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2009 Stories by Robert Wilonsky

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  • Everybody's Fine

    published December 3, 2009

    Don't be misled by the cheesy, generic poster for Kirk Jones's Everybody's Fine, in which a grinning Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore... More >>

  • The Informant!

    published September 17, 2009

    As evidenced by The Informant!, it's a hell of a tricky thing turning real-life pulp into floss sugar. The story of Archer... More >>

  • Extract

    published September 3, 2009

    Mike Judge began writing the screenplay for Extract not long after Office Space opened and closed in a matter of weeks in the... More >>

  • In the Loop

    published August 6, 2009

    In the Loop doesn't necessarily mean you're in the know. In Armando Iannucci's movie, a satire of the run-up to war with a Middle... More >>

  • The Proposal

    published June 18, 2009

    Fifteen minutes after seeing The Proposal, I'd forgotten I'd seen The Proposal. Well, that's not entirely true: By then,... More >>

  • Up

    published May 28, 2009

    First of all, Up is not a movie about a cranky old coot who, with the help of a roly-poly Boy Scout, finds his inner child during... More >>

  • Star Trek

    published May 7, 2009

    It's difficult for this longtime Trekkie to review J.J. Abrams's relaunching of the U.S.S. Enterprise. It's difficult to dispassionately... More >>

  • Observe and Report

    published April 9, 2009

    Observe and Report writer-director Jody Hill makes mean-spirited tragedies that studios market as inane comedies because... More >>

  • Notorious is B.I.G. made B.L.A.N.D.

    published January 15, 2009

    Notorious, about a crack dealer who becomes an iconic rapper who becomes a tragic legend, is the first film George Tillman Jr.... More >>

  • The best movies of 2008

    published January 1, 2009

    Is it a sign of the Apocalypse? Something in the water? Or just the way the wind is blowing? Whatever the case, when our often-contentious... More >>

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