Articles tagged christopher guest

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.

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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.

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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.

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5 Aug 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition

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

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For Your Consideration (2006)

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

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24 Apr 2003 // 12:00 AM

A Mighty Wind (2003)

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

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18 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Big Picture (1989)

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

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

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.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

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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//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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