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Sunday, February 28 2010

Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare

For anyone who appreciates acting this is highly recommended; for anyone studying acting, it's essential. If everything this educational was this entertaining, everyone in the world would have a Ph.D.


Tuesday, August 28 2007

Neverwas

How did a first time writer/ director manage to nab even one of these big guns, let alone a whole gaggle of them? Would that Neverwas never were…


Thursday, June 21 2007

Part 5: The Return of the Auteur

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.


Sunday, November 12 2006

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

If religion, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, is the fashionable substitute for belief, then The Da Vinci Code, judging by author Dan Brown’s quasi religious following, has asserted itself as the fashionable substitute for religion


Friday, May 19 2006

The Da Vinci Code

In straining to make its spaces and secrets 'scary', Da Vinci literalizes thoughts and dreams, and abandons mystery and nuance.


Thursday, December 18 2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

No in-betweeners in this reductive view of the world: characters and choices are good or evil.


Monday, December 1 2003

X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.


Thursday, May 1 2003

X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.


Tuesday, December 18 2001

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

What is potentially most urgent about 'The Fellowship of the Ring' is how it reflects the tenor of our time.


Sunday, January 1 1995

X-Men (2000)


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