Movie Minutes

Watching Sherrybaby is a bit like driving past a traffic accident: hard to look at, but hard not to. Maggie Gyllenhall is compelling and sympathetic as a young mom who’s just gotten out of prison and is trying to pull her life together for her daughter and herself.

The Illusionist was pure entertainment for me — it didn’t raise many questions while I was watching, and I didn’t take much away from the experience. Great acting, an interesting story, beautiful setting, the kind of good, unassuming movie that seems rare lately.

Little Miss Sunshine is so fabulous that I’m writing my next column on it. For now, I’ll just say, don’t miss the chance to see this family of misfits dancing to “Superfreak.”

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