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Thursday, July 8 2010

‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ Needs a Bit More Voltage

This is a rare case of a film that could have used another 15-minutes to build its characters and emotional relationships.


Tuesday, April 15 2008

Mrs. Doubtfire

This film about a charmingly warped, desperate, and divorced dad in drag has held up well 15 years after its original release.


Wednesday, November 23 2005

Rent (2005)

The song, 'Rent', names its own dilemma, how to make melodrama and artifice compelling when experience has turned so sensational and illusory?"


Friday, November 29 2002

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

The cruelest of Malfoy's bigotries is directed against lovely, diligent Hermoine.


Thursday, November 15 2001

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

The makers of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' are banking on the fact that so very many people 'have' read the books, so that the confusion of those Luddites who haven't read them matters very little.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Bicentennial Man (1999)

Robots: we either love 'em or hate 'em. Movies have given us friendly Star Wars droids like R2-D2 and C-3PO and sadistic mechanical henchmen like Maximilian in The Black Hole. Science fiction television has shown both Buck Rogers' loyal sidekick Twiggy and the destructive Cylons of Battlestar Galactica.


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