Articles by Christopher Smith

 

‘Company Men’ a character study in masculinity

By Christopher Smith on Jan. 19, 2011, at 1:16 p.m.
It’s safe to say that for the majority of Americans, we give our lives to our jobs.

‘The King’s Speech’ an awards contender

By Christopher Smith on Jan. 13, 2011, at 6:04 p.m.
God save the competition, because when the Academy announces its picks for this year’s Academy Award nominations, “The King’s Speech” is certain to pass around its crown and collect a devastating share of them.

Chris Smith reviews “The Green Hornet”

By Christopher Smith on Jan. 13, 2011, at 10:13 a.m.

‘Rabbit Hole’ smart, complex, worth seeing

By Christopher Smith on Jan. 06, 2011, at 6:35 p.m.
The aftereffects of death are explored in raw detail in John Cameron Mitchell’s “Rabbit Hole,” a dark movie about a couple coping with loss — and each other —

Chris Smith previews “Season of the Witch”

By Christopher Smith on Jan. 06, 2011, at 2:39 p.m.
Chris Smith previews “Season of the Witch”

Coens’ remake offers ‘True Grit’

By Christopher Smith on Dec. 30, 2010, at 6:01 p.m.
The new Joel and Ethan Coen remake of the 1969 Western “True Grit” features two of the year’s best performances.

Chris Smith previews “Rabbit Hole”

By Christopher Smith on Dec. 30, 2010, at 12:33 a.m.
Chris Smith previews “Rabbit Hole.”
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‘The Fighter’ thrives on riveting family conflict

By Christopher Smith on Dec. 23, 2010, at 6:11 p.m.
Let’s just address the elephant in the room, feed it some hay and send it on its way. David O. Russell’s terrific new movie, “The Fighter,” is not another “Rocky.” It’s also not another “The Wrestler” or “Raging Bull.”

Chris Smith previews “True Grit”

By Christopher Smith on Dec. 23, 2010, at 11:20 a.m.

James Franco noteworthy in ‘127 Hours’

By Christopher Smith on Dec. 16, 2010, at 5:40 p.m.
Nothing in Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” is new — if you haven’t heard the story behind it, then you must have been living under a rock, which is so far beyond the height of irony, it’s apocalyptic.

Christopher Smith previews “Tron Legacy”

By Christopher Smith on Dec. 15, 2010, at 1:40 p.m.
Christopher Smith previews “Tron Legacy,” which opens this Friday, Nov. 17.

‘Black Swan’ a psychedelic experience

By Christopher Smith on Dec. 09, 2010, at 9:40 a.m.
It’s just like director Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler,” “Requiem for a Dream,” “Pi”) to follow a movie about a down-on-his-luck wrestler with a thriller about the tumultuous world of prima ballerinas.

Look who’s coming home for the holidays?

By Christopher Smith on Dec. 02, 2010, at 6:45 p.m.
Stumped on what to buy this season? Let BDN film critic Christoper Smith give you a few tips.

Christopher Smith Previews “The Warrior’s Way.”

By Christopher Smith on Dec. 01, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.
Christopher Smith previews the new action movie, “The Warrior’s Way,” which opens Friday, Dec. 3.

New ‘Harry Potter’ film a dark start to the finale

By Christopher Smith on Nov. 25, 2010, at 11 p.m.
The new Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I,” is the seventh film in the franchise, and time is on its side.

Christopher Smith previews “Burlesque”

By Christopher Smith on Nov. 24, 2010, at 10:09 a.m.

Christopher Smith reviews ‘Megamind 3D’

By Christopher Smith on Nov. 18, 2010, at 11:41 a.m.
There is plenty to admire in Tom McGrath’s new computer-animated film, “Megamind,” particularly at the beginning, when Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons’ script is as its tightest and funniest.
In this film publcity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Ralph Fiennes is shown in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Christopher Smith previews ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’

By Christopher Smith on Nov. 15, 2010, at 10:47 p.m.

Christopher Smith previews ‘Unstoppable’

By Christopher Smith on Nov. 10, 2010, at 10:41 a.m.
Christopher Smith previews the new Tony Scott thriller “Unstoppable,” which stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine.

Woody Allen’s latest filled with promise

By Christopher Smith on Nov. 04, 2010, at 8:58 p.m.
Now that Woody Allen is a confirmed cinematic expatriate — all but one of his last six films have taken place in Europe, and his next film, “Midnight in Paris,” takes place in that city …
 
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