Film Review - How to Build a Girl


Beanie Feldstein made a sharp impression in last year’s “Booksmart,” handed a juicy role that provided opportunities for the actress to showcase her range as a dramatic and comedic talent. She did well with good material. Feldstein flies solo in “How to Build a Girl,” which is an adaptation of a 2014 Caitlin Moran novel (she handles screenplay duties), playing an English teenager who, in the early 1990s, receives a thorough education in the ways of maturation and selfishness. Feldstein is an odd choice for the part, but she throws herself into the role, taking on accent duties and cranking up her charms to help director Coky Giedroyc alleviate the often sludgy formula of the endeavor. “How to Build a Girl” doesn’t fall apart, but it threatens to repeatedly, held together by Feldstein’s energy and a colorful supporting cast. Read the rest at

The Worst Films of 2019


VOD goes DOA, Harmony Korine needs a new dealer, a ham-handed theater haunting, return of the Shatnering, NASA team torment, another visit to Amityville, leave Sharon Tate alone, Tyler Perry arranges a funeral, Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek need rehab, and a graphic novel assassin shoots himself in the foot.

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Interview - Broken Lizard for "Super Troopers 2"

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When 2001's "Super Troopers" debuted, few knew who or what Broken Lizard was. The comedy troupe was offered mainstream exposure with their second feature, and while the movie managed to find a smaller audience during its initial theatrical run, it grew into a cult sensation when issued on DVD, inspiring the Lizards to consider a sequel. Other pictures were produced in the aftermath of "Super Troopers" (including "Club Dread" and "Beerfest"), but a proper follow-up never materialized. Now, 17 years later, Broken Lizard has finally returned to the source of their greatest success with "Super Troopers 2," a long-awaited continuation (opening April 20th) that reunites viewers to the pleasures of pranks, meow-laden law enforcement, and mustaches. 

Recently, select members of Broken Lizard visited the Midwest during their promotional tour for "Super Troopers 2," sitting down for a roundtable interview to discuss their latest endeavor. The conversation features Broken Lizard members Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Paul Soter. Read the rest at