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Monday, October 20 2008

What Just Happened

Less an expose than a recap of what even casual observers of the industry know or intuit, What Just Happened relies on clichés even as it deplores them.


Thursday, May 17 2007

The Natural (1984)

What could have been a magnificent comment on this patriotic pastime unfortunately turns in to an emotionally manipulative barrage of iconic imagery.


Friday, October 13 2006

Man of the Year (2006)

The troubles with Barry Levinson's movie are many, including an erratic pace and too many unfunny diversions, but the primary issue, strangely, is its lack of pointed political humor.


Wednesday, October 13 2004

Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Season 5

It frequently expanded cop-show boundaries, occasionally gave in to suits in search or ratings, and most often, surprised fans and detractors alike.


Monday, July 26 2004

Homicide Life on the Street: The Complete Season 4

Unlike most TV fare, especially cop shows, Homicide concerns itself with details and asides that don't always come together into thematic wholes.


Thursday, April 29 2004

Envy (2004)

Scheduled to open a year ago, Envy is as dopey, uninventive, and smug as you'd expect from a movie that's 'all from shit'.


Monday, March 22 2004

Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Third Season

Homicide's third season focuses increasingly on tensions among the detectives, as they endure increasingly personal devastations, over more linear storylines and more sensational murder mysteries.


Monday, March 15 2004

Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2

Homicide lays out an utterly compelling and occasionally oblique anti-cop-show premise.


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