Articles tagged frank oz

Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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12 Mar 2008 // 10:59 PM

Death at a Funeral

An everyman nucleus surrounded by idiosyncratic grotesques, grounded in a simple plot of the everyman reconciling the irrationality surrounding him, tangential and irrelevant comedic asides.

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Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?

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17 Aug 2007 // 4:00 AM

Death at a Funeral

Bodies show up everywhere they shouldn't, making public what usually remains repressed: death, defecation, desire.

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

For all its lavish effects, Sith's primary purpose is to showcase Anakin's dilemma.

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8 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Director Frank Oz asserts, 'There is no such a thing as Stepford. Stepford is in the mind.'"

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17 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Joanna's paucity of spirit is odiously illustrated during the first five minutes of The Stepford Wives.

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1 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Labyrinth (1986)

Sarah is the origin and end of the fiction, its cause and effect simultaneously.

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9 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Dark Crystal (1982)

It's ability to inspire terror is indicative of its creators' amazing craftsmanship.

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John Denver and the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday

Hearing the late Henson perform as Kermit again, so warm and enthusiastic, yet so perilously close to flippering out, is a joy unto itself.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Score (2001)

...it's boy-movie-making 101, a very traditional plot point indeed.

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'True Detective': Maybe Tomorrow

// Channel Surfing

"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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