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Sunday, August 12 2012

Like an Adored Elderly Relative You Visit: ‘The Story of the Costume Drama’

These period pieces are often relatable, funny, and addictive, but what makes these costume dramas so successful is the great care that is obviously taken in telling their stories.


Wednesday, January 14 2009

OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!


Thursday, November 20 2008

Cut to the Whatever

Marc Forster's Quantum of Solace slices away nearly every element of the old Bond, and leaves nothing in its place.


Friday, November 14 2008

Quantum of Solace

Bond (Daniel Craig) seems done in by the notion that M is indeed his maternal superior, and so he must please her, or at least pretend that he's playing by rules that he and she and all the rest of us know he disrespects from jump.


Wednesday, November 12 2008

Bonding


Wednesday, September 24 2008

The Anton Chekhov Collection

A superbly acted, exhaustively complete summary of the great Russian’s dramas that provides real depth of insight into the plays and their possibilities.


Wednesday, September 10 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.


Monday, April 16 2007

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Oscars – like secrets – can be seductive, and this little film means to tempt us. Dame Judi gives an absolutely pulverizing performance.


Thursday, April 12 2007

Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale feels sleek, lean, shorn of fat, lithely running freely along that relentless but perilous path from point A to point B in classic parkourfashion.


Notes on a Scandal (2006) (Reviews) [19.Jan.07]
Casino Royale (2006) (Reviews) [16.Nov.06]
Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005) (Reviews) [23.Feb.06]
Wetherby (1985) (Reviews) [26.Jan.05]
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) (Reviews) [17.Jun.04]
Die Another Day (2002) (Reviews) [29.Nov.02]
The World Is Not Enough (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Shipping News (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Iris (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Chocolat (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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