The Master Archive

  • HollywoodandFine.com I was engaged for the first hour of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” – and frustrated into raging impatience by the final 90 minutes. So – 40 percent? Not […]

    ‘Inherent Vice’: Tripping – and stumbling

    HollywoodandFine.com I was engaged for the first hour of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” – and frustrated into raging impatience by the final 90 minutes. So – 40 percent? Not […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com Spike Jonze’s “Her” is the year’s most audacious trick: a film whose best (and longest) moments are simply dialogue between two lovers, figuring out their feelings about themselves and […]

    ‘Her,’ reviewed by Marshall Fine

    HollywoodandFine.com Spike Jonze’s “Her” is the year’s most audacious trick: a film whose best (and longest) moments are simply dialogue between two lovers, figuring out their feelings about themselves and […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com I recall a while back that a fellow critic took offense when I referred to Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg” as “not an audience-friendly film.” He felt that I was using […]

    When movies aren’t audience-friendly

    HollywoodandFine.com I recall a while back that a fellow critic took offense when I referred to Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg” as “not an audience-friendly film.” He felt that I was using […]

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