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Friday, July 1 2011

Was Megan Fox Right? The Women of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is another exercise in the one-dimensional portrayal of women for Michael Bay.


Thursday, January 15 2009

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.


Tuesday, January 13 2009

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.


Sunday, December 21 2008

Burn After Reading (2008)


Thursday, September 18 2008

Being John Malkovich brings many movie roles


Friday, September 12 2008

Burn After Reading

Ozzie (John Malkovich) embodies the problem of the CIA, of the "intelligence community," which is that it reacts to data, then fashions a story about it to comport with the reaction.


Monday, September 8 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.


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, March 5 2008

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.


Aeon Flux (2005) (Reviews) [24.Apr.06]
Friends with Money (2006) (Reviews) [7.Apr.06]
Aeon Flux (2005) (Reviews) [16.Dec.05]
North Country (2005) (Reviews) [22.Oct.05]
Something’s Gotta Give (2003) (Reviews) [22.Mar.04]
Something’s Gotta Give (2003) (Reviews) [11.Dec.03]
Fargo (1996) (Reviews) [30.Sep.03]
City by the Sea (2002) (Reviews) [6.Sep.02]
Wonder Boys (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Wonder Boys (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Almost Famous (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Almost Famous (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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