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Thursday, January 7 2010

Everything in its Right Place: The Best Female Acting Performances of 2009

Mazur checks out the year's best female acting and offers up a mostly alternative opinion to the boring Oscar-begging consensus picks including some you might not have heard about, yet.


Thursday, May 17 2007

The Natural (1984)

What could have been a magnificent comment on this patriotic pastime unfortunately turns in to an emotionally manipulative barrage of iconic imagery.


Friday, September 1 2006

The Sentinel (2006)

A woefully timid, allegedly paranoid, political thriller short on thrills, shorter on paranoia, and shortest on politics.


The Sentinel (2006)

The Sentinel thus sets up a conflict between two exceptionally earnest masculine icons -- Kiefer Sutherland and Michael DOuglas -- all furrowed brows and low-talking intensity.


Friday, April 21 2006

The Sentinel (2006)

I suppose if you're going to cast the deliriously overexposed Eva Longoria -- and give her a weapon, to boot -- you might as well make fun of the fact that you've done so.


Friday, September 10 2004

Cellular (2004)

Cellular is so corny it's even behind its own time.


Thursday, July 15 2004

The Door in the Floor (2004)

Mimi Rogers plays a John Irving trademark, the self-hating and much humiliated woman as wholly irritating 'comic' device.


Monday, November 17 2003

Cool World (1992)

The doodles are all bulbous heads, puckered lips and low-slung Cro-Magnon shoulders.


Thursday, May 15 2003

People I Know (2003)

It's a tribute to Pacino's skill as an actor that, although we pity Eli, we also understand his fatigue.


8 Mile (2002) (Reviews) [7.Nov.02]
I Dreamed of Africa (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Bless the Child (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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