Articles tagged cameron crowe

18 Sep 2011 // 10:00 PM

Pearl Jam: Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam takes fans on a journey through its vast back catalogue and rewards them for their continued support.

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Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’

Documentaries made by non-documentarians can be exhilarating since, new to the form, the filmmakers tend to break old rules and push into interesting territory. But they can also wind up looking something like Pearl Jam Twenty.

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Father’s Day Is Over, But Daddy Issues Remain in ‘Bioshock 2’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption’

Baby Boomer films such as Star Wars taught us about the corruptible and corrupting influence of an authoritarian father; now games like Bioshock 2 and Red Dead Redemption explore Generation X's “daddy issues”.

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Elizabethtown: Widescreen Special Collector’s Edition (2005)

The DVD of Elizabethtown is called the Widescreen Special Collector's Edition, though there's not one thing special about it.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Elizabethtown (2005)

Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown does not know how to end.

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13 Dec 2001 // 3:00 PM

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Moreover, the film asserts, if you're not careful in your dealings with people, you'll end up with no self and no life, in that big empty Times Square in your head.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Almost Famous (2000)

And yet, for a rock 'n' roll film set in the '70s, Almost Famous has surprisingly little sex and drugs on screen (though both are much discussed). Even when two or three of the 'band-aids' decide to deflower William, mainly to alleviate their boredom, it comes off more like a slumber party game than an act of real sexuality.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Almost Famous (2000)

Maybe in the deceptive world of fame (or almost-fame), this is the best version of intimacy available, although it's easier to attribute it to the characters' superficiality, and maybe a certain starry-eyed idealism on Cameron Crowe's part.

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