Articles tagged adrian lester

25 Jul 2008 // 10:45 PM

Doomsday: Unrated (2008)

Some films commit the cardinal cinematic sin of being too smart for their own good. They smugly announce their importance, challenging you to hate them

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18 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

Starting Out in the Evening

A smart film that is ultimately undone by the director’s preening and self-conscious style.

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17 Mar 2008 // 4:02 AM

Doomsday

If there's a single image worth contemplating in Doomsday, it's Eden's strapping lats and shoulders.

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27 Nov 2007 // 3:10 AM

Starting Out in the Evening

It's an unusual, vaguely intellectual premise for a film, lacing emotional ambitions and betrayals through a literary framework.

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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Even as it lays down a scary geopolitical scenario and a few partisan gauntlets, The Day After Tomorrow aims to please.

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28 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Day After Tomorrow (2004)

As the 'eye of the storm' speeds across the screen, instantly freezing everything in its path, Jack looks up to see a flag, turned spastically solid in a second. Here it is, the money shot: the emblematic United States, stuck in time, blind to consequences, fixated on its own reckless self-love.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Maybe Baby (2000)

Maybe Baby's sight gags are sometimes hilarious and the story is often engrossing. But the execution falls flat.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000)

In the hands of able actors, Shakespeare's 'taffeta phrases, silken terms, precise, three-piled hyperboles, and spruce affections' are a passport to the land of milk and honey.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

// Short Ends and Leader

"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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