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Woody Allen at 80

Today, Woody Allen turns 80 years old. There is every reason to congratulate this outstanding director even though he’s far from at the top of his game right now. Allen remains incredibly prolific, turning out a new movie every year. Once a year, we take our seat in a movie theater hoping to be dazzled … Continue reading Woody Allen at 80

American Reunion

Save the best piece for last. 13 years after graduating high school, Jim (Jason Biggs) and his friends are all headed back to Michigan for a reunion that promises to spiral out of control as soon as Stifler (Seann William Scott) shows up. The Harold & Kumar directors bring back the American Pie franchise with a fourth movie and almost … Continue reading American Reunion

Anything Else

IN ANY RELATIONSHIP, ONE PERSON ALWAYS DOES THE HEAVY LIFTING. Young comedy writer Jerry Falk (Jason Biggs) juggles two challenging relationships, one with a much older colleague (Woody Allen) who keeps giving him inappropriate advice, and the other a love affair with the annoying Amanda (Christina Ricci). Allen’s most critically lambasted movie has its loud moments … Continue reading Anything Else

American Pie

There’s something about your first piece. It’s easy to understand if anyone over the age of 16 feels this box office hit is too silly to watch; after all, Porky’s shouldn’t be regarded as a masterpiece by any filmmaker. It isn’t that simple though. This movie has better actors, funnier jokes and there is sweetness and a … Continue reading American Pie

Jersey Girl

FORGET ABOUT WHO YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE, AND JUST ACCEPT WHO YOU ARE. Hotshot publicist Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) loses his wife in childbirth and starts resenting his daughter for that; eventually, both he and the child grow up… Director Kevin Smith makes an earnest film in the vein of Chasing Amy (1997), but this … Continue reading Jersey Girl

Saving Silverman

THEY SWORE NOTHING COULD COME BETWEEN THEM. THEN SHE CAME ALONG. When Darren Silverman (Jason Biggs) decides to marry the exceptionally unpleasant Judith Fessbeggler (Amanda Peet), his two slacker buddies kidnap her and try to change Darren’s mind. Here’s a comedy that’s silly, tasteless, vulgar and a tad embarrassing when it should be funny. But … Continue reading Saving Silverman

American Wedding

This time they’re going all the way. And so we have reached the end of the series that consistently showed how easy it is to end up in embarrassing situations when you’re young, horny and curious. The central romance of this trilogy is taken to a higher level, as Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson … Continue reading American Wedding

American Pie 2

This summer it’s all about sticking together. Maybe the funniest thing in the world is watching Seann William Scott think he’s drinking champagne and subsequently realize that it’s actually urine. Or, maybe not. There is one thing worth admiring about this follow-up. The entire cast committed to a second helping, in which the boys rent … Continue reading American Pie 2