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Monday, July 7 2014

Jumping Off the Bay-Wagon

With his picture postcard imagery and similarly shorthanded scripting, Michael Bay's movies may be nothing more than a colorful crib mobile.


Tuesday, June 17 2014

In Defense Of ... Ann Hornaday, No Matter What Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen Say

The Washington Post film critic wasn't wrong in wondering aloud about the impact Hollywood can have on the typical young male.


Monday, May 12 2014

Iris Barry Gave so Much to the World

Lady in the Dark is a meticulously researched, lovingly written book that suggests Iris Barry’s passions and accomplishments extend beyond the realm of cinema.


Monday, September 16 2013

Kiss Kiss Bangs Bangs: Pauline Kael, Lester Bangs and the Twitter Age

Maybe if one writes reviews like they're the only things that matter, the way Pauline Kael and Lester Bangs did, then writing reviews is enough.


Friday, September 9 2011

‘Life Itself’, From One of the Few Writers of the Modern Era Who Can Express Joy Without Schmaltz

Roger Ebert describes the movie of his life, lending his unique outlook to his childhood, his relationship with Gene Siskel, and his recent battle with cancer.


Thursday, June 23 2011

Moral Ambiguity, Greyness and Imperfection in the Classic, ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

This is, literally and figuratively, a movie about the dirt under the fingernails of its characters, and how everyone has some of that dirt, no matter how they might appear on the outside or to those in society at large.


Tuesday, May 18 2010

An Overview of American Film Criticism from 1896 to Today

I'd really like to read a complete history of American film criticism. Unfortunately, this volume falls far short of delivering what the title promises.


Tuesday, August 19 2008

Curtain falls on quality; new show thumbs its nose at quality criticism


Man in the Dark by Paul Auster (Reviews) [14.Aug.08]
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