Articles tagged brian howe

30 Dec 2008 // 6:41 AM

Hanging tough with the old master Clint Eastwood

As Gran Torino opens, Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (played by Clint Eastwood) has just buried his wife - and with her, his remaining interest

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26 Dec 2008 // 4:43 AM

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood’s Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino,”

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12 Dec 2008 // 5:15 AM

Gran Torino

As Gran Torino breaks down the iconic Eastwood Movie, it recalls The Searchers, another timely evocation of collective wrongheadedness and terrible legacies.

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24 Sep 2007 // 2:00 AM

Journeyman

No amount of philosophical study or science fiction reading would enable a viewer to disentangle the existential questions raised by its cavalier treatment of time, so Journeyman simply pretends they do not exist.

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25 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness is the male version of a "chick flick": aimed at wringing tears from even the most macho dude in the house.

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

As quick and resolute as Chris may be, he's still caught up in the fiction around him, The Pursuit of Happyness, which is not nearly so smart.

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6 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra constitutes another attempt, lovingly based on bad, low-budget movies, borrowing from and referencing classics.

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10 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

A Minute With Stan Hooper

Unfunny Norm has been surrounded by a group as unfunny as he, creating an entire unfunny world of their own, a sort of Unfunny Matrix.

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Guster + Kishi Bashi Perform at Central Park Summerstage (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Guster's Summerstage performance was a showcase of their infectious and poppy music from the last 24 years.

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