Sunday, January 15 2012
Many films this year explored self-consciously "big" themes, revealing that sometimes the line between felicity of expression and facileness can be unclear.
Tuesday, September 23 2008
August saw a resurgence of nu-metal glory for 2008, with several former figureheads dropping their new releases. And instead of these bands dying off like the genre they ostensibly belonged to, most proved there's still life after the spotlight moves on.
Tuesday, March 4 2008
If bassist Marco Hietala laughs easily, it's because his band's back where they want to be after a period of gloom and change.
Thursday, April 19 2012
The Lady becomes torn between its two primary themes: the nobility of Suu Kyi’s cause and the emotional costs of her dedication, which include the loss of her loved ones for goals that seem no nearer in sight at the end of the film than the beginning.
Monday, April 16 2012
Titanic's re-release in 3D provides the opportunity to drink in its spectacular mise-en-scène, to admire its graceful, imposing, and majestic camerawork, particularly in several magnificent sweeps across the bow of the ship.
Thursday, March 29 2012
Unlike Clash of the Titans, which stacked the deck with mindless action, Wrath of the Titans features more walking. A lot more of it.
Thursday, February 9 2012
The Vow is a conventional love story with a ghostly chasm in the middle, a weepie for Valentine’s Day cinemagoers.
Tuesday, December 20 2011
The Adventures of Tintin is a fine, affectionate tribute to the Tintin comics, and visually, it’s dazzling. But the movie lacks Hergé’s spirit.
Thursday, July 14 2011
Over the course of ten years and eight films, it’s tempting to get misty-eyed and swept up in the fever of it all.
Thursday, May 26 2011
The Hangover Part II is a serviceable, but somewhat flat sequel.