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Sunday, May 12 2013

Christopher Guest Does TV with HBO’s ‘Family Tree’

If the plot is thin, the show does offer other pleasures, including the actors’ improv skills, revealed in subtle and hilarious flashes of genius.


Sunday, April 26 2009

Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.


Wednesday, April 1 2009

The Princess Bride: Blu-Ray

Reiner and Goldman manage to marry timeless storytelling elements with modern comedic sensibilities in such a way that it will never feel corny, old-fashioned, or dated.


Tuesday, August 5 2008

The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition

This itself modern through that little smidgen of precocious reflexivity, and a healthy does of kitsch.


Monday, November 20 2006

For Your Consideration (2006)

Despite its comparatively strong plot and sharp satire, For Your Consideration seems less substantial than Guest's other films.


Thursday, April 24 2003

A Mighty Wind (2003)

In its focus on these reunited '60s folkies, 'Wind' engages in that most virulent form of nostalgia: '60s-itis.


Friday, October 18 2002

The Big Picture (1989)

'I don't know you, I don't know your work, but I think you're very talented.'"


Sunday, January 1 1995

This Is Spinal Tap (1984/2000)

Sixteen years ago, a young filmmaker named Marti DiBergi set out to capture, in his words, 'the sights, the sounds, and the smells' of a workhorse British rock band named Spinal Tap.


Best in Show (2000)

The question I am left with, in relation to all these other characters, is what, if anything, are they satirizing?"


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