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Monday, December 5 2011

The Beauty and the Horror: Peter Jackson’s King Kong - Part 2

Jackson's film is as unwieldy and difficult as it is gripping and moving, expanding upon the exotic spectacle of the original while simultaneously steering the tale into the realm of tragic lament.


Wednesday, November 30 2011

The Beauty and the Horror: Peter Jackson’s King Kong - Part 1

This film is keenly aware of the myriad meanings embedded in its cinematic myth and sets about re-contextualizing and commenting upon the implied politics while offering extravagant thrills and tragic, classic romance.


Monday, April 27 2009

Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.


Thursday, February 19 2009

This year’s Supporting Actor?


Wednesday, January 21 2009

Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works 2

This honestly confronts the shifting personas of a now legitimately famous band whose fictional identity once depended on a willful defiance of its own obscurity.


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 14 2008

Tropic Thunder: Unrated Director’s Cut

A fun, occasionally brilliant satire of these Hollywood tropes that actually retains its comic punch after multiple viewings.


Thursday, September 4 2008

Are We Not Funny? Laugh, Damn You!

The problem with the (inexplicably popular) Tropic Thunder may be that Ben Stiller is just not a funny filmmaker. Not even remotely.


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‘Tropic’ Blunder (Short Ends and Leader) [12.Aug.08]
Danny O.D.: Too Much McBride? (Short Ends and Leader) [11.Aug.08]
Be Kind Rewind (Reviews) [18.Jun.08]
Kung Fu Panda (Reviews) [6.Jun.08]
‘Panda’ Stays True to Its Kung Fu Confines (Short Ends and Leader) [5.Jun.08]
Margot at the Wedding (Reviews) [5.Mar.08]
Be Kind Rewind (Reviews) [22.Feb.08]
Margot at the Wedding (Reviews) [26.Nov.07]
Margot at the Wedding (Reviews) [19.Nov.07]
Ice Age (2002) (Reviews) [6.May.07]
The Holiday (2006) (Reviews) [18.Mar.07]
The Holiday (2006) (Reviews) [8.Dec.06]
Nacho Libre (2006) (Reviews) [16.Jun.06]
King Kong (2005) (Reviews) [14.Dec.05]
Shark Tale (2004) (Reviews) [1.Oct.04]
Envy (2004) (Reviews) [29.Apr.04]
The School of Rock (2003) (Reviews) [1.Mar.04]
The School of Rock (2003) (Reviews) [2.Oct.03]
Orange County (2002) (Reviews) [10.Jan.02]
Shallow Hal (2001) (Reviews) [8.Nov.01]
Shallow Hal (2001) (Reviews) [8.Nov.01]
High Fidelity (Reviews) [31.Mar.00]
Saving Silverman (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Jesus’ Son (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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