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James Greenberg

Southern District — Film Review

Stylistically innovative, the film builds on the details of daily life to compose its portrait of a society in flux.

Buried — Film Review

Shooting a whole movie about a man buried alive is undeniably an impressive cinematic feat, and director Rodrigo Cortes pulls it off with great skill. However, there is something unsettling about the…

Abel — Film Review

"Abel," helmed by Mexican actor Diego Luna making his feature-directing debut, is the tale of a psychologically troubled nine-year-old boy who imagines he is the head of his fractured family.

Frozen — Film Review

"Frozen" delivers enough thrills and gory chills to satisfy the horror film crowd, but is not written, directed or acted well enough to be a first-rate thriller.

Homewrecker — Film Review

"Homewrecker" is an example of what two manic brothers -- Brad Barnes and Todd Barnes -- with little money and a lot of imagination can produce.

Lovers of Hate — Film Review

Designed to make you laugh and squirm, "Lovers of Hate" does more of the latter. The film employs the humor of discomfort to make its points about sibling rivalry.

Boy: Film Review

A cross between "The 400 Blows" and "Slumdog Millionaire" (though not quite in their class), "Boy" follows a group of kids during a sleepy summer in a Maori community on the rural East Coast of New…

Memories of Overdevelopment — Film Review

Miguel Coyula's rambling, highly personal distillation of the Cuban revolution and its effects on a disillusioned intellectual is thoughtful and cinematically bold, but its complex structure and…

Night Catches Us — Film Review

Driven by Anthony Mackie's powerful performance and a thumping soundtrack, the film could catch the attention of an urban theatrical audience.

Nuummioq — Film Review

Anchored by a riveting performance by Lars Rosing as a robust young man diagnosed with terminal cancer, the film is not easygoing or for all audiences, but for those willing to venture, they will be…

The Dry Land — Film Review

"The Dry Land" is not the first movie about returning vets, but there are never too many as long as the story is compelling.

Buried — Film Review

Ryan Reynolds, covered in sweat, blood and a few days' growth, departs dramatically from his recent romantic comedy roles in "Buried."