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Wednesday, August 7 2013

Crowd-Funding a Crowd Pleaser: The Feature Future of ‘Cleaning Up’

Crowd funding through Kickstarter or Indiegogo may be trendy, but filmmakers Thomas and Simon Guerrier are taking an atypical approach to funding a feature-length version of Cleaning Up.


Thursday, July 18 2013

Controversial Film, Enlightening Trailer: DreamWorks’ ‘The Fifth Estate’

Just like Julian Assange and Wikileaks, DreamWorks' The Fifth Estate is sure to generate controversy, but its first trailer entertains as well as enlightens.


Thursday, May 16 2013

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’: Dick Cheney’s Legacy

Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison is at once the most compelling and least predictable figure amid a dauntingly predictable ensemble.


Friday, May 3 2013

The Month in Pop Entertainment: May 2013

See previews of this month’s biggest pop entertainment.


Wednesday, April 4 2012

Meet the Filmmakers: Promoting Indie Films the Q&A Way

We need to talk: Q&As have become very important to independent filmmakers as a way of raising their profile and gaining new audiences.


Tuesday, January 3 2012

‘Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia’ Is a Brilliant Start to the New Series

A pacey adventure, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia rattles along with sharp, quick-fire dialogue, while remaining faithful to the original story.


Tuesday, May 31 2011

‘Third Star’, Making the Festival Rounds, Pits Benedict Cumberbatch Against a Taboo Topic

With a difficult theme and a challenging landscape, Third Star, an official selection for film festivals around the world, takes the characters and audience on the road trip of a lifetime.


Sunday, March 27 2011

National Theatre Live Shocks ‘Frankenstein’ Back to Life

Why did you create me? The plaintive question adorning National Theatre Live posters may echo critics’ question about the need for yet another in a long line of Frankensteins. Previous Frankensteins and monsters have been entertaining but less socially relevant. The National Theatre’s production, as directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, to use a cliché, is Alive!


Friday, December 3 2010

‘Sherlock’ Is Divorced from Reality, Yet Deeply In-Tune with an Irresistible Alternate Reality

The modern Sherlock Holmes is so compelling because he is a modern intellectual appealing to audiences who, for the most part, live in a world dissociated from intellectualism.


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