Paul Weitz

Bel Canto Review

Director Paul Weitz' hostage drama Bel Canto dares to ask questions with no easy answers. It's a film with no place for black and white thinking.

Admission Review

Admission might be high minded fluff, but with the talents of Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, and a great supporting cast, it's some of the best fluff one could hope for.

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This Week in DVD: 7/17/12

This week on DVD and Blu-Ray, Andrew Parker takes on Mel Gibson in Get the Gringo, Lockout, Friends With Kids, Being FlynnA Bag of Hammers, and the fourth season of TV's Sanctuary, while Phil Brown sinks into American Reunion, Silent House, and Bobcat Golthwait's God Bless America.

The New Old: Boys, Men, Aliens, and Gremlins

Lots of talk about boys and men this week as Brandon Bastaldo takes a look at the coming of age tale La Haine, Andrew Parker looks at the Quebecois hockey comedy Les Boys II, and Phil Brown looks at Men in Black, About a Boy, and the almost childlike inhibition of Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

Being Flynn Review

Paul Weitz’s Being Flynn is a tonally muddled and confused little movie, but ultimately an interesting one. It wants to be a dark and morally ambiguous slice of urban misery with a redemptive core, yet it never quite achieves that somewhat counterintuitive mash up. However, there are enough interesting ideas and a handful of solid performances (including a long awaited return to form for Robert DeNiro) that make it a hard movie to dislike.