It's week three of my month-long tenure as guest critic over at IFC.com. I had almost gotten enough "proper" reviews under my belt to retain my membership in the New York Film Critics Online circle, but then I was reminded of this fact, and I thought, "What's my function in that body anyway, other than to glare at Dana Stevens and David Edelstein and Armond White once a year? Provided that they even show up at the awards meeting." So I quit. I feel so much more relaxed now!
At any rate, the pics treated this week are: the rather enjoyable bromantic comedy I Love You, Man; Steve McQueen's bracing Hunger; and The Great Buck Howard. Enjoy! And, yes, the improper usage of "them" in the Man review is deliberate, but on further consideration I don't think it works. So, sorry.