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Shame 3.0 stars

Less a film than an attractively illustrated chronicle of sexual pathology. Brandon (Michael Fassbender) needs sex and lots of it — with whores, with pickups, with his hand. Pretty much anything, really, as long as the encounter is impersonal. The ...

Nothing Personal 1.0 stars

A long day of "the troubles" -- a lot of them -- in Belfast, 1975, plus a days-later graveyard epilogue. Well acted by all involved, but emotionally bludgeoning. With Ian Hart, James Frain, John Lynch, Jenny Courtney; directed by Thaddeus ...

The Last Airbender 1.0 stars

M. Night Shyamalan has a go at an old-fashioned Saturday-matinee children’s film, a live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon series about the boy avatar who alone has the power, if he can learn to master it, to command all the ...

Star Trek Nemesis 1.0 stars

Tenth entry in the series, if, that is, you can regard the adventures of two distinct starship crews as somehow connected and continuous. The one episode of overlap, Star Trek Generations (thanks to a spot of time travel), makes it ...

Big Wednesday 3.0 stars

John Milius's epic-scale treatment of three surfing buddies and their California Casual lifestyle is always pleasantly absurd, but its most side-splitting possibilities, in the mock-heroic mode, are not realized until the lugubriously nostalgic second half, when the three blond beachniks ...

Every Little Step 3.0 stars

A natural for a documentary: auditions for a Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, a process that mirrors the original show, provides a privileged peek behind the curtain, introduces and reveals characters, generates sympathy and suspense, all without any special ...

What Have I Done to Deserve This? 1.0 stars

Outlandish and unruly even by Almodóvar's standards, with consequently a higher-than-usual percentage of misses than hits. Who but Almodóvar would believe that a little girl's Carrie-type telekinesis could be stuck in as just a throwaway gag? Who but Almodóvar could ...

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen 3.0 stars

Deep spirituality turns vague and hazy in religious films, like 3D for which only God has the glasses. But Margarethe von Trotta’s film about 12th-century nun and brilliant scholar Hildegard (Barbara Sukowa) reveals vivid, involving aspects of her brave, even ...

Honey 0.0 stars

No, not a dramatization of the Bobby Goldsboro tune. Rather, the big-screen coming-out party for TV's Dark Angel, Jessica Abs -- oops, Jessica Alba -- as a nightclub bartender, record-store clerk, and hip-hop instructor who dreams of making it in ...

Color of Night 0.0 stars

Amateurish murder mystery in which a psychoanalyst tries to smoke out a killer from the quintet of suspects in his group-therapy sessions. Any halfway attentive viewer will very early be able to solve the mystery for himself. All he will ...