Reel Shorts | Admission

22 03 2013

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A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption in the dramedy, Admission. Read the rest of this entry »

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DVD Den | Dinner for Schmucks

7 01 2011

by Kam Williams

Unappetizing Remake of French Farce Arrives on DVD
Hollywood has a horrible track record when it comes to remakes of foreign films, especially French farces, and Dinner for Schmucks is just the latest in a long line of tone-deaf adaptations. In this case, the Americanized version substitutes slapstick and a mean-spiritedness where there had once been a certain savoir faire combined with a sublime sense of humor. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | Dinner for Schmucks

30 07 2010

by Kam Williams

Carell and Company Serve Up Unappetizing Remake
Although Hollywood has a horrible track record when it comes to remakes of foreign films, especially French farces, I nonetheless approached “Dinner for Schmucks” optimistically and with an open mind. Unfortunately, it turned out to be just the latest in a long line of tone-deaf adaptations which fail to recapture any of the magic of the original, in this case substituting slapstick and a mean-spiritedness where there had once been a certain savoir faire combined with a sublime sense of humor.

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Reel Shorts | I Love You, Man

20 03 2009

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Fresh off the disaster that was “Miss March,” real smart and edgy comedy returns to the big screen and not a moment too soon in the unconventional love story, “I Love You, Man.” Read the rest of this entry »