling. As the subject of the documentary “An Honest Liar,” by Justin...

    ‘An Honest Liar’: Art of deception

    HollywoodandFine.com James “The Amazing” Randi is not just a magician – he’s a skeptic, a rather more important calling. As the subject of the documentary “An Honest Liar,” by Justin...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com Sports movies starring Kevin Costner: It could be a category on “Jeopardy.” But that’s not really a bad thing. While the Costner oeuvre has its share of titles devoted to...

    ‘McFarland USA’: On the right track

    HollywoodandFine.com Sports movies starring Kevin Costner: It could be a category on “Jeopardy.” But that’s not really a bad thing. While the Costner oeuvre has its share of titles devoted to...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” arrives on the big screen 27 years after it opened on Broadway – and with the same second-act problems that have plagued it through...

    ‘Into the Woods’: We all die. The end.

    HollywoodandFine.com Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” arrives on the big screen 27 years after it opened on Broadway – and with the same second-act problems that have plagued it through...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com At heart, “Big Eyes” is a just a drama about a codependent relationship that strays into abusiveness, in which the wife finally finds the strength to walk away from...

    ‘Big Eyes’: … of the Beholder

    HollywoodandFine.com At heart, “Big Eyes” is a just a drama about a codependent relationship that strays into abusiveness, in which the wife finally finds the strength to walk away from...

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  • HollywoodandFine.com I bristle whenever Hollywood decides that it’s time to remake a film from the recent past (although, with a history of cinema that only extends a little over 100...

    ‘The Gambler’: Snake-eyes

    HollywoodandFine.com I bristle whenever Hollywood decides that it’s time to remake a film from the recent past (although, with a history of cinema that only extends a little over 100...

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