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AMC Chains Up Hounddog

Theaters refuse to show movie with rape of 9-year-old character, while critics gush over girl's performance.

Weeping for Blacklisted Communist Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo

Stephen Holden's high praise for a Hollywood Communist (and FBI informant): "Peter Askin's stirring documentary 'Trumbo' gives you reasons to cheer but also to weep."

Theatre Critic Dislikes the "Jesus Freaks" in Christian Satire "Saved"

The theatre critic doesn't like the play "Saved": "Why does it often feel like 'Legally Blonde,' only with, like, Jesus freaks?"

Sex and the Skittish

Newsweek seems to lament how the movie isn't outrageous enough. The headline is Girls Gone Mild.

Prince Caspian's Appeal

Pro-God Narnia films outstrip anti-God Golden Compass.

Still Calling it the Haditha "Massacre"

Manohla Dargis reviews a British filmmaker's dramatization of the "massacre" by Marines in the Iraqi town of Haditha.

Women Airbrushed from Summer Movie Screens, Whines Movie Critic

Manohla Dargis tries to make summer moviegoers feel guilty about the lack of women in films: "All you have to do is look at the movies themselves - at the decorative blondes and brunettes smiling ...

NYT's Movie Critic: Bush Years "One Long, Dumb, Dirty Joke"

Chief movie critic A.O. Scott: "If you think the last seven years have been one long, dumb, dirty joke - or maybe if, sometimes, you just wish you could believe as much - then 'Harold & Kumar ...

Wow: Ben Stein's Evolution Documentary "Unprincipled Propaganda Piece"

Jeannette Catsoulis: "One of the sleaziest documentaries to arrive in a very long time, 'Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed' is a conspiracy-theory rant masquerading as investigative inquiry."

The Revolt Against Sincerity

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