Articles tagged edward zwick

‘Defiance’ Can’t Help But Feel Derivative

The Holocaust remains, for all intents and purposes, the ultimate expression of evil in our lifetime. Outside the obvious elements of genocide and the organized

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‘Defiance’ survivors remember Bielskis’ strength, courage

Not all Holocaust stories end in death. For more than 1,200 Jews hunted in the forests of Belarus, life - extraordinarily difficult and dangerous - was

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‘Defiance’ co-stars had to endure cold, primitive conditions to play WWII rebels

Think Holocaust movie. What do you see? Lines of weary men, women and children being herded to their deaths? That’s the conventional view. But

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‘Defiance’ director Edward Zwick wants to be the Ken Burns of the multiplex

Things didn’t have to work out this way for Edward Zwick. The “thirtysomething” and “My So Called Life” co-creator broke into the movies with “

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31 Dec 2008 // 1:00 AM

Defiance

Defiance's tendency to melodrama drags the rest of this ostensibly historical saga into a decidedly middling territory.

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9 Dec 2008 // 7:26 AM

Holo-Cost

All across the web this past week, it’s been the subject of much metaphysical ink. As awards season slowly winds down, Hollywood is dragging

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13 Nov 2007 // 4:14 AM

Millennials’ ‘quarterlife’ series debuts on the Web

Morley Safer seemed to be having trouble keeping his lip from curling during Sunday’s “60 Minutes” report on the length companies are going to learn

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TV producers embrace online TV with debut of ‘quarterlife’

MUST-CLICK TV? Original, scripted online video is still sparse, and the quality tends to be shaky. However, here are a few productions that have managed

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8 Dec 2006 // 3:00 AM

Blood Diamond (2006)

The movie can't seem to get out of its own way, relying on melodramatic clichés to make complex political observations.

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4 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Last Samurai (2003)

It's a grand vehicle, with horses, martial arts, and vast armies, not to mention Tom Cruise's shiny shoulder-length hair flowing just right.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Once and Again

Pitched last September with the fanfare that characterizes “quality television” and debuting in NYPD Blue‘s hallowed Tuesday night spot, Once and Again is a

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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