Wall Street: Money N...

Director: Oliver Stone Starring: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf Review: 2 stars (of five) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps squanders an amazing opportunity to make a film uniquely relevant to the Wall Street crisis. It also fails to make anything comprehensible or entertaining. If you watch the...

The Town

Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, John Hamm Review: 4 stars (of five) Ben Affleck works in front of and behind the camera to make a film about lower-class Boston, with the theme that if you’re the one ambitious person with a soul in all of lower-class Boston, you...

Easy A

Director: Will Gluck Starring: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci, Thomas Hayden Church, Malcolm MacDowell, Lisa Kudrow Review: 3.5 stars (of five) It would seem spoilerish to tell you that Easy A is Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter set in high school, except that...

The American

Director: Anton Corbijn Starring: George Clooney, Violante Placido, Paolo Bonacelli, Thekla Reuten, Johan Leysen Review: 4.5 stars (of five) The American is an excellent film, a slow, thoughtful pleasure that’s sure to perplex and piss off a large chunk of its audience. It’s about...