Articles tagged diane keaton

You Only Go Around Once: Death and Nostalgia in the Films of Woody Allen

On the eve of the release of Woody Allen's newest film Midnight in Paris, opening May 20 in limited release, PopMatters examines the director's fondness for deftly employing nostalgia as a cinematic language throughout his career.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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18 Jan 2008 // 12:00 AM

Mad Money

Mad Money borrows liberally and carelessly from Set It Off, still a smart, angry film about class divisions that have only grown wider since 1996.

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6 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Because I Said So (2007)

Two long hours that I will sadly never get back.

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2 Feb 2007 // 3:44 AM

Because I Said So (2007)

Tacky and terminally bland, Because I Said So sets up one basic joke -- the interfering mother -- and runs it into the ground.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Reds (1981)

Warren Beatty's personal best film stands among the most spectacular films of the '80s and has retained its dignity with age.

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1 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Family Stone (2005)

In trying to balance the competing forces of farce and pathos, the film is at times funny and moving, though there are so many characters and subplots that some get lost in the shuffle.

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Family Stone (2005)

The self-congratulating, liberal-leaning Stones are addled when good boy Everett (Dermot Mulroney) brings home the very bad fiancée.

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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Francis Ford Coppola's focus on his family, in the film and his memory, could not be more poignant or more public.

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Father of the Bride: 15th Anniversary Edition (1991)

Maybe it's asking too much for a lighthearted comedy to raise any significant questions. But it can't be asking too much to expect the film to make sense.

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Something's Gotta Give is best when it backs off the cute dialogue and the actors create their own moments.

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Overstays its welcome, yes, but worse, it pretends like it's news when it isn't.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Pasadena

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Town and Country (2001)

In case you're still looking for an effective pro-gun control message, this is it, and from Mr. NRA President himself.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Hanging Up (2000)

A few nights after seeing Hanging Up, unable to sleep and channel-surfing, I came upon an Oprah episode, one of those repeats that air 2 or 3

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'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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