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TV Eye
Sweeps period approaches, and it's no big whoop that prime time is dishing up more drama, intrigue, and sex than ever. But the intelligent treatment of gay relationships on prime time? That would be a something to celebrate.
"...pleasure of the month. Gone are the days of straight-as-an-arrow relationships. Hold the passion. The days of Lucy and..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Redboy Thirteen
"...as James Coburn's Flint series and others. Playing it straight all the way through, Roy-Brown and Logan craft a..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rounders
"...world of high-stakes poker games, Rounders is hardly the straight flush we've been anticipating ever since director John Dahl..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Late Bloomers
"...love stories viewed as exotic or inaccessible by most straight viewers? Julia Dyer's slyly engaging low-budget film about love..."

June 27, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Split Second
"...Starring: Rutger Hauer and Kim Cattrall. Let's get this straight right up front: this film is silly, pointless, absurd,..."

May 8, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Young Soul Rebels
"...sexual politics. Chris, a mulatto who is pretty boy straight, and Caz, who is gay butch, have been best..."

Jan. 31, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Red 2
No wonder Bruce Willis has become the king of the sequels: He reliably delivers more of whatever it is we liked the last time.
"...6, maybe 4: It’s hard to keep the count straight, as the series’ clique of retired assassins expands and..."

July 19, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Disconnect
This mawkish, preachy picture about technophobia has already dated itself.
"...than you can say Friendster. And the execution is straight-up condescending. Computer solitaire as a symbol for modern man’s..."

April 26, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

It's a Disaster
This dark comedy by UT grad Todd Berger is built around a likable ensemble.
"...(Stiles), Glen is the nice-guy outsider, scrambling to keep straight who’s who among the bickering, tense-shouldered hosts (Hayes and..."

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Identity Thief
Melissa McCarthy is a comic storm system to Jason Bateman's straight man in this latest variation on the road trip from hell.
"...victim is the real Patterson (Bateman), a business executive, straight shooter, husband of Trish (Peet), and father of two..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Burlesque
Burlesque bumps and grinds. And then grinds and grinds and grinds.
"...signature part of her repertoire), the diva plays it straight as the club’s proprietor and den mother, Tess. Aguilera..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story
Tristram Shandy’s inspired, breakneck madness provides a good forum for Michael Winterbottom’s chief talent: the illumination of human nature, with all its messes and occasional marvels.
"...this adaptation’s wonderfully meta take. We’re not watching a straight adaptation, but rather a beleaguered crew’s attempts to film..."

March 24, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

In the Mix
Consider this brick No. 1 in the fall of the house of Usher.
"...a Yugo, as in "You go to this wannabe straight-to-video tripe, you deserve what you get." Usher has always..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

No Entry
An exotic dancer tests the strength of two couples in this entertaining Bollywood romantic comedy.
"...tested when a libidinous ultravixen, who has a figure straight out of Adolescent Male Self-Gratification Fantasies 101 and sports..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gabriela
"...almost all that follow with a dewy, soft-focus brush straight out of soft-core porn; it's as though Bob Guccione..."

May 11, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Broken Hearts Club
"...play hardball and its obvious attempts to appeal to straight folks (and I think it's worth noting that many..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The In Crowd
"...Bexton. The story reads like the latest Alyssa Milano straight-to-video release: Slightly crazy girl does stint in psych ward...."

July 28, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Three to Tango
"...to stay “in the closet” leads to some refreshing (straight male) discoveries. But for each prejudice the film tries..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Simon Sez
"...at humor, and uninspired action sequences, this is quintessential straight-to-video filmmaking, token theatrical release notwithstanding. The story, in case..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Mask
"...play the whole thing up for laughs or go straight into superhero mode. At times wildly entertaining and hilarious,..."

July 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wife
Glenn Close is icily brilliant as a woman who refuses to be diminished
"...at capturing Joe’s gluttony and overgrown-child sulks. Close – straight-backed, regal, all indulging half-smiles – is playing the adult..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Another installment of Madea's spooky stories
"...hallelujer-spouting matriarch, her high-as-a-kite older brother, Joe, and her straight-arrow nephew, Brian, who (like last time) can’t seem to..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

UT Volleyball Hits Its Stride at the Perfect Time
And how it corresponds to season four of 'Mad Men'
"...No. 11 Texas volleyball program picking up its fourth straight victory, its longest winning streak of the year...."

Oct. 19, 2010 Sports Post by Will Eidam

The Hummingbird Project
Who knew you could tell a character story about laying fiber-optic cable?
"...microwave towers; in The Hummingbird Project, it's a 1,000-mile straight line from the Kansas City Internet Exchange to New..."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Captain Marvel
Brie Larson confidently lays the next cornerstone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
"...have a long time ago. Higher, further, faster? Damn straight...."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Beyond the Night
Small town thriller intrigues, but never satisfies
"...just needs to cut away the fat and go straight to the bone...."

Jan. 26, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Nobody's Fool
Tiffany Haddish can't beat the Tyler Perry equation
"...horned-up and toked-up parolee running interference in her wound-up, straight-arrow sister’s love life, Haddish frequently resorts to some ham-fisted..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Juliet, Naked
Nick Hornby adaptation debunks the myth of authenticity
"...particular kind of fandom, whose gender (surprise!) is mostly straight white male...."

Aug. 31, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The House of Tomorrow
Punk coming-of-age tale is a little too sweet for its own good.
"...the local Lutheran community leader (Offerman, playing it very straight): The young rebel, as it turns out, recently had..."

May 18, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
The pope, in his own words, through the lens of Wim Wenders
"...its newest sovereign: Pope Francis. Rather than taking a straight biographical approach, the film’s dominant motif is that of..."

May 18, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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