Reviews by Michelle Dean

Sin City

Slightly more tolerable crap


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


One old man and his Really Good Thing...

Brokeback Mountain

Requiem for a love affair

2005 Oscar Nominees



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


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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