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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

With the exception of a few throwaway bits, the only convincing bit of hocus pocus in this comedy is the one that makes all the laughs disappear. Continue reading

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Now You See Me

If a trick really is something a whore does for money, “Now You See Me” is a cut-above illusion that plays fanciful, fast and loose, but more or less fair. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Diamonds Are Forever”

“Diamonds” is less about Sean Connery’s grand finale and more about James Bond’s birth into the free-spirited 1970s. Fitfully amusing, but still small-time. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Ocean’s Eleven (2001) / Ocean’s Thirteen

Two of Steven Soderbergh’s heist capers continue Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Lucky You

“Lucky You” — an all-but-forgotten poker-based variation on “Tin Cup” — continues Nick Rogers’ daily, alphabetical look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Hangover

“The Hangover” — a hurting-face comic cocktail served neat with a sidecar of Tabasco — continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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Naked Ambition

Grecco’s lens strips his subjects bare and is more revealing than any of their exploits on the screen. Continue reading

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The Hangover

The undisputed champion of comedy in 2009, “The Hangover” is a must-see if you haven’t, and a must-see-again if you have. Continue reading