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The Stepford Wives
Remake will quickly go from an idea that's misbegotten to a movie that's completely forgotten.
"...its solutions were the stuff of fantasy (replacing human wives with gorgeous femme-bots) and the inherent threat more the..."

June 11, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Husbands and Wives
"...Sydney Pollack, Juliette Lewis and Liam Neeson. Husbands and Wives deromanticizes modern love, revealing it as a human condition..."

Sept. 18, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The First Wives Club
"...have in common are sleazy husbands who've replaced their wives with “younger models.” When another old college friend commits..."

Sept. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me
"...his children, the titular secretaries, and one of his wives, a racist, a womanizer, and a bottom line-obsessed skinflint..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Luv Doc: Trophy Wives
Am I wrong to assume?
"...their riches, am I wrong to assume that trophy wives who sit in the stands or sidelines and end..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

Top Chef Texas, Week 5: Trophy Wives Make Easy Targets
The cheftestants cook for the 1%
"...E I R D and have no taste. The wives look shellacked and I suspect that there are just,..."

Dec. 1, 2011 Food Post by Melanie Haupt

Messing Up the Order of Wives

Aug. 6, 2008 Postmarks

Ten Canoes
Ten Canoes is as much a work of anthropology as it is a narrative, and its true strength lies in its exploration of ancient aboriginal hunting practices, death rituals, and legal traditions.
"...of his older brother Minygululu's (the character and actor) wives. Sensing danger, Minygululu takes Yeeralparil aside during a group..."

July 27, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Australian director of Lantana returns to similar psychological terrain with this drama based on a Raymond Carver short story and starring the fantastic Laura Linney and Gabriel Byrne.
"...examine the often tenuous fabric that unites husbands and wives and how a small tear in that cloth can..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Salvage Vanguard Theater's Denim Doves
Adrienne Dawes' play takes the idea of postapocalyptic sister wives in an original, amusing direction
"...making any kind of original feminist statement. Five sister wives live together in a bunker in a postapocalyptic setting...."

Jan. 29, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Bill & Ted Face the Music
Can we all finally just be excellent to each other?
"...that don't always seem to lead much of anywhere. Princesses-turned-rock-wives Joanna (Mays) and Elizabeth (Hayes) finally get their own..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Kitchen
1970s mob drama gets a #MeToo overhaul
"...time, the underdogs rising through the ranks are three wives who scheme to rule Midtown Manhattan after their low-rent..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Dinner
Family ties come undone in this dark drama
"...a posh restaurant for the titular meal with their wives. Stan is a powerful and wealthy congressman with big..."

May 5, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Salesman
Gripping drama from the director of A Separation
"...they are foreign. Aging parents, blended families, husbands and wives struggling to communicate and find affordable housing and choose..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Wailing
South Korean movie adeptly blends a variety of genre tropes
"...of murders begins to plague his town. Husbands killing wives, family members slaughtering their kin and burning down houses,..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Homesman
Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones point their wagon east while confronting the myths of the Old West.
" of Nebraska settlers as The Homesman opens. Three wives have lost their minds amid the harsh conditions, and..."

Nov. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Walk Among the Tombstones
Liam Neeson has taken to shooting at bad guys again in this slow-burning Matthew Scudder mystery.
"...who get their jollies chopping up drug traffickers’ girlfriends, wives, and daughters. With A Walk Among the Tombstones, the..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Land Ho!
This buddy comedy travels all the way to Reykjavik – but does it actually go anywhere?
"...Mitch (Nelson) and Colin (Eenhoorn) are ex-brothers-in-law, whose wives were sisters. Mitch’s wife died a while ago, and..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Get on Up
As James Brown, Chadwick Boseman captures the performer's voice, moves, sweat, and swagger, but this biopic, as a whole, needs a stronger compass.
"...something resembling the warts-and-all treatment (abuse of drugs and wives receive equally cursory mentions), Taylor retreats to Brown’s mommy..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Thank You
In this Bollywood romantic comedy, cheating husbands try to keep their secrets from a private detective and their wives.
"...from the private detective hired by one of their wives...."

April 8, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Barney's Version
Paul Giamatti won a Golden Globe for his performance as Barney Panofsky in this film based on Mordecai Richler's 1997 novel.
"...near-constant cigar-chomping, Barney’s zest for life attracts friends and wives. Although he’s a big-time producer of a Montreal soap..."

March 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Walker
Woody Harrelson stars as a professional escort for political wives in this Paul Schrader movie about sex, murder, scandal, and adultery in Washington, D.C.
"...His role in life is to entertain the bored wives of politicians with gossip and clever character assassinations while..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

We Are Marshall
There are football movies, and then there’s this 800-pound gorilla of a gridiron weepie, which should be penalized for roughing the viewer.
"...(Strathairn), a Guy Who Quits (Huntley Ritter), quietly supportive wives (Jones and Williams-Paisley), and bone-crunching footage – all of..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Though lacking a clear point of view, the film seems to say that war not only dehumanizes soldiers but also infantilizes them. It’s not a pretty picture, but it is a lovely film.
"...the Delta House to Get This Party Started, Motherfucker; girlfriends/wives are not to be trusted, ever; the Iraqi desert..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Constant Gardener
City of God director Fernando Meirelles makes his English-language debut with this bracing, heartbreaking conspiracy thriller set in AIDS-ravaged Kenya.
" about the separate worlds inhabited by husbands and wives, about the interior spaces of the heart and the..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

No Entry
An exotic dancer tests the strength of two couples in this entertaining Bollywood romantic comedy.
"...Prem (Salman Khan), who are married to sassy, sexy wives Kaajal (Dutta) and Pooja (Deol), respectively. As often happens..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Disturbing Behavior
"...resembles, though, is 1974's male domination fantasy The Stepford Wives (penned by Levin), both in its attention to suburban..."

July 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...ritual practices and social customs that the two neglected wives find companionship and sexual comfort in each other's arms...."

Nov. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Keys to Tulsa
"...kid with a penchant for cocaine and other people's wives, who becomes embroiled in a blackmail scam run by..."

July 11, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wyatt Earp
"...between the Earp brothers (Costner, Ashby, Madsen) and their wives (Winningham, Williams, O'Hara). Plus, it sings with the live-wire..."

July 1, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

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