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Cookie's Fortune
This honeysuckle-flavored comedy scripted by Anne Rapp is as sweet and refreshing as anything Altman's ever done.
"...Wilson. Robert Altman's jaundiced eye absolutely twinkles in Cookie's Fortune. This honeysuckle-flavored comedy set in Holly Springs, Mississippi is..."

April 16, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
Statham and Ritchie reunite for an oddly monotonous spy flick
"...up once again for jumbled retro-revival spy flick Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre...."

March 3, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
Longing and loss explored in this stunning, tender anthology
"...secret close to their heart. His anthology, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, is a remarkable exhibition and exploration of..."

Oct. 29, 2021 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Anne Rapp's Fortune
The screenwriter of Cookie’s Fortune talks about storytelling, working in the business, and the incredible collaborator she found in Robert Altman.
" cinema legend Robert Altman? Rapp's screenplay was Cookie's Fortune, the critically well-received movie that played in theatres earlier..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

New Fortune's Kaput, There's an Otoko x Nixta, Bento Picnic's A-Grillin', Mudbugs are Back, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
" plus ultra of weekend dim sum indulgence, New Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown Center near North Lamar..."

March 23, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Solider of Fortune
Thin Lizzy's “Still Dangerous,” just ask its anchoring guitarist Scott Gorham.
" Glyn Johns. From Bad Reputation opener “Solider of Fortune” to closer “Me and Boys,” a razor-wire slice of..."

April 23, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

New Fortune's Kaput, There's an Otoko x Nixta, Bento Picnic's A-Grillin', Mudbugs are Back, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering

March 26, 2021 Food Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Soldier of Fortune
Comic Steven Wright offers observations on his return to short film, "One Soldier," the pressure of following up an Academy Award, and this bad trick called life.

March 10, 2000 Screens Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

The Handmaiden
A stylish and alluring love triangle
"...lady, throw her in an asylum, and steal her fortune. Sookhee’s role is to subtly foment that outcome. Conflicting..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Chicago-based, Jewish philanthropist Julius Rosenwald is profiled
"...documentary about a Chicago-based, Jewish philanthropist who spent his fortune building schools for impoverished southern blacks during the Jim..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Helen Mirren fights off ghosts with construction tools.
"...Sarah Winchester (Mirren), heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune. “The gun that won the West,” however, ended many..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Into the Blue
There's a crisp little thriller anchored in this movie about pretty people wearing skimpy swimwear in a beautiful locale.
"...Lurking in the turquoise waters is, of course, a fortune in cocaine submerged by a plane crash – and..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Eccentric dramedy about an Afghan immigrant who works in a fortune cookie company
" work in America – she writes intentionally boring fortunes at a local fortune cookie factory – but Donya..."

Sept. 8, 2023 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Radhe Shyam
Period romance about a fortune-teller at odds with fate
" the 1970s in this period drama about a fortune-teller caught between his love and his fate...."

March 11, 2022 Movie Review

The Fall of the American Empire
Oscar winner Denys Arcand mixes crime, political commentary
"...Having no clue how to deal with his newfound fortune, he seeks the aid of ex-con Sylvain (Girard) to..."

June 28, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

We Are X
Japanese rockers are the best band you've never heard of
"...saga of demise and rebirth, a karmic wheel of fortune that continues to this day. The creation of capital..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stranger-than-fiction doc about an eccentric doctor
"...controversial maverick who rose to fame and made his fortune in the Twenties by transplanting goat testicles into “sexually..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Don't Breathe
Home-invasion thriller is more methodical than innovative
"...gripping performance), who is said to be harboring a fortune in his home that he received years ago in..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Café Society
A lesser Woody Allen film, but not without its pleasures
"...Yorker who goes west to Hollywood to try his fortune under the wing of his Uncle Phil Stern (Carell),..."

July 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pandaga Chesko
A millionaire returns home to visit his family in this Telugu film
"...reviewed at press time. A millionaire who made his fortune in Europe returns to visit his family in this..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Seymour: An Introduction
Ethan Hawke directs this doc about pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein
" Seymour: An Introduction, Ethan Hawke had the great fortune to be seated next to Seymour Bernstein at a..."

March 27, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Man With the Iron Fists
Wu-Tang Clan firebrand RZA branches out into directing a martial arts film.
"...the Blacksmith finds his plans disrupted when a gold fortune passes through Jungle City, attracting – natch – every..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Even though it's primarily a cautionary ecological tale, this animated film is fun and visually pleasing.
"...involves a rash, young man out to make his fortune by going into the woods armed with marshmallows to..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The bubbles have gone out of Russell Brand's remake of the 30-year-old original.
"...into a loveless marriage to retain his $950 million fortune, the patriarchy has been upended so that Arthur’s mother..."

April 8, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In this delightfully human and sweetly comic ode to the contemporary immigrant experience in a post-9/11 “Amreeka,” a Palestinian mother and son create a world of possibilities.
"...from her work. A completely unexpected stroke of good fortune nets her a U.S. green card. ("How did this..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Savage Grace
You can almost smell the desperation in the twisted psychosexuality of Savage Grace, the film purportedly based on the true story of a mother-son relationship that went tragically wrong.
"...marriage to the handsome heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune, Brooks Baekeland (Dillane). More unfortunately, their only child, Tony..."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
Martin Lawrence is remarkably subdued in this story about a successful professional who returns home to rural Georgia and discovers that his family still makes him feel like a petulant teenager.
" anniversary, only to discover that, despite his fame, fortune, and newfound urbanity, around his family he’ll always feel..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Fool's Gold
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson star in this tale of two gorgeous, love-tossed, star-crossed treasure hunters who reunite to search for a lost 18th century galleon.
"...long-missing 18th century galleon that was carrying an enormous fortune to Spain as part of Prince Philip’s dowry for..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Control, Anton Corbijn's narrative portrait of Joy Division's suicidal singer, Ian Curtis, is easily one of the finest films ever made about the collision of music, madness, and the human heart.
"...and the human heart. Corbijn, who had the good fortune to photograph Joy Division back in the day, wisely..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ladrón Que Roba a Ladrón
This Spanish-language caper film, made in Los Angeles, offers grand entertainment and sociological import.
"...Looking to exact revenge on Valdez for making a fortune exploiting the vulnerabilities of the newly transplanted and homesick,..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

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