“The Eye” – Maitland McDonagh reviews

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It’s hard to know who bears the brunt of the blame for THE EYE’s stunning dullness: Maybe star Jessica Alba, an actress of conspicuous limitations, or perhaps Sebasitian Gutierrez, the once promising screenwriter who reworked the original script, or quite possibly, the American mainstream movie industry, which hires foreign filmmakers for their non-Hollywood approach to filmmaking and then systematically forces their work to conform to market-tested, focus-group approved conventions and formulas. Read more>>

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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).