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Sunday, April 5 2009

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

Friday, December 19 2008

The Tale of Despereaux

The movie starts with a cute sleight-of-handy gimmick, the sort that assumes a canny audience who’s a step ahead of regular narrative conventions.

Thursday, September 11 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

Monday, August 18 2008

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

So likable that many can only describe the experience of watching it in terms of clouds and frosting.

Wednesday, August 6 2008


Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.

Monday, April 7 2008

There Will Be Blood

However fictional, Daniel Plainview is like history come to life -- more Frankenstein's monster than wax doll.

Friday, March 28 2008


In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.

Wednesday, March 5 2008

Margot at the Wedding

Vivid impressions that make us look closely into Baumbach's fascinating, semi-miserable world.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day sends a lonely, sanctimonious governess from dejection to delight within a mere 24 hours.

Sunday, February 24 2008

There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold

There Will Be Blood (Reviews) [4.Jan.08]
Margot at the Wedding (Reviews) [26.Nov.07]
Margot at the Wedding (Reviews) [19.Nov.07]
The Nativity Story (2006) (Reviews) [8.Apr.07]
Rome (Reviews) [16.Jan.07]
The Nativity Story (2006) (Reviews) [1.Dec.06]
Miami Vice (2006) (Reviews) [28.Jul.06]
Munich (2005) (Reviews) [23.Dec.05]
The Phantom of the Opera (2004) (Reviews) [22.Dec.04]
Calendar Girls (2003) (Reviews) [18.Dec.03]
Veronica Guerin (2003) (Reviews) [16.Oct.03]
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