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  • End of Watch 'Training Day' writer David Ayer takes the director's chair for a winning spin on the buddy-cop routine | 9/19/2012
  • For a Good Time, Call Short, sweet and smutty, phone-sex homance charms with droll precision | 9/5/2012
  • ParaNorman Witches, Puritans, curses and bullies abound in this emotional animated tale | 8/15/2012
  • Ruby Sparks Real-life couple star in disarming indie comedy from the real-life couple behind 'Little Miss Sunshine' | 8/8/2012
  • Love and other invasions A Spanish-language sci-fi tinged rom-com is 'Carnage' by way of cockblocking | 7/12/2012
  • 'To Rome with Love' There's too little Rome and too much love in Woody Allen's mediocre follow-up to 'Midnight in Paris' | 7/5/2012
  • 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Marvel reboot fails to improve on much of anything | 7/5/2012
  • 'Brave' Pixar, mid-slump, finds parent Disney's footsteps tougher to fill than expected | 6/21/2012
  • Turn and draw Hollywood's all a-quiver ... about archery | 6/14/2012
  • Summer indie movies we already love The best indie movie prospects under the sun | 5/17/2012
  • 2012 Florida Film Festival The 2012 Florida Film Festival's brightest star is Central Florida itself. Are we ready for our close-up? | 4/12/2012
  • The Raid: Redemption The set-up is simple - A van full of cops is going to raid a building full of criminals, quickly and quietly, hoping to take down the kingpin upstairs, once and for all. | 4/12/2012
  • The Cabin in the Woods Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's twisty take on slasher flicks re-energizes and re-invents a stale genre | 4/12/2012
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt are effortlessly charming in director Lasse Hallstrom's tidy puff piece | 3/29/2012
  • Being Flynn Paul Weitz's father-son drama finds its own poetry | 3/15/2012
  • John Carter Despite its 3-D visuals and Finding Nemo director, this Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation falls flat | 3/8/2012
  • Man on a Ledge Sam Worthington capably anchors run-of-the-mill New York caper | 1/26/2012
  • The best movies of 2011 Apes, black birds and dinosaurs rise to the top | 12/29/2011
  • J. Edgar Leonardo DiCaprio gives an award-worthy performance as the conflicted FBI honcho | 11/10/2011
  • J. Edgar Leonardo DiCaprio gives an award-worthy performance as the conflicted FBI honcho | 2/18/2012
  • Real Steel A game Hugh Jackman aids this prepubescent bot royale | 10/6/2011
  • Attack the Block Debut feature director Joe Cornish delivers a fun invasion flick with a subtle message | 8/18/2011
  • The Change-Up Some good players take one for the toilet in crude comedy | 8/4/2011
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Laborious book club adaptation fails on every level | 7/28/2011
  • Submarine Quirky drama is more than a Rushmore clone | 7/21/2011
  • The Art of Getting By Emma Roberts teen drama vehicle is trapped in the classroom | 6/16/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 6/2/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 5/12/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 4/21/2011
  • FFF: Saturday, April 9 | 4/7/2011
  • FFF: Sunday, April 17 Noon at Regal Winter Park - 
Bots High (4 Stars) I'd forgotten about Battle Bots until seeing this absorbing documentary about a group of high schoolers from Miami designing and eventually pitting their bots against one another. The film follows three set | 4/7/2011
  • FFF: Saturday, April 16 12:30 p.m. at Enzian Theater - Ruby in Paradise A showing of the 1993 film set in Florida starring Ashley Judd. Following the screening, director Victor Nunez will do a Q&A with the audience, moderated by "Florida Films" program curator Scott Foundas. | 4/7/2011
  • FFF: Friday, April 15 3:30 p.m. at Regal Winter Park - 
Red Chapel (3 Stars) The most interesting part of Red Chapel is the fact that it fails. It fails in interesting ways, but it still fails. Its stated mission was to undermine the North Korean state with a (tremendously unf | 4/7/2011
  • FFF: Sunday, April 10 Noon at Regal Winter Park - Chekhov for Children (3 Stars) There is no knowledge of Anton Chekhov required for this touching documentary about a group of New York City junior high schoolers putting on Uncle Vanya in the late 1970s. The play, which should | 4/7/2011
  • FFF: 20th Florida Film Festival Onscreen outcasts and misfits dominate the 10-day fest | 4/7/2011
  • Win Win Tom McCarthy's indie sports drama clashes with itself | 4/7/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 3/31/2011
  • SXSW means BBQ and movies, too A South By Southwest film festival postmortem | 3/24/2011
  • I Saw the Devil A twisted, marvelous killer-thriller from South Korean master Kim Jee-woon | 3/17/2011
  • The Adjustment Bureau Matt Damon duels the fates in surprisingly romantic sci-fi film | 3/3/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 2/10/2011
  • Les misérables Two films by celebrated directors raise a glass to gloom | 1/27/2011
  • DVDs Nuts! Lesser-seen OW approved titles | 1/20/2011
  • The Way Back Possibly true tale of hardship celebrates the human spirit | 1/20/2011
  • Made in Dagenham True women’s rights story feels factory assembled | 1/13/2011
  • Rabbit Hole Nicole Kidman beautifies tragedy in this tender, picturesque drama | 1/13/2011
  • Face time The best movies of 2010 | 12/30/2010
  • Guys with guns, girls with guts The Coen Brothers’ newest Western is their most old-fashioned yet | 12/23/2010
  • Black Swan Natalie Portman strives for, and nearly achieves, perfection in creepy Swan Lake interpretation | 12/16/2010
  • Tamara Drewe Gemma Arterton continues to impress with Shakespearean screwball comedy | 12/9/2010
  • The Next Three Days Writer-director Paul Haggis sabotages his own would-be thriller | 11/18/2010
  • Inside Job An even-tempered doc about the financial meltdown nonetheless infuriates | 11/11/2010
  • For Colored Girls Tyler Perry gets out of the ladies’ way for this ensemble showcase | 11/4/2010
  • Trials and tribulations Legal drama features good performances but doesn’t break new ground | 10/28/2010
  • Tanks for the memories On-the-nose but credible, Lebanon basically works | 10/21/2010