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Thursday, July 7 2011

‘Red Riding Hood:’ Overheated and Half-Baked

Red Riding Hood doesn’t have the teeth to bite into the thrumming subterranean eroticism lurking just beneath its overripe surface; but neither does it have the self-awareness (or self-confidence) to cross over the line into full blown kitsch.


Tuesday, December 7 2010

The Play’s The Thing: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’, 20 Years Later

The enduring impact of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead might be the manner in which Stoppard takes on the Big Questions that philosophers, poets, priests and everyone else have agonized over for centuries.


Monday, February 23 2009

Backstage at the Oscars: Heath Ledger’s family discusses win


Thursday, February 19 2009

Academy’s snubbing of ‘The Dark Knight’ is a crime


Tuesday, January 27 2009

Superheroes Versus Comics

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?


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.


Monday, September 22 2008

Let Us Now Praise Ordinary Men: Normalcy, Comics, and The Dark Knight

Without a couple of recognizably fallible and ordinary men like Harvey Dent and Commissioner Gordon at its center, The Dark Knight would ultimately be nothing more than an exceptionally well-tooled and smartly-acted thriller.


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‘Dark Knight’ Is Epic Entertainment (Short Ends and Leader) [17.Jul.08]
The Dark Knight (Reviews) [17.Jul.08]
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Part 4: Challenging Convention (Features) [20.Jun.07]
Monkey Business (Part 3: July) (Features) [2.May.07]
Batman Begins (2005) (Reviews) [16.Jun.05]
The Contender (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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