Middle age seems muddle-aged in Judd Apatow's familial comedy.
Comedy Phil Bacharach
Judd Apatow has given us some hilariously raunchy comedies, but This Is 40finds
the writer-director in his grown-up mode, at least in intent,
extracting the funny from the advent of middle age. But his
understanding of life in the 40s isn’t necessarily the universal kind.
Thriller Rod Lott
Despite how Warner Archive has branded it, 1963’s FBI Code 98 is not — repeat: not
— film noir. All film noir is crime, but not all crime is film noir.
That vaulted subgenre requires darkness, whereas this feature is so
light and breezy, it’s practically a recruiting tool for the federal
agency. It even has its own marching music.
Even my children's worst moments are still above the best moments of the snotty, self-absorbed, home-schooled brats of The Bling Ring, Oscar winner Sofia Coppola's follow-up to 2010's snooze-worthy Somewhere.