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Lights Out
Prepare for an onslaught of jump scares
"...by: David F. Sandberg. Starring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Billy Burke and Alicia Vela-Bailey...."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Cooler
The performances of William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, and Maria Bello shine as brightly as the lights on the Vegas strip where the film is set.
"...by: Wayne Kramer. Starring: William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Paul Sorvino and Estella..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Prisoners
Jake Gyllenhaal is a detective working a troubling case, and Hugh Jackman's wound-up father of the victim is just one of his problems.
"...Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo, Maria Bello and Terrence Howard...."

Sept. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Abduction
Twilight's Taylor Lautner makes his bid for solo action stardom.
"...Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs and Denzel Whitaker...."

Sept. 30, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Yellow Handkerchief
Based on an 800-word story by Pete Hamill, this small-scale relationship drama stars William Hurt, Kristen Stewart, Maria Bello, and Eddie Redmayne.
"...Directed by: Udayan Prasad. Starring: William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart and Eddie Redmayne. Despite its shared..."

April 2, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
This third outing makes it abundantly clear that this once-fresh mummy franchise is dead in everything but name.
"...Directed by: Rob Cohen. Starring: Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh, Luke Ford..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Flicka
Girls and their horses. They're grist for this new update of Mary O'Hara's beloved novel My Friend Flicka.
"...Directed by: Michael Mayer. Starring: Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Alison Lohman, Ryan Kwanten, Daniel Pino and Dallas..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Permanent Midnight
Jerry Stahl's junkie confession is the author's fictionalized account of how to maintain a successful Hollywood career as well as a $6,000-a-week heroin habit.
"...Directed by: David Veloz. Starring: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Elizabeth Hurley, Janeane Garofalo, Owen C. Wilson, Fred..."

Sept. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The 5th Wave
Chloë Grace Moretz battles Earth's fifth wave of alien attacks
"...Moretz, Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Liev Schreiber, Zackary Arthur, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe and Ron Livingston...."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Payback
"...William Devane, Deborah Kara Unger, Lucy Liu, David Paymer, Maria Bello, Gregg Henry and Mel Gibson. Here's the set-up:..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Top 10 Queer Grrrls of 2013
Here's Sarah Marloff's list of top queer ladies making history in 2013
"...1) MARIA BELLO redefined Modern Family, nationally outted herself as dating..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

TV Eye: Front and Center
Eyeballing what NBC and Fox are serving up in the the fall
"...Over at NBC, the most exciting news was that Maria Bello (A History of Violence) will star in a..."

May 20, 2011 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Everyone complains about the perceived shortcomings of the MPAA, Hollywood's movie-ratings board, but nobody does anything. Nobody, that is, until activist documentarian Kirby Dick.
"...other interviewees include Allison Anders, David Ansen, Jamie Babbit, Maria Bello, Stephen Farber, Martin Garbus, Mary Harron, Wayne Kramer,..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Merchant of Death
Director Jason Reitman spins his feature, 'Thank You for Smoking'
"...Buckley's invention" – the top lobbyists for the alcohol (Maria Bello), firearms (David Koechner), and tobacco industries. There's the..."

March 31, 2006 Screens Feature by Darcie Stevens

Page Two
Steve Earle brings Townes Van Zandt's ghost along on Silver City's magical mystery tour; it hangs around for the Toronto Film Festival
"...Chris Cooper, Mary Kay Place, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Murphy, Maria Bello, Miguel Ferrer, James Gammon, Tim Roth, Billy Zane,..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Column by Louis Black

McFarland, USA
Despite heavy sports-underdog cliches, this film with Kevin Costner as the coach of an all-Latino high school track team taps into a lot of modern realities.
"...Directed by: Niki Caro. Starring: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Miguel Aguero, Sergio Avelar,..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Towelhead
Alan Ball's film is guaranteed to discomfit and dismay with its dangerous plunge into an adolescent girl's discovery of sexuality and self-identity.
"...Starring: Summer Bishil, Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Peter Macdissi, Maria Bello, Matt Letscher and Eugene Jones. “You’re beautiful just..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Jane Austen Book Club
Though it’s as estrogenic as dong quai, this amiable film about six friends and their book club is thoughtfully rendered with a certain universality of spirit.
"...Directed by: Robin Swicord. Starring: Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace,..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Thank You for Smoking
This snarkily playful little comedy gets so wrapped up in its own barbed witticisms that it fails to land even the lightest sucker-punches on the institutions it aims to skewer.
"...Directed by: Jason Reitman. Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, David Koechner,..."

March 31, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A History of Violence
Cronenberg's new horror film implicitly tackles the old question of nature vs. nurture: What are we born with and what do we acquire from our environment?
"...Directed by: David Cronenberg. Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt and Ashton Holmes. Throughout..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Silver City
John Sayles adds his cinematic two cents to this election year’s plethora of politically minded movies.
"...Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Huston, Mary Kay Place, Michael Murphy, Maria Bello, Tim Roth, Daryl Hannah and Kris Kristofferson. With..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Auto Focus
"...by: Paul Schrader. Starring: Ed Begley Jr, Don McManus, Maria Bello, Ron Leibman, Rita Wilson, Willem Dafoe and Greg..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Duets
"...Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Huey Lewis, André Braugher, Scott Speedman, Maria Bello, Paul Giamatti and Angie Dickinson. This awkwardly nuanced..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Coyote Ugly
"...Directed by: David McNally. Starring: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello, Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Izabella Miko, Bridget Moynahan..."

Aug. 3, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Scanlines
Armored Car Robbery
"...D: David Veloz (1998) with Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Hurley, Maria Bello, Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo...."

Aug. 13, 1999 Screens Feature

Fall Film Previews
September
"...D: David Veloz; with Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Hurley, Maria Bello, Janeane Garofalo...."

Sept. 11, 1998 Screens Feature

Giant Little Ones
Teen sexuality as a spectrum in this tender drama of growing up and coming out
"...Directed by: Keith Behrman. Starring: Josh Wiggins, Maria Bello, Kyle MacLachlan, Taylor Hickson, Peter Outerbridge, Niamh Wilson..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Every Day
Body-changing teen drama is more metaphysical than hormonal.
"...Directed by: Michael Sucsy. Starring: Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, Jacob Batalon, Justice Smith, Owen Teague,..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Max Steel
A teen and an alien join forces in this superhero movie
"...Directed by: Stewart Hendler. Starring: Ben Winchell, Josh Brener, Maria Bello and Andy Garcia. Not reviewed at press time...."

Oct. 14, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Third Person
Globe-trotting multistory meditation on love, betrayal, and lost/found children from the director of Crash.
"...Wilde, Adrian Brody, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Kim Basinger, Maria Bello and Moran Atias...."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

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