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The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 15 Best Films of the Fall Fests 

Career highs for Emma Stone and Nicolas Cage, a delicious Frederick Wiseman doc, a poignant gay ghost story and two knockout dramas about the refugee crisis in Europe are among THR critics’ 15 faves from Venice, Telluride and Toronto.

‘Office Space’: THR’s 1999 Review

On Feb. 19, 1999, Mike Judge brought Office Space to theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review of the R-rated, cult workplace comedy is below. Forget Dilbert. The true comic king of the cubicle hall has arrived in the form of Office Space, marking Mike Judge’s live-action directorial debut. An extremely funny white-collar satire filled with […]

‘Friends With Benefits’

FILM REVIEW: Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis make for engaging leads in this unexpectedly fresh R-rated comedy.

FILM REVIEW: Animated 3D ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Never Fully Comes to Life

The movie comes up short on inspiration despite a stellar voice cast that includes James McAvoy and Emily Blunt and a toe-tapping songbook by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

‘Down the Shore’ Film Review: James Gandolfini Is Rock Solid in Jersey Shore-Set Indie Drama

A rock solid James Gandolfini performance keeps this slice-of-Jersey-life drama grounded.

‘The Green Hornet’ Film Review: Seth Rogen Is Pleasantly Goofy, But Movie Fails to Take Off

Despite some entertaining moments, this long-in-gestation crime-fighter feature never sustains any satisfying momentum.

‘The Blind Side’: Film Review

Knowing a golden character opportunity when she sees one, Sandra Bullock takes the proverbial ball and runs with Leigh Anne Tuohy, the honey blond spitfire of a well-to-do Southern wife and mother who takes in a homeless black teenager in The Blind Side. She’s an irrepressible hoot in writer-director John Lee Hancock’s otherwise thoroughly conventional […]

‘3:10 to Yuma’: Review

Pulling into theaters a full 50 years after the arrival of the original Van Heflin-Glenn Ford Western, James Mangold's expanded take on the classic makes for a largely compelling ride on the strength of a powerful cast led by Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.