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Wednesday, July 10 2013

‘The Bridge’: Crossing and Recrossing Borders

In The Bridge, the detectives find two half bodies laid out as if one, on the US-Mexican border, symbolic in a way that is both crass and inexplicable.


Wednesday, April 29 2009

Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.


Thursday, December 20 2007

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

The primary draw in the National Treasures is Nic Cage, odd and spasmodic, undeniably charismatic.


Thursday, September 13 2007

The Hunting Party

The sidetracking -- the lapses into corruption, black humor, and sarcasm -- all this is to be expected when your life is on the line so incessantly.


Thursday, April 19 2007

Copying Beethoven (2006)

While Copying Beethoven is a technically well-made, good-looking film, there doesn't seem to be any true soul present.


Thursday, November 9 2006

Copying Beethoven (2006)

Ed Harris is inspired, inventive and nuanced. At times he appears to be performing in another movie, the better one that might have been.


Wednesday, November 8 2006

Joyeux Noël (2005)

"Strange-But-True: Stray Cat Executed for Espionage" and other hard to believe events in the trenches of World War I.


Wednesday, March 22 2006

Joyeux Noël (2005)

Certainly few war zones would allow for such communal religious touchstones, given that religious belief is more often than not the impetus for war.


Tuesday, March 21 2006

Joyeux Noël (2005)

Certainly few war zones would allow for such communal religious touchstones, given that religious belief is more often than not the impetus for war.


Friday, November 19 2004

National Treasure (2004)

Popular propaganda at its best -- high quality creative work allied to a resounding endorsement of a status quo the American electorate seems determined to maintain.


Wicker Park (2004) (Reviews) [10.Sep.04]
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