Reviews by Michelle Dean


Sin City

Slightly more tolerable crap




Crash

Just Another Message Movie...




Star Wars Episode III The Revenge of the Sith

Is this really the best you can do?




Donnie Darko

The original was perfect




Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Domestic Violence as Comedy




Batman Begins

Artistry of the Superheroic




Dark Water

Puddle of the Boring Dead




Million Dollar Baby

Clint should choose between acting and directing




Dukes of Hazzard

You Get What You Ask For




Broken Flowers

Overrated Vanity Projects and Teflon Actors




Four Brothers

Good old-fashioned moviemaking




Constant Gardener, the

"Damsels in Distress" Theories of Development




Truman Show, the

Marketing The Truman Show




Just Like Heaven

More like Purgatory




In Her Shoes

Women and Shoes: Who Knew?




Good Night and Good Luck

The Art of C-Span




Squid and the Whale, the

New York Intellectuals in their Brownstone Towers




Shopgirl

One old man and his Really Good Thing...




Brokeback Mountain

Requiem for a love affair




2005 Oscar Nominees

Crash




Brick

Like a tonne of




Into the Wild

Saint McCandless




Michael Clayton

The thing about George Clooney...




Oz the Great and Powerful

What Oz Owes to Readical Feminism




Great Gatsby, the (2013)

Class and The Great Gatsby




Bling Ring, the

The Listless Boredom of the Bling Ring




Mortal Instruments City of Bones

Background on The Mortal Instruments




Inside Llewyn Davis

Painfully, Brilliantly Dramatizes the Indignities of Creative Life




Her

Touching or Manipulative Portrait of Male Loneliness




Veronica Mars

The Case for Veronica Mars




Unknown Known

Sharper Than a "Hatchet Job"




Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything Does Jane Hawking a Disservice





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