“The Nines,” review by Maitland McDonagh

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An extended Twilight Zone-ish parable that gets progressively less interesting as it reveals more of its hand, screenwriter John August’s directing debut does one thing absolutely right: It gives the consistently underrated Ryan Reynolds three chances to prove that he’s got so much more under the hood than frat-boy hijinks and hunky action-guy posturing. Read more

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Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh

Formerly TVGuide.com's senior movies editor/reviewer, Maitland McDonagh now has her own site, Miss FlickChick.com, and freelances for Film Comment, Time Out NY and other publications. She has written four books -- Broken Mirrors Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, Filmmaking on the Fringe, The 50 Most Erotic Films of All Time and Movie Lust -- and contributed to many others, including Film Out of Bounds, Fantasy Females, The Last Great American Picture Show and Exile Cinema. Read McDonagh's recent artilces below. For her Women On Film archive, type "Maitland McDonagh" into the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).