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Colin Covert

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‘Heart’ hooks audience early on

In “Crazy Heart,” Jeff Bridges takes the part of Bad Blake, and he takes it with both fists. Bad

Film’s mediocrity isn’t so complicated

Meryl Streep heads back to the kitchen in “It’s Complicated,” this time making chocolate croissants

‘Pirate Radio’ just doesn’t float

“Pirate Radio” is a painful little mistake of a movie. It’s a salute to jubilant classic rock that’s

‘[500] Days of Summer’ shines with sweetness

If you’ve ever sifted through your breakup photos, sorting images of glory days, painful days and

Movie comes up short on plot, drama but has good actors

“Away We Go” feels like notes toward a draft of a screenplay. Most of the necessary material is

‘Revolutionary Road’: bleak, beautiful slice of disillusionment in suburbia

Winslet and DiCaprio are astonishing. In a movie season where the most consistent emotion

Poor sense of drama dooms ‘Frost/Nixon’

Frank Langella’s portrayal of Nixon lacks historical truth. Despite a cavalcade of talent,

Animated projects keep Chris Rock busy

The comedian is in demand for his voice. With his helium falsetto and excitable speech

‘Miracle at St. Anna’ overcomes its flaws

The Spike Lee war movie is overly long but is rousing fun. 111I found myself pondering why the

‘Lakeview’ keeps you interested

Samuel L. Jackson’s character is one to watch. Aside from sapphire swimming pools, there is no

‘Rocker’ lacking in originality

The good performances don’t make up for the weak ones. Forty-something wannabe rock star

‘Brideshead Revisited’ is tasteful but bland

You say stately, I say stagnant. The lush big-screen version of “Brideshead Revisited” is mummified

‘Rambow’ uses quirky charm

The young actors are engaging and controlled. “Son of Rambow,” a joyous, touching story of

Sandler creates comic variety in ‘Zohan’

The movie takes a light look at multicultural America. There’s a spirit of avant-garde

‘Shine a Light’ shows Stones’ pure brilliance

The footage was shot at an intimate venue in New York City. It’s a rock ‘n’ roll royal

‘Leatherheads’SFlbClooney goes vintage

The movie would go over better if it were shorter. 11111The setting is 1925 Duluth, Minn.,

‘There Will Be Blood’ re-creates early 20th-century California

It’s a portrait of a young nation struggling to find itself. “There Will Be Blood” is an epic

‘One Missed Call’: You might want to miss this one

Don’t expect everything to be explained in the horror film, or you’ll likely be left disappointed.

This movie is terrifyingly good

The Coen brothers are masterful in this suspenseful film. A man with dead eyes enters a

In ‘Darjeeling Limited,’ Anderson’s love of the absurd remains evident

The actors do a good job of fleshing out their roles. It’s usually easy to sort movies into

Farrellys make mess out of ‘Kid’

Their raucous slapstick humor doesn’t work in this film remake. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Hiring

‘Promises’ evokes ‘The Godfather’

Complex relationships drive the intriguing thriller. The relentlessly intelligent, stunningly

Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ lacks the dark humor of the original

The film reveals how horror icon Michael Myers became so evil. There’s a phantom stalking Rob


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