Friends with Kids review

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Written and directed by Jennifer WestfeldtFirst off, let's offer Ms Westfeldt a word of congratulations. Though I understand she was thrust into the director's chair by circumstance, she managed to direct, write and show up in almost every scene of this film. When was the last time we saw a woman pull a hat-trick like…Read More

The Hunger Games review

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Directed by Gary Ross Written by Ross, Billy Ray and Suzanne Collins, from Collins' novel Do I need to explain the plot of this movie? As I write I'm seeing the box office totals come in, and it's larger than even the generous predictions made three days ago: $155 million is a lot of samolians.…Read More

A Cult of One: Impromptu

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Welcome to a new occasional feature on Flaw In The Iris. A Cult of One is where I go into my vault and write about unheralded films, generally unloved and unpopular. My point: they're just misunderstood and deserve a fanbase. I mean, besides just me (and maybe a very few others). Or I could just be…Read More

John Carter reviewed

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Directed by Andrew StantonWritten by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon, basedon the Edgar Rice Burroughs book, A Princess of MarsIn a TED Talk, director Andrew Stanton said that the biggest thing a story needs to do is "make you care." I really wanted to care about John Carter. At times I did. And other…Read More